Most leaders assume that navigating the challenges of a changing world, while trying to lead wisely and well, will be the most difficult thing they face. Yet, oftentimes the most important obstacle isn’t the one faced outside the church: It’s the resistance –including sabotage -encountered inside and among a body of believers. In this two-part workshop, Tod Bolsinger will help shape you into the kind of wise, resilient leader who can lead through the external challenges and internal resistance at the same time.
Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 28 and 29 for this two-part, virtual experience. Register by clicking here.
Cost: $25 for supporting conference members (Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas), $40 for other conferences
October 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time
Session 1: The Leadership Challenge of a Rapidly Changing World
Session 2: Learning to Lead All Over Again
October 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time
Session 3: Surviving the Sabotage
Session 4: Resistance and Resilience
Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Initiative, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. Tod was the founder of the Fuller Leadership Platform, an innovative approach to online formation and leadership development, and served as a Vice President of Fuller Seminary for six years.
He is the author of five books, including the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in pastoral leadership, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience and Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change. He served as a pastor for 27 years. Bolsinger speaks, consults and is an executive coach for corporate, non-profit, educational and church organizations in transformational leadership. His blogs and other resources can be found at depree.org/church.
Tod is married to Beth, an executive coach, consultant, and professional artist. They have two adult children, Brooks and Ali, and a son-in-law, Ben. An avid outdoor lover, if he hadn’t taken biology after lunch in high school, Tod would have been a National Park Ranger. When he retires, he is going to do hiking trail maintenance, trout rescue and be a ski host who makes sure there are four people on every quad chair lift.