Executive Skills for Church Leaders

January 11-15, 2021


California Lutheran University offers a week of continuing education for pastors and church leaders in which faculty from the School of Management will explore and discuss how concepts from management and finance can be applied to the complex environment of congregational life and ministry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for our lives and the lives throughout the world. In particular, the church is impacted in its ability to provide the very ministry it is called to embody – presence. How do we embody presence when we aren’t present or severely limited? How do we lead for the future? How do we reimagine ministry? How do we stay adaptive? How has life and ministry changed for us and how has life and work changed for our congregations and the communities we serve? How do we live and lead in uncertainty?
We will draw on the insights from the world of management exploring these questions from the perspective of entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership, finance and fundraising.
Each of our presenters have extensive experience in leading and teaching virtually. We will experience some of the very reality we live with daily.  The sessions will be combination of live discussion and timely thought leader presentations from other resources. We will also utilize breakout sessions where we can discuss what we have heard and think creatively on how these insights might impact ourselves, our congregations and our communities.
Presenter bios and the topics of their respective sessions is coming soon!   


Dates: January 11, 2021 - January 15, 2021
Monday - Thursday sessions will be taking place from 9am to 5pm, with Friday concluding by 12pm  
Location: All programming will be taking place virtually via zoom
Registration Information: 
Cost is $450
Registration Deadline is December 10, 2020
Space will be limited to the first 15 registrants


Refund Information:
Given the effects of COVID-19 on individuals and organizations, if a cancellation is made after January 4, 2021, a refund in the amount  $350 may be made; a non-refundable $100 deposit will be forfeited to cover the cost associated with the late cancellation. It is possible that this $100 could be transferred to future programing through Congregational Relations. To begin the cancellation process please send an email to dpadilla@callutheran.edu. Once an email is received a link will be provided to each registered participant, so that the cancellation process can be completed. If you have any questions relevant to the refund process please send an email to dpadilla@callutheran.edu

For any questions follow up with Dorina Padilla, at dpadilla@callutheran.edu or 805-493-3576.

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