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e-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 32
The Virtual Classroom for "The Calling of Congregational Leadership" With Larry McSwain Is Now Open And Ready For Use
by Bill Anderton

The Virtual Classroom for "The Calling of Congregational Leadership" with Larry McSwain is now open and ready for use. Also, the first video-on-demand session has been posted into the classroom and is ready to view.

This course is based on Larry's book of the same name from Chalice Press which will be used as the course textbook. If you have not yet purchased the book, you can order it from the Class Bookstore in the Virtual Classroom.

Click here to log into the classroom. The username/password you used to register will be required.

Please watch the first video-on-demand session and be ready to discuss its contents in the first live conference call which will be on Thursday. Please view the video this week so you are prepared to ask questions and discuss the video with Larry and the rest of the class when we meet in the conference call.


The Calling of Congregational Leadership

This course will focus on a multiple meanings of the vocation of ministry for both clergy and lay leaders. The class will give attention to three aspects of functioning effectively as a congregational leader: the being of the leader, the knowledge base for leading, and the multiple doing tasks required of the leader. Primary emphasis is given to the tasks of dreaming or visioning for a missional congregation, caring for the church and community, organizing for the mission, and resourcing the congregation.

About This Course

This course is entirely online; no travel is required and all you need to participate is an web browser and a suitable broadband Internet connection.

The course is conducted over a period of five weeks. In this period, each student will watch the week's video-on-demand lecture and then meet together via a live interactive conference call to discuss the week's assignment with Eddie and other members of the class as well as ask any questions you might have.

TransformingTheChurch.org and Christian College are collaborating with The Columbia Partnership to bring leaders and champions a series of online courses to prepare congregations to engage in transitions and changes that may lead to their transformation.

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