The Lakelands Institute is a consortium of visionary pastors, coaches, and community builders who offer wisdom, experience, and practical know-how to church leaders who recognize that ministry has forever changed.
Principled Leadership in Polarized Times
Leadership in this age when divisions harm community life presents an unprecedented challenge. In this course, Rev. Jake Morrill outlines ways leaders can be fully present, and yet well-differentiated, among the people they lead.
This course is built for groups. Click for info about group pricing. In seeking to build an anti-racist church, words are important, and what we mean matters even more. Join Rev. Neal Christie for a fascinating exploration of words and concepts that define and describe our work together.
How many times in the last year have you said, “They didn’t train us for this in seminary”? How could they have known? Just as you prepared for serving effectively in the pulpit and the classroom, you can prepare to effectively communicate your message via Zoom, and you won’t even have to go back to seminary to do it!
Looking to add coaching to your ministry certifications? While therapy helps people process their past, coaching is a powerful way to help people look to the future. This course will get you started on your journey to becoming a certified coach!
In this spotlight course, you will be taken step-by-step through the process of creating audio content and distributing it. By the time you complete this comprehensive course, you’ll have a professional quality stream of audio available to anyone.
When we engage in dialogue, it is good to have certain boundaries in order to create the space for us to speak, listen, and deeply hear others. This short course is designed to help us enter into a covenant with each other to speak and hear with grace and kindness.
Our courses are led by clergy and church professionals who know what it means to lead a local church. We’ve all had to pull off miracles with limited resources and have come up with solutions when budgets were thin. We came together for such a time as this.
Whether it be the pandemic, the struggle for racial justice and equity, or the polarized politics of today, we are experiencing a different world than the one we were born in. Leaders are struggling for survival, knowing that challenges like these have not occurred in our lifetimes. With experience in facilitating deep dialogue, leading through transition, tech skills, and a vision for the whole church, we feel like we were made for this moment. You were too. So let’s do this!