Mini-MBA for Pastors and Church Leaders: Leading and Managing in a Complex Environment

June 14, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN


June 14 – 19, 2015       Mini-MBA for Pastors and Church Leaders: Leading and Managing in a Complex Environment


Today’s pastor is expected to assume myriad leadership responsibilities not anticipated during seminary. In addition to preaching and teaching, pastors are expected to oversee complex budgeting processes, manage personnel, maintain facilities, form strategic and long-range plans for growth and development and promote the church through traditional markets and social networks. By the end of this week, you will have developed critical management skills and nurtured significant professional relationships with other pastors and church leaders. This interactive course will provide opportunities to practice new skills that will increase your capacity and confidence to lead your congregation in the 21st century.

Join with other highly motivated leaders in discovering the essentials of:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Communications and marketing (including the use of social networks)
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational assessment and strategic planning
  • Personal leadership
  • Cultivation of innovation and creativity in organizational life

The Mini-MBA from Luther Seminary and Augsburg College make the best insights of an MBA program relevant to congregational life with a theological sensitivity you won’t find anywhere else.

Tuition includes meals and all materials.

Housing is available at Augsburg College for $300 for the week. If you want to register and pay for housing select the course with the tuition fee of $1550.00. For more information about housing, contact Kathy Fagen at [email protected].

Graduate Credit: Available

Graduate Credit Advisor: Dwight Zscheile, Associate Professor of Congregational Mission and Leadership

Tuition: $1250

Contact Hours: 44

Class Times: Check in at 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by opening session. Weekday sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. The workshop ends at 3 p.m. Friday. Some sessions held during evening hours.

Seminar Leaders:

Augsburg College–MBA and Master of Arts in Leadership faculty

Luther Seminary Leadership faculty

Guest Speakers: Prominent leaders from Twin Cities business and nonprofit communities

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