In response to the growing challenges facing congregational leaders serving in rural and small-town communities, the Walker Leadership Institute is launching a fellows’ cohort to support, engage and educate these leaders for new ministry ventures.
For our purposes, anyone who identifies as a small town or rural congregational leader is welcome.
The Walker Rural & Small Town Fellows Cohort will provide the opportunity to identify, develop and launch a new work with the support of a group of 6 – 8 leaders working in similar contexts. Using lean development and elements of design thinking, the process gives fellows a way to discover, design, and deliver a new offering to enhance their ministry in their current setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.