|Seabury's Kellogg School Institute|
June 18-22: Apply Now and Save
"I was just blown away by it. The entire course was brilliant, with top-notch, engaged faculty; the cross disciplinary approach was stunning."
--the Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh, rector of Church of the Advent, Cincinnati, on Seabury's 2011 Kellogg School Summer Institute
Applications are now available for Seabury's innovative one-week leadership institute in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
This custom educational program, taught by professors at the Kellogg School, is tailored to meet the distinctive needs of lay and clergy leaders and includes lectures, case examples, interactive exercises and classroom dialog.
Learn more about the Kellogg School Summer Institute 2012, read about last year's program, and apply online. Rates go up on April 16, and the program is limited to 45 participants.
Questions? Talk with Elizabeth Jameson via email or at 773-380-6783.
A World Gone Horizontal
March Leadership Workshops in Cleveland and Chicago
The world of leadership studies is riddled with clichés. Sharon Daloz Parks uses none of them. Rather, when the noted author and astute leadership consultant speaks, it is with a freshness that provokes a galvanizing examination of one's existing abilities and untapped potential.
"I really want to underscore that in a vertical world gone horizontal, we all have opportunities to practice leadership from wherever we sit," Parks said in a recent telephone interview. "In our time we need to be collectively smart as well as strategically smart. As Judy Brown has added, we also need to be spiritually smart."
Read the entire interview.
In March, Parks will lead workshops in Cleveland and Chicago on "Faithful Leadership for the Common Good." The workshops, sponsored by Bexley Hall and Seabury, are open to everyone, including emerging or established leaders, the lay or ordained, and those working inside or out of the institutional church.
These events are sponsored by the Bexley Hall and Seabury Partnership for Lifelong Learning. Learn more and register for the Cleveland event on March 14 and the Chicago event on March 16 and 17.
Understanding the Atheist Critique
Register now for open sessions
Believers and nonbelievers alike are invited to join Professor John Dally in "The Atheist Critique of the Church," which will consider why Christianity has been rejected by thinkers as diverse as the Emperor Julian, Mark Twain and Christopher Hitchens. In a time when secularism is thought to be the fastest growing "religious" demographic in the United States, this course also will explore the growing public face of atheism and its implications for the church.
The Atheist Critique of the Church is an academic course with some open Friday evening and Saturday morning sessions
. Read more and register
|June Courses Announced|
Community Organizing, 21st Century Congregations
|Apply Now for DMin in Congregational Development |
May 1 deadline for 2012 class
Seabury's Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development, offered in partnership with Church Divinity School of the Pacific, prepares leaders for innovative and effective congregational ministry.
When you enroll, you'll embark on a three-year program of critical and constructive theological reflection, community organizing, handling conflict, family systems, entrepreneurial leadership, vision and creativity, nonprofit management, congregational health and vitality, and living the Gospel in today's diverse and challenging world.
Learn more about the program and read about its graduates. Apply by May 1 to begin in June.
Questions? Talk with Susan Harlow via email or at 773-380-7042. Learn more about Susan.
Brian McLaren on the Holy Spirit
"People are not seeking religion," said author Brian McLaren at The Great Awakening, an Epiphany event sponsored by Seabury. "They're seeking an encounter, they're seeking a life in connection with God and with others."
|Brian McLaren: The Great Awakening and the Holy Spirit|
|Commencement 2012: Save the Date|
Saturday, May 12
Seabury's 2012 commencement will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 am. Save the date and look for more information soon.
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