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Curating Change in Your Church (Convergence Leadership Project)

“My church needs change - but fights it at every turn!” pastors say. (Sometimes, congregants say the same about their pastors!) It’s odd that an organization ostensibly founded on “good news” tends to prefer “the familiar old.” And it’s sad when an organization desperately in need of change fears change above all else, even irrelevance and extinction. Whether they’re Orthodox, Catholic, or Protestant, tongues-speaking Pentecostals or incense-burning liturgicals, large majorities of our churches seem to share this one common characteristic: a cautious if not suspicious if not terrorized response to change. There are a thousand fascinating sociological and historical roots to the change aversion so common in our congregations, but in this intensive, we’ll be focusing on how to guide our congregations through constructive and needed change … how to prepare for it, introduce it, guide it, restart it, troubleshoot it, celebrate it, and learn through and from it. The change your congregation needs most - or next - may be large or small, but you’ll find guidance and help in Curating Change in Your Church.


What is the Convergence Leadership Project?
The Convergence Leadership Project (CLP) is an online, on-demand continuing education program for clergy and laity who want to strengthen their church while preparing them for the cultural changes that impact ministry. We work together to build a church that is deeply aligned and moving forward on a path of just, joyful, generous, and regenerative Christian faith. A church that is welcoming in new people and younger generations to become spiritual activists to care for the planet, seek justice for the poor, welcome vulnerable people, and work for peace across racial, religious, political, and cultural divides. CLP provides self-guided intensives to equip and inspire you and your congregation to be long-term contributors in a vital spiritual movement taking shape around the world. CLP. Participants are eligible to receive a Certificate in Convergence Leadership with the purchase and successful completion of the full online course package. We know that today’s political and social reality needs a new kind of faith leader. The Convergence Leadership Project (CLP) trains congregational leaders, lay and ordained, as spiritual activists in a growing, multi-denominational movement of just and generous Christianity. When you join, you will be part of a growing regional and national movement of contemplative Christian activism that spans denominations and traditions.


Your Instructor


Brian McLaren
Brian McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.


Course Curriculum


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  8. Ten Commandments of Change
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