Spiritual Leadership for Culture Change: A Community of Practice


Whatever ministries you are part of — worship, music, faith formation, hospitality, social justice, governance, or anything else — the practices of Spiritual Leadership are a theologically faithful way to create Beloved Community within and beyond the congregation. So much pulls us away from living at the center of our values. The practices of Spiritual Leadership help us cultivate the creativity, resistance, and resilience that are needed to make the culture change we are called to make.

Such faithful living takes practice...and company. We are organizing a community of practice for anyone interested in embedding the practices of Spiritual Leadership in their congregational life and beyond. This community is for both lay people and religious professionals. All are welcome.

NER staff will invite members of the community to gather around a specific theme every couple of months. Through a variety of engagement methods, we’ll explore how these practices are changing culture in our congregations. Members of the community of practice are asked to register for these gatherings so that we can shape them to the number of participants.

Mark your calendars for our first gatherings in 2022. We will send details for each 90 minute gathering as it approaches, along with a link to register. The topic and design for both daytime and evening offerings will be the same.

  • January
    • Day time: January 25, 1:00 PM (ET)
    • Evening: January 26, 7:00 PM (ET)
  • March
    • Evening: March 22, 7:00 PM (ET)
    • Daytime: March 23, 1:00 PM (ET)
  • May
    • Daytime: May 24, 1:00 PM (ET)
    • Evening: May 26, 7:00 PM (ET)
    • Register today! Registration Deadline Thursday, May 19th.

Regardless of current familiarity or experience with the Spiritual Leadership practices, all those interested are welcome to join at any time using this form. New? Need an overview of the Practices of Spiritual Leadership? Materials at this link (google doc).