NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE
2015 NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE
The District Conference turned out to be an amazing event. We had over 200 in attendance and Bishop Swanson did an excellent job preaching.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and thank you to all who attended.
To: District Superintendents
Wesley Seminary and the Lewis Center for Church Leadership offer a Doctor of Ministry track in Church Leadership so that clergy will receive the knowledge, skills, and motivation to increase congregational service, vitality, and growth. Students examine the biblical, theological, and ethical foundations of ministry through the lens of leadership to enhance their fruitful practice of leadership.
The program began in 2003 and continues to be a highly regarded way for clergy with some experience after seminary to advance their leadership to the next level. We believe such an advanced leadership program is needed more now than ever as churches need visionary and fruitful leaders.
Since pastors consult with you about their development as pastoral leaders, I wanted you to know about the new cohort that begins in May 2015. We are accepting applications now. If there are pastors in your district with the potential to take full advantage of such a program, I hope you will share the links below with them.
Graduates of this program are already contributing significantly to church renewal as pastors, superintendents, and bishops. Be sure to let me know if you have questions, or encourage any interested clergy to contact me directly.
As always, thank you.