School for Ministry will be held October 3 -5, 2018 at the Green Lake Conference Center. All clergy leaders in the Wisconsin Conference are expected to attend for learning and sharing. Retired clergy are welcomed and encouraged to join. The theme this year will be “Cultivating Intercultural Leadership for Diversity-Oriented Churches.” Dr. A. Brian Leander will facilitate the event. He received a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in 2014. His doctoral dissertation was a study of leader cultural intelligence in diversity-oriented churches in the United States. Visit his website for more information.

Church leadership in the 21st century requires more and more attention to diversity and inclusion at every level. As a result, many leaders today are looking for effective ways to promote shared understanding between people with different values, experiences, practices, identities and cultures. In addition, church leaders are looking for ways to carry forward the mission of Christ in diverse communities.

Upon registration, you will receive instructions via email to take the CQ Faith Based Plus and Group Report assessment. This online assessment will measure your capability for working and relating across cultures, and provide you with a customized feedback report. The assessment will take 15-20 minutes to complete. The results from this survey will be sent to you before the event, and will be used for part of the training during the event. Please take the assessment as soon as you receive the information via email. You will receive one CEU for attendance and taking the assessment and 0.5 CEU for reading the book Ethnic Blends: Mixing Diversity Into Your Local Church by M. DeYmaz (2010: Grand Rapids, Zondervan).

  • Early bird registration: $115, Now - August 15th
  • Standard registration: $125, August 16th - September 1st
  • Late registration: $140, September 2nd - September 18th

Registration includes Wednesday night dinner; Thursday breakfast, lunch, dinner; and Friday breakfast. Note: A $20 fee will be charged for all cancellations. After the September 18, 2018 deadline for registration, NO refunds issued. Do not wait to call and reserve your room at the Green Lake Conference Center. All rooms will be released from the Room Block on September 18, 2018. Call Green Lake Conference Center directly at 920-294-3323 to reserve and pay for your room. Room Block Name: "School For Ministry"

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