Educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God's changing world.

July 2016

Money and Your Ministry: Online Learning Opportunity

"Congregations that have the most troubling issues with money, stewardship, and budgets tend to be those whose pastoral leaders have not resolved their own personal issues about money. Yet, providing leadership about money and stewardship is one of the most critical functions for pastoral leaders today," says Galindo.

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Applicants Invited to Apply for Spiritual Direction Program

Spiritual Direction, often called spiritual companioning or spiritual friendship, is an intentional relationship between a person seeking spiritual guidance and a trained individual (the spiritual director). The Certificate in Spiritual Direction is a 2 1/2 year training program for those seeking to discern their call and develop and strengthen their skills and gifts as spiritual directors.

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Leadership in Ministry Transitions Benefit CLL's Learners

Leadership in Ministry is a vibrant, learning, and leadership development opportunity. The individuals who go through it, usually go through it numerous times and become devoted followers of the Bowen Family Systems Theory. Read more to learn about the CLL's expanded role in LIM!

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The seminary's new logo is more than just another "pretty face." It represent months of hard work from various departments, lots of talking, even more listening, and thinking about what sets Columbia apart. Michael Thompson explains the process and some of the symbolism behind our new logo.

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What Should a Governing Board Be Good At?

Dan Hotchkiss will be at the CLL in October to lead Governance and Ministry: The Art of Cultivating Staff-Board Partnerships. We've had Dan lead for us before -- Change, Organization and Generosity in Smaller Congregations and Small Churches: Adventures in Vitality. He knows what he's talking about! This is a repost from Dan's blog.

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Exploring Christianity in India

Satisfy your sense of wanderlust with Martha Moore-Keish and Raj Nadella as they (and possibly you) journey to India to look at the history of Christianity in this historically and spiritually rich country. Deadlines are approaching, so now is the time to apply!


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