Luther Seminary seeks a four-year grant to establish its Leadership for Faithful Innovation project. This effort will form midcareer pastors into four peer learning communities that help them understand the changing culture, discover their own agency to create spaces of faithful adaptation and support their communities to engage in practices of learning and innovation. The clergy peer learning communities will meet for 18 months with mentors and coaches, after which the participating pastors will form and lead an additional 18-month learning community composed of lay leaders in their congregations to design and implement new ministries. Luther will gather a synodical leaders’ learning community to bring denominational leaders alongside the pastors and congregations to learn from them as they engage in reflective action. To sustain this project, Luther will develop a financial model that garners support from congregations and judicatories.
Leadership for Faithful Innovation
Saint Paul, Minnesota