Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity’s mission is to cultivate networks of support for U.S. congregations. The department  designs educational services, develops intellectual resources, and facilitates networks of institutions that cultivate a coherent vision of Christian institutional leadership and that form Christian leaders in the mindsets, activities, and traits that are crucial to thriving communities. Offerings include open-application programs, an online magazine, web resources, grants, and collaborative working groups that address the deepest challenges facing Christian institutions.

Leadership Education aims strengthen the ecology of Christian institutions that enable US congregations and pastors to flourish. It works with those institutions whose mission is the formation of Christians and that have the strength to have scalable impact: denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, large membership congregations, Christian nonprofit organizations, and others. Leadership Education works across the country, with current and future leaders, using expertise from disciplines as varied as theology, business, sociology, and the arts. This initiative is funded by grants from Lilly Endowment. For more information, visit leadership.divinity.duke.edu.

Faith & Leadership

Faith & Leadership (faithandleadership.com) is the online magazine of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. This online learning resource strengthens the practice of Christian leadership in institutions committed to the flourishing of congregations and pastors. Original content that draws on multiple disciplines is published every two weeks, and a news digest called News & Ideas is published every weekday.

Foundations of Christian Leadership

Foundations of Christian Leadership brings together emerging leaders from a variety of faith-based organizations as colleagues in an encouraging and collaborative learning environment. Through two four-day gatherings, the program helps participants cultivate the kinds of practices that are essential for transformative leadership within vibrant Christian institutions and congregations. Participants also may apply for $5,000 grants to fund innovative experiments that they design and lead within their organizations.