The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s

September 23–25, 2020

Equip. Strengthen. Inspire.

Resources from Leadership Institute 2019

Save the Date for Leadership Institute 2020, September 23 – 25 for 3 days of inspiration, practical ministry tools and proven strategies to strengthen your church.

We are excited to return to our roots this year with a blend of:

Workshops designed for specific areas of ministry

Leadership principles presented in plenary sessions led by nationally-known keynote speakers

Inspiring worship led by musicians from each of Resurrection’s five campuses

Fellowship with church leaders from multiple denominations across the nation

Bring your ministry teams for an infusion of useful ideas, vision casting and strategic planning to help you cultivate a future for your church that is vibrant and flourishing – one that is making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Keynote Speakers

Bishop Michael Curry

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and was installed on November 1, 2015. He is the Chief Pastor and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as Chair of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and was installed November 1, 2015.

He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT. Throughout his ministry, Presiding Bishop Curry has been active in issues of social justice, reconciliation, speaking out on immigration policy and marriage equality.

Presiding Bishop Curry has authored four books: The Power of Love (2018); Following the Way of Jesus: Church’s Teachings in a Changing World (2017); Songs My Grandma Sang (2015); and Crazy Christians:  A Call to Follow Jesus (2013).

In 2018, Religion News Association named Presiding Bishop Curry religion newsmaker of the year

He is married to the former Sharon Clement, and they have two adult daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.

Ronald Heifetz

Ronald Heifetz is the founder of the Center for Public Leadership and is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. 

His research focuses on creating a conceptual foundation for the study of leadership, creating teaching, training, and consulting methods for leadership practice, and building the adaptive capacity of organizations and societies.  Heifetz is well-known for developing transformative methods of leadership education and development and co-developed the adaptive leadership framework. 

Heifetz is the author of several books including: Leadership without Easy Answers (1994), Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading (2002); and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World (2009).

A graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School and the Kennedy School, Heifetz is a physician and cellist.

As a church, our purpose is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.

More than 11,000 people find hope, meaning and purpose each week at Resurrection.

Church of the Resurrection began in 1990 with a dream of being a church where thoughtful people who were not actively involved in church might become followers of Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, find meaningful relationships, and be sent out each week, inspired to serve God by serving others. The church began with four people.

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