Leading Change

There is no time in which skilled and mature leadership is needed more than in times of change. Leading people into a new, and perhaps very different future can raise all kinds of stresses, fears, and even opposition. This course will teach you how to lead people through change, especially the deep change that requires cultural shifts across the community. This course will focus on adaptive change and the leadership skills and wisdom needed to lead a congregation through this kind of change. Adaptive change requires leaders to go beyond simply addressing immediate challenges, to discerning the deeper root of the issue in order to lead people to a better future. This course teaches the theories and skills of leading a church through the big changes often needed for better spiritual and relational health and mission effectiveness. The syllabus can be found here.


Trimesters Offered

Fall 2023

Type of Course

Ministry Essentials

Course Area

Ministry & Leadership

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