The Convergence Leadership Project provides short-term (usually 8-week) intensive learning experiences to equip and inspire you to be a long-term participant in a vital spiritual movement taking shape around the world. Your completion of 4 8-week intensives will result in Certification in Convergence Leadership.
Because the challenge is so great, we hope you will become part of an upcoming intensive. The cost is affordable, and full and partial scholarships are available for minorities, seminarians, and church planters.
You will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Convergence Leadership if you complete four eight-weekly online modules, interact with others on our online discussions, and participate in cohort meetings (in person or online). You will produce a portfolio of postings, responses, and actions that can contribute to your personal reflection and professional development.
A more just, joyful, generous, and regenerative future birthed by a dynamic and diverse multi-faith movement with a vital Christian wing.
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Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders called Convergence Leadership Project. He works closely with the Center for Progressive Renewal/Convergence, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program‘s Faith Working Group.
Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of Manhattan. Middle Church is a dynamic 900-member multiracial, multicultural, inclusive congregation in which everyone is welcome just as they are as they come through the door. Lewis is also the Executive Director of The Middle Project, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society.
Rev. Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director, CEO of the Center for Progressive Renewal. She has expereince in starting new congregations and renewing existing ones.
Rev. Dr. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer with Convergence US. Prior to joining the Convergence team, Lindsay initiated, negotiated and implemented a unique merger between The Beatitudes Society (for whom she was Executive Director) and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City.
Criteria for Certification: You will receive a certificate if …