May Leadership Series Special Presentation

May Leadership Series

2020 May Leadership
Series Special Event

Canoeing the Mountains:
Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
with Tod Bolsinger

May 28-29, 2020

8:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)
at The Methodist Theological School of Ohio
3081 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015
or join us online via Zoom

This event is open to the public.
Registration required.

Tod Bolsinger is the Vice-President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. For seventeen years, he was the Senior Pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church in San Clemente, California, after serving for ten years at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. He earned a Ph.D. in Theology and Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of two books, including the Christianity Today Award of Merit recipient, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the community of God transforms lives. He speaks, consults and is an executive coach for corporate, non-profit, educational and church
organizations in transformational leadership.


Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a cultural context you were not expecting. You may even feel that your training holds you back more often than it carries you along. Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world. If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and find new navigational tools.



Theme: “Dancing with Family Ghosts: The Power of Emotional Cutoff” and featured guest speaker Richard Blackburn.


Theme: “Taking on Relationship Challenges: Managing Self and Coaching Others in the Family and Congregation” and featured guest speaker John Engles.


Theme: “The Self and The Systems: Emotional Process and the Management of Chronic Illness and Death” and featured guest speaker Dr. David Scott Hargrove.


Theme: “Systems Skeletons and Saints: Navigating the Hidden Past” and featured guest speaker Mickie Crimone.


Theme: “Getting out of Triangles? Managing Yourself in Life & Leadership” and featured guest speaker Laurie Lassiter, Ph.D., MSW.


Theme: “Cooperating for a Future” and featured guest speaker Priscilla J. Friesen, LICSW.


Theme: “Polarization in Society and in Congregations: Understanding It & Addressing It” and featured guest speaker Ronald W. Richardson.


Theme: “Money and Your Ministry” and featured guest speaker Margaret Marcuson.


Featured guest speaker Israel Galindo.


Featured guest speaker Rev. Dr. Larry Matthews.

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