Where Two Or Three Are Gathered: Collaborative Leadership For Discerning God’s Will

June 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN

June 15 – Dec. 31, 2018

Beginning with God is fundamental to any faithful discernment of a person’s or congregation’s calling and ministry. Jesus’ promised presence wherever two or three are gathered guides collaborative discovery of a congregation’s purpose.

Biblically-based discernment, trust-building methods and collaborative leadership skills are the core to this 6-month online and 1-week onsite course. Participants review the theological underpinnings of communal discernment, read a congregation’s context and culture missionally, prepare congregations for listening to God, and develop their ability of engaging and leading congregations.

This course may be taken for intentional interim ministry training for an additional 10 contact hours (at no additional fee).

Tuition: $625

Contact Hours: 50

Class Times:

  • Online learning, June 15 – Sept. 21, 2018
  • Onsite, Sept. 24 – 28, 2018
  • Individual coaching and learning, Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Seminar Leaders:

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Hagen and guest instructors.

Chris Hagen has served over 20 congregations as settled or interim pastor. He has served small and large congregations in rural, inner-city, suburban and small town settings. He has addressed intense conflict in congregations, misconduct, financial risks, legal risks and crises. He has a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Doctor of Ministry in Congregation Mission and Leadership. His doctoral thesis was on missional approach to interim ministry.

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