Rising Strong In Church Leadership

June 18, 2018 - June 20, 2018
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN
June 18-20, 2018

Christ rose so that we too rise strong.  But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still hard falls we take in church leadership.  What does it take to get back up?  We will explore the unique connections of serving as a church leader during ever-changing times and landscapes and Dr. Brené Brown’s newest research on resilience.  Our time will connect head and heart and personal practice and theory. We will explore how the stories we use to understand challenges in ministry influence not only our self-understanding as leaders in the church but also our actions and behaviors.  Are we stuck in ways of thinking that don’t serve the Body of Christ or us in life-giving ways? When we’ve been caught by hard emotions, do we try to avoid them?  Through short lectures, self-exploration and small group discussion we will develop new critical awareness and practices to strengthen resiliency.  Connections to faith, prayer, Scripture and theology are woven throughout.

Objectives of course

    • Greater clarity around areas of personal growth related to authentic life and leadership
    • Increased clarity of personal values that guide leadership
    • Learning and practicing healthy strategies to use with strong emotions
    • Honed critical awareness to cultural myths around vulnerability and how these limit connecting with self, God and others
    • Increased capacity for curiosity and resiliency
    • Tools for cultivating daily practices of rising strong when we fall

Maximum participants: 16

Tuition: $250

Contact Hours: 17.5

Class Times:

  • Monday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Seminar Leaders:

Sarah Ciavarri, Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, Director of Spiritual Care at Augustana Health and Rehabilitation of Apple Valley, Minn.

Registration Information

Categories: Courses  |  Leadership  |  Wellness In Ministry