Tools for Leadership
Sponsored by Eden Theological Seminary's Walker Leadership Institute, Tools for Leadership is a program that brings together religious and community leaders and administrators to share resources and imagine, invoke, and enhance sustainable business models that mutually benefit religious organizations and the local community while best stewarding the physical structures and sacred spaces entrusted to them.
Tools for Leadership specifically focuses on key areas, including but not limited to:
1. Optimizing and/or reimagining the use of church buildings and other sacred spaces to contribute to the common good while maintaining financial sustainability.
2. Optimizing and/or reimagining public spaces -- or spaces that might have previously been considered profane -- as sacred spaces.
3. Envisioning church building (and membership) redesign and/or expansion to include community development/outreach into the heart of an organization's business model, mission, and purpose.