Leadership Ministry Resources
Join the Leadership Ministry conversation. We believe that every movement for change starts with a conversation. At TMF, we provide space for leaders to be in conversation with other leaders so that new learning occurs, ideas for innovation emerge and courage is reinforced…all for the sake of the deep change needed to live into the world that God imagines.
We hope these resources - blogs, publications, and podcast episodes - spark a conversation that leads you to new places. Explore these categories by clicking the buttons below or keep scrolling to read a quick synopsis and select from the most recent blogs, publications, and podcasts.
Read the Most Recent Blogs
Could imitation be a step on our path toward…
Imitation is a critical step in the path of creating the new church, says Brian McLaren. His advice…Learn More
Zoom Fatigue and Falling Livestream Numbers?
Expanding our Imagination about Online Church. (By Rev. Blair Thompson-White)Learn More
Want to Preach Prophetically but Afraid of the…
Become Imaginative like Jesus. (By Rev. John Thornburg)Learn More
Read the Most Recent Publications
On the Church’s institutional future. By Gil Rendle (November 2021)Learn More
Reservoirs of Resilience in Uncertain Times
Reflections on hope, courage, and purpose. By Bishop Janice Riggle Huie (December 2020)Learn More
The Poet and the Temple Person
Reassessing the role of clergy and laity in a pandemic culture. By Gil Rendle (Spring 2020)Learn More
Listen to the Latest Podcast
The Leadership Ministry team launched a new podcast in 2021 to invite church leaders into deeper conversations around innovation, courage, and resilience. The first season, Reservoirs of Resilience, included six episodes featuring captivating leaders such as Tod Bolsinger, the author of Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Resilience, and Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, the first female President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s only historically Black college and university.
In the second season, the Leadership Ministry team selected an official name for the podcast - Igniting Imagination - and they shared conversations with the inaugural class of Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award winners.
Now the Leadership Ministry team has six seasons of episodes! These latest seasons have been focused on the “Five Adaptive Muscles” Leadership Ministry staff have identified (which congregations need to strengthen and flex in order to thrive now and in the foreseeable future), Gil Rendle's publication Jacob's Bones, and the second class of Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award recipients.