2021 Online Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Friday, April 23, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time

Cost: $25


Join the Academy of Religious Leadership as we explore the timely topic of Religious Leadership for the Common Good.

The 2021 ARL Annual Meeting will be held online.

Events begin Thursday Evening, April 22 with the Welcome and Presidential Address at 7:00 pm EST followed by virtual happy hour of conversation in various breakout rooms – an opportunity to meet new colleagues, catch up with old friends, and share the highs and lows, hopes and struggles that have shaped your work and thinking about leadership over the past year.

On Friday morning, April 23, the Academy will reconvene at 11:00 am EST for the first of three online sessions:

Session 1 (11:oo am – 12:30 am):
Cultivating Conditions for a More Just and Trustworthy World
Three 15 minute presentations followed by small group conversations in breakout rooms. Presentations by:
Juan Floyd-Thomas:
“Making America Possible Again:
Towards a New Social Gospel in the 21st Century”
Jamin Andreas Hübner:
“Production for the Common Good:
A Case for Christian Cooperatives”
Will Houts:
“Church as Civil Society”

Session 2 (2:00 – 3:00 pm):
Book Discussion on The Innovative Church, by Scott Cormode.
Registration includes a copy of this newly released book.

Session 3 (4:30 – 6:00 pm):
Leadership Practices for the Common Good.
A combination of paper presentations and breakout room discussion.
Registrants will choose one of two options at checkout:

Room 1: Cultivating Connection. Papers by:
Martin Rodriguez:
“Liderazgo Mestizo: Bicultural Latinx Pastors Cultivating Community in Divided Neighborhoods of LA”
Ryan Panzer:
“Clicks and Community: Reimagining Connection Through Design Thinking”

Room 2: Care for the Commons. Papers by:Richard B. Yale:
“New Directions in Parish Disaster Ministry”
John Senior:
“This is God’s Table: Imagination of Place as Practice of Religious Leadership”

Closing/Business Meeting (6:00 pm)
After the closing, members are encouraged to stay for a short meeting to decide the business of the Academy of Religious Leadership, including the election of officers.