Mainline Protestants can still have an exciting and life-giving future. Living into that future will require us to learn deeply Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen's lessons of disruptive innovation, say three United Methodist Church leaders.
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Serious JuJu is a ministry that meets young people where they are -- in a skate park.
In selections from his latest book, “Beyond Profession,” the former executive director of The Association of Theological Schools draws on his experience and shares his vision as part of the Theological Education Between the Times series.
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“Terroir,” the word for the local environmental factors that give a particular wine or honey its distinctive flavor, can be applied to ministry, writes the director of the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program.
Marion Design Co. is based in an old bank in downtown Marion, Indiana, where signs in the windows name the goals of their work. Photo courtesy of Wendy Puffer
Using the principles of design thinking can push Christian leaders to listen more closely to their surrounding communities and be more creative in addressing their needs, says the co-founder of Marion Design Co.
In his new book, “Navigating the Future,” the dean of Duke Divinity School explores the concept of traditioned innovation and how it both was shaped by and continues to shape his leadership.
Theology teachers need, not new systems or solutions, but a renewed commitment to formation, writes a professor at Harvard Divinity School for the Theological Education Between the Times series.
Before the pandemic, members of the church and others gathered in the Rev. Jessica Ketola's home for meals and worship. Although meals and other activities are on pause, worship still takes place on Zoom. Photos courtesy of The Practicing Church
Borrowing from the Roman Catholic tradition of the parish, the pastor of a Vineyard house church focuses on serving the geographical area in which the church is located.
In a new book for the Theological Education Between the Times series, a leader at Fuller Theological Seminary draws on his professional experience and his church tradition to offer a path forward.
Innovation isn't a good unto itself; at its core, innovation is about solving problems, says the co-founder of RootedGood. She shares the lessons she has learned as a social entrepreneur.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity teaches a way of thinking that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition.
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