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e-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 33
First Call For a Free Scholarship For "The Calling of Congregational Leadership" with Larry McSwain
by Bill Anderton

As a registered Member of our Connected Community, we are giving you the first opportunity for a free scholarship to "The Calling of Congregational Leadership" with Dr. Larry McSwain that begins this coming Thursday.

We need your help testing a new scholarship subsystem.

TransformingTheChurch.org and Christian College are beginning a new program to provide a limited number of free scholarships to each of our courses that will be targeted to deserving students who otherwise would not be able to participate. To support this program, we have built an automated system to streamline the registration of scholarship students and we need your help to do a final test before we place the system in full production.

This test will help us AND give you an opportunity for full participation in an important and valuable course, "The Calling of Congregational Leadership" with Dr. Larry McSwain. Normally, $99, if you sign up via this test at the link below, this course is absolutely FREE to you as our thanks for helping with this test.

Your part of the test will be in the registration process itself. All you have to do is register via the link below and enjoy the course. You will be a full member of the class. The Virtual Classroom for this course is open now and you can view the first video immediately; the first live conference call is this Thursday.

Please note that the number of scholarships for this test is limited to 20 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. As a member of our Connected Community, you are getting a 12 hour head start before we open this offer to the public. Register TODAY to make sure you get one of these FREE "seats" in this class.

Click here to sign up for the FREE scholarship.


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.

This course is based on Larry's book of the same name from Chalice Press which will be used as the course textbook. 

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 seven 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 Larry 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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