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: Hampton Inn – Downtown 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‘.