Leadership Development Programs


Renewing Leadership

Now more than ever, organizations without solid leadership will find themselves struggling to stay on track, focused and relevant. Through Renewing Leadership, you will develop:

  • increased alignment
  • enhanced innovation
  • more effective use of time and resources
  • improved motivation and teamwork, and
  • deepened trust. 

The Renewing Leadership Process

As a participant in the Renewing Leadership intensive, you will complete a 360 assessment through which you will receive feedback from a cross section of people (family, friends, those you work with, colleagues—past and present) who you respect and trust. The assessment will provide insight into who you are as a leader and will allow you to identify strengths, blind spots and growth areas. In a one-on-one session with your coach, you will explore the feedback from your 360. At the end of the Renewing Leadership process, you will have a personal development plan.

LeaderWise Expertise and Value

  • Online cohort with other leaders
  • One-month intensive includes 5 cohort meetings (June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30) plus 1 one-on-one coaching session
  • Includes administration for 360 assessment 
  • Facilitated by certified coaches Deborah Rundlett and Okokon Udo
  • $750 (may be paid in installments)


The Shape of Leadership

The Shape of Leadership is for ministers who want to make a significant impact on the future of the church through their own bold leadership. In this ecumenical program, Shape participants will gather for one year to develop their leadership—through experimenting with innovative practices; deepening self-awareness; developing a support system of colleagues; and learning to navigate power, change, conflict, and the daily challenges of leadership. Participants integrate their personal theological and Biblical commitments with leadership concepts and practices from a variety of disciplines, especially the adaptive leadership framework. Core to the program is deepening self-awareness and leading from that place. The program is highly experiential and
collaborative and offers the opportunity to develop long-lasting relationships among other exceptional leaders in the church.

Rather than beginning in May 2020, the Shape of Leadership will begin in the fall. Revised dates will be announced soon. Applications continue to be accepted at this time.  

SHAPE brochure LeaderWise 20-21 (pdf)



CrossForm is a unique approach to equipping congregations for 21st century ministry. Our focus is threefold: strengthening core, building flexibility, and deepening impact

With clarity of vision, identity and character, we can build a strong core. Intentionally developing relationships, strategies and partnerships allows us to deepen flexibility. A strong core along with increased flexibility become a foundation for impactful ministry as salt and light for the
transformation of our communities. Without a strong core, even vibrant
outreach is not sustainable. Likewise, a strong core with no flexibility
results in the spiritual journey being disconnected from the flourishing
of community. 

If there is one constant, aside from the grounding love of God, it is that all things change. The root for the word form in Greek is the same we use for metamorphosis; that is, the process of transformation from one form to a more mature form in two or more distinct stages. CrossForm equips pastors and congregational leaders to embrace transformation through an intentional process that honors both the inward and outward journey. 

CrossForm brochure 2020 (pdf)


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