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Project Name: Online Adaptive Capacity Project

In collaboration with Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, the Fuller Leadership Formation Division of the Seminary seeks to address the rapidly changing and often disorienting landscape of the Christian church to help diverse churches develop the capacity for the deep change that will enable them to serve their communities and thrive. Over a five-year period, the Fuller Leadership Formation Division is creating, building, and hosting three learning community cohorts of 20 diverse congregations across the U.S. who will participate in an 18-month, 100% online learning community on the Fuller Leadership Platform. This project aims to develop the adaptive capacity of these churches to move from inwardly focused, based-on-legacy practices prone to pleasing a dwindling number of members to a missionally engaged, thriving congregation that deeply knows its context, can articulate its core mission and deploy its members to fulfill it, and identify the shared leadership and congregational practices that will create a missionally engaged, thriving congregational culture. This project is based on the research and insights of Tod Bolsinger’s best-selling leadership book “Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory.”

Location: Pasadena, CA
geographic scope: National
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Contact: Tod Bolsinger