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 class 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. Adaptive leaders look beyond such details to discern the deeper issues and root causes behind them, with the goal of leading people into a better future. This class teaches the theories and skills of leading a church through the big changes often needed for better spiritual and relational health and mission effectiveness.