Insights is a series of conversations on topics related to missional leadership. In each conversation Walker Leadership founding director Steve Lawler interviews subject matter experts as they share insights from their work that will strengthen the practice of missional leadership. Latest interview: “What’s Next in American Religions” with Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research with the Pew Research Center
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Langenberg Leadership Forum
The Langenberg Leadership Forum is a program for business and organizational leaders offered through The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary.
Monthly forums are hosted and speakers share their experience in community leadership.
- Tishaura Jones announced her candidacy for mayor of the City of St. Louis November 4, 2020. Tishaura Jones political career began in 2002 when she was appointed as Democratic Committeewoman of the 8th Ward in the City of St. Louis. She has recently served for two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, and when selected by her colleagues as the Assistant Minority Floor Leader, became the first African-American and the first woman to hold this position in Missouri history.
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- Jennifer Hillman is an innovator, a community leader, a graphic artist, a devoted member of her family, and a source of wisdom for many in the St. Louis community. Some of her recent efforts include the launch of the WE Schools program in Missouri, the founding of the Hillman Scholar program for first-generation college students, and work to support the Cancer Frontier Fund at the Siteman Cancer Center. The support that she and Tom have given over the years to the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University was recognized through the naming of its newest building as Hillman Hall.
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Tools For Leadership Webinar Courses are designed for congregational leaders with information to assist them in their role as church leaders. Webinar participants may, if you choose, obtain a certificate from Eden by choosing the certificate option on the registration page and completing questions at the end of the webinar. Participate Here.
Learn strategies for church investments and endowments, capital improvement projects, socially responsible investment and corporate engagement.
Leadership: The Cornerstone Fund-Maria Coyne,
United Church Funds-Matt Wagner, Stacey Pettis, Katie McCloskey
Explore strategies for managing church conflict for healthier, more faithful churches.
Leadership: Care and Counseling-Amy Bertchausen
Ideas for Rethinking Church Buildings
In this three-part webinar presented by Rev. David Schoen of the United Church of Christ Church Building and Loan Fund, you will be provided insights and ideas for rethinking church buildings, including missional theology and practical impacts facilities play in modern church ministry.
NEXT Steps is a new, non-degree program of study and reflection for spiritually minded middle- and older-age professionals. NEXT Steps will lead you through a process of discovering purpose-filled work that contributes to the Common Good in our community. The class is forming now.
LIFE (Lifelong Learning Institute of Faith Exploration) is an open enrollment program for all people of faith: lay persons, clergy, seekers, churches and nones. LIFE is a series of mostly one-day seminars designed for anyone who would like to deepen and enrich their understanding of scripture, theology, history and the church.
Business and faith leaders in every community working together for the Common Good.
Founded in 2016, the Walker Leadership Institute was made possible by a generous gift from the late Ambassador George H. and Dr. Carol B. Walker.