Presentations. Apr. 2010- Faithfully Facing the Future
June 2010 - Strategic Planning
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Feb. 2010- Governance Meeting- MI Conference
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The Center for Congregational Leadership is a ministry of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. The Center is committed to training leaders who are uniquely knowledgeable in Congregationalism, respectful and upholding of the diversity represented in our congregations and are especially equipped to meet the challenges of the church in the 21st century. Drawing upon the strong Congregational values of "an educated clergy and a literate laity," the Center is committed to excellence in education, leadership and vision. It gives support and encouragement to churches and their leaders through skill development and educated understanding of emerging needs, trends and challenges.
The Center for Congregational Leadership administers the Congregational Foundation for Theological Studies, an educational program for seminarians, and the Lay Ministry Training Program for education of individuals who serve churches as lay ministers and lay leaders. Both established programs have long, successful histories of educating women and men for ministries and leadership positions in churches. In addition to these programs, the Center develops and offers a variety of seminars and continuing education opportunities for enhancing leadership skills of clergy and laity, increasing knowledge of the Congregational Way and exploration of personal spiritual gifts and calling. Many of these seminars are web-streamed, allowing people to participate in the seminar without the costly travel to attend on site.