Leadership, if it’s about anything, is about noticing what is often overlooked, and then having the courage to speak up about it.
Vice president, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Melissa Wiginton is vice president for Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and former Vice President for Ministry Programs and Planning at the FTE. She directs the Thriving Congregations project at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
As Christian leaders, ours is the business of telling powerful stories.
If David Brooks is right about the lack of a moral vocabulary in today’s youth, how are Christians filling in the gap?
Try talking about something other than the worrisome future of the church, writes the vice president for Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
When church property becomes a point of contention.
It’s easy to lose sight of the church’s particular mission in a culture full of opportunities for social justice, self-help and healthy living.
Practice curiosity. Let the young preach. See what happens.
You don’t need to be an innovation guru like Steve Jobs to lead the church in times of social and institutional change.
If the word of the Lord inhabits the cries of Occupy protesters, this may not be over. But what are we to do?
Does your church advertise to let people know who you are? How do you decide what to say?
What ministry looks like in a time of drought.
How triple-digit heat, economic doom and a bad Hollywood flick evoke what a real servant of God looks like.
Charging flat-rate fees for clergy services is probably not the answer for unemployed M.Div. grads, but in a time of anxiety over ministry positions, we need to be clear about why not.
What CNN can’t tell Christians about the death of Osama bin Laden.
Applications Open for the 2023 Reflective Leadership Grant
This grant program is for leaders who are ready to design the next chapter in their ministry. We welcome applicants who serve in a range of leadership roles, from project director to senior administrator, and who are working in a variety of organizations, including denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, congregations, Christian nonprofits, Christian social enterprises and others.
The application deadline is May 15, 2023.