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This five-session course helps us make sense of the new context in which we of the church find ourselves, provides practical models by which to understand how our congregations need to change, describes a visioning process by which we can discover what God is calling the church to be and do now, and provides practical advice and counsel to those who provide leadership for change.
This course is based on Dr. Hamm's book of the same title, TCP Leadership Series, Chalice Press, 2007, supplemented by up to date findings from recent consultation, which is used as the class textbook for the course.
Registration is open the on-demand online lecture: “Recreating the Church: Leadership for The Post-Modern Age” taught by Dick Hamm.
This course, "Recreating The Church: Leadership For The Postmodern Age," is one of our video-only courses consisting of five high-quality video lectures from Dick Hamm plus a bonus session featuring all of the workshop's music. All video lectures are delivered as streaming video to media players embedded into each lecture’s page in a dedicated Virtual Classroom.
We recommend that you also purchase the course’s textbook as part of your study of this subject. You will get the most out of this course by using the videos and the book together. Study both at your own pace.
For the price of registration, you will receive 120 days of unlimited access to this course’s Virtual Classroom and all of its included videos and other class materials. You may come and go into this course’s online Virtual Classroom as often as you wish.
Richard L. Hamm was born in Indiana and raised in Florida. He returned to Indiana to attend Butler University (B.A. Religion, 1970) and Christian Theological Seminary (Dr. of Ministry, 1974). Dick is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served congregations for 25 years in Indiana, Kansas and Missouri. He received the "Model Minister" Award from the Indiana Region in 1990. He has served in rural, exurban, urban and suburban settings and has been an associate minister, founding pastor of a new church, and senior minister of a multiple staff. He has twice been recognized for mediating settlements in school districts and thus averting teachers' strikes.
Dick served as regional minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee (1990-1993) and was named "Tennessee Ecumenist of the Year" in 1993. He served as General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada from 1993 to 2003. He is the author of three books, 2020 Vision for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and From Mainline to Front Line and Recreating The Church: Leadership For The Post-Modern Age. He lectures and teaches Disciples Polity at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He served as a trustee of Christian Theological Seminary for 10 years and recently completed service as a trustee of the Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley). He is chair of the National City Christian Church Foundation Board, He is the former Executive Director for Christian Churches Together in the USA, a new and very broad ecumenical organization that includes communions from five "families": Mainline Protestants, Historic Black Churches, Evangelicals/Pentecostals, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox as well as several Christian organizations including Bread For The World, Evangelicals for Social Action, Habitat For Humanity, Sojourners, World Vision, and the American Bible Society.