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Introduction, Workshop 5: Fated To Be Free

In "Harvest the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

The prophetic liberal church is the church where persons think and work together to interpret the signs of the times in the light of their faith. — James Luther Adams, 20th-century Unitarian theologian

We are the inheritors of a free faith—a faith in which we freely choose our beliefs, our values and in whom or what we trust. We decide how we will act on our faith in our lives and work. This workshop explores a congregational leader's opportunities and responsibilities to choose, in faith, their actions and their responses to situations.

The first in Harvest the Power's second unit, Purpose, this workshop guides the congregational leader to ask, "What ends do we serve?" Activities invite participants to consider the explicit values, judgments and personal preferences that underlie even the simplest decisions. The workshop builds participants' capacity to choose well as they navigate the challenges of leadership.

To strengthen your leadership skills and confidence, explore the leadership development resources recommended at the end of the workshop, as well as Workshop 1, Leader Resource 1, Accessibility Guidelines for Workshop Presenters.

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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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