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2015 Missional Church Convocation

Convocation 2015

A FORETASTE!
TRANSFORMING LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

WHEN: July 23-25

WHERE: Techny Towers, Techny, IL

KEYNOTE PRESENTER:
Paul M. Dietterich

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 NRSV)

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What if Peter’s description of the Christian community as a people called, redeemed, and empowered for an important mission was taken seriously as the organizational blueprint for the Christian congregation?

What if the life and work of the congregation truly attempted to incarnate the distinctive social reality of the Gospel – a “foretaste” of the reign of God?

The faith community organizes for only one purpose: to serve the gospel mission.  It is precisely because of this calling that it must attend to its leadership practices and organizational life.

Transformative leadership practices foster a collaborative atmosphere in which trust, mutuality and creativity flourish. Leaders and leadership teams are called to model the church's deepest vision of its calling and cultivate a common life that embodies the gospel – a foretaste of the reign of God.

Consider the impact of leadership practices:

  • How they enable the dynamic of collaboration and shared ministry
  • How they cause an empowering climate, one that welcomes faith-full creativity
  • How they facilitate support and synergy in a group, team, congregation as a whole

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Ray Schulte, Naperville, IL 630-272-9336
ray@missionalchurch.org

Dale Ziemer, Palatine, IL 847-971-3447
dale@missionalchurch.org

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Keynote presenter: Paul M. Dietterich

Paul DietterichDr. Paul M. Dietterich, Executive Director Emeritus of the Center for Parish Development, has been a major contributor in the field of practical theology over his long and fruitful career.  Paul’s work has focused on the practical challenges of faithful change in whole church systems and congregations. His current research continues a life-long passion for transforming leadership in ways that enable the church to be a “foretaste” of the reign of God.

Paul is an ordained minister of the Iowa Conference, United Methodist Church, and has served in congregations in Massachusetts and Iowa.  He holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University and Boston University School of Theology.  Paul served as Executive Director of the Center from 1976 to 2005.

 

"'Climate' has long been a major concern for church leaders, dating back to the apostle Paul in the first century. Climate is a theological term that points to the importance of and witness of the quality of relational life of a faith community. The church is called to incarnate a new creation in Christ. The medium (the new community of faith) and the message (the Gospel of Jesus Christ) cannot be divorced." -- Paul Dietterich


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