Executive Skills for Pastors

Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2017

California Lutheran University is offering a week of continuing education with faculty from the School of Management. In the complex environment of congregational management, we all can use new tools for ministry. This continuing education event for pastors will explore how concepts from a MBA program can be applied to the arena of congregational life. Each day, we will explore a different theme.

Week 2 and Week 1 run at the same time. This is due to our desire to create synergies between the participants as they join together in housing, meals and breaks while participating in different classes.  Week 1 is the prerequisite to Week 2.

  Level 1 will include:

  • Finances
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Technology for Ministry
  • Strategic Direction

Level 2 will include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • How to Operationalize Strategy
  • Human Resources

This dynamic continuing education event will be limited to 20 registrants for each session. Participants will be invited to bring a particular project or issue that they will focus on during the week. Through lectures, group work, and one-on-one learning participants will gain valuable and needed skills for their work as pastors in congregational settings. The participants will live, learn, worship, and work together throughout the week.


Location: Cal Lutheran Campus in Thousand Oaks, CA

Cost: $799.00 (includes classes, materials, room and board)

Cost Commuter fee: $625.00 (includes classes, materials, snacks and lunches) Will include dinner if evening sessions are scheduled.

Time: The event will begin on Monday,and conclude at 1:00 pm on Friday,.

Travel: For those who are traveling, housing may be arranged for the nights of Sunday, and Friday.  Cost is $18 per night and can be reserved through the registration site.

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Workshop Presenters

William Gartner

Bruce Gilles

Veronica Guerrero

Kapp Johnson

Kirk Lesh

Beth Lewis

Colleen McCarthy

Paul Witman