ARL – Academy of Religious Leadership

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Welcome to ARL, The Academy of Religious Leadership

We are a group of scholars and students who collaborate in order to:

  • Enhance leadership education in theological institutions; 
  • Convene a scholarly roundtable of leadership educators for the purpose of faculty development and community; and 
  • Foster and disseminate leadership education and research in institutions of theological education.

The Academy works toward these three goals through its annual meetings and its semi-annual, peer-review publication the Journal of Religious Leadership. Graduate-level teachers and students of leadership, administration, and finance who seek to engage faith, scholarship, and the practice of ministry are invited to join.

Come join us for our 2015 conference!

Theme: Innovation and Leadership

Dates: Friday, April 17th, 8:30 a.m. – Saturday, April 18th, 3:00 p.m., with a welcome reception Thursday evening, April 16th.

Location: Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago

The agenda will include a keynote presentation by Dwight Zscheile on his recently published book, The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age. He will lead us in considering the topic: Disruptive Innovation and the Deinstitutionalization of Religion.

Other issues we will explore include:

Leading for Innovation: How to Construct Space that Fosters Creativity

Church Leadership as Adaptive Identity Construction in a Changing Social Context

Education for Agility: Cultivating Innovation and Imagination in Christian Leaders

For more information, click on ‘Annual Meeting‘.

  • To download PDF copies of JRL articles and book reviews, click on JRL.
  • To join the Academy and/or register for ARL’s Annual Conference, click on Registration.
  • Information about the next annual meeting, click on Annual Meeting.