Jump to Navigation

Resources

Clergy Peer Groups Transform Ministry

Twelve years ago, the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ was engaged in a dozen active reviews of possible clergy violations of conference guidelines; there has been a dramatic reduction in those reviews, attributable to the development of peer-oriented Communities of Practice that help ministers learn from one another to better navigate their personal and professional lives. Now, judicatory leaders have time to think strategically about the changing landscape of their communities and explore ways to respond to emerging needs and interests. Learn more about Communities of Practice by reading “Peer groups change the work of denominational officials,” which includes reflection questions. Also read the transcript of "Cultivating Communities," a conversation  with William Snyder, co-author of "Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge," and watch excerpts from his interview. Both are published on Faith & Leadership, the online magazine of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

News

News

A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

Calendar

Thu, Nov 22, 2018 - 09:00 am
Thanksgiving Sermon Resources

Popular Tools

Browse dozens of topics and see responses from a major national survey of congregations.

 

 

Widget provided by:

Search