April 20-22, 2017
Hyatt Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
Leadership for Change
The ARL’s Spring 2017 annual gathering theme is “Leadership for Change.” The conference will explore the question of change:
- from an organizational perspective that focuses on the dynamics of changes, and
- from a theological perspective that focuses on the theological issues change creates, and
- from a practitioner perspective that focuses on the experience of leaders who work within specific cultural contexts to enable change.
The meeting will take place April 20-22, 2017 at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois. The agenda will include presentations from scholars and leaders who describe leadership for change. We desire papers from any faith perspective.
This is a two part process:
- Register for the Conference. $150 for ARL members and $200 for non-members.
- Book your Hotel room. (We have arranged for a $189 hotel rate)
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Download Conference Papers
The following papers will be presented during the conference. You are invited to download them and read them in preparation for the meeting.
Friday, April 21
Session I Papers (8:30-9:30)
Jinna Jin, “Leadership in a Changing Transnational Context”
Session II Papers (9:45-10:45)
Ken Evers-Hood, “From Outcome to Quality”
Hilary E. Livingston, “Emerging Leadership Roles”
Ben Pickett, “The Cross in Christian Leadership”
Session III Papers (11:00-12:00)
Jason W. Locke, “Using Appreciative Inquiry as a Tool for Congregational Change”
Karen E. Parchman, “’It doesn’t make sense!’: Disruptive Interaction for Innovative Leadership”
Session IV Papers (1:30-2:30)
Steve Shaffer, “Leading Cultural Change: The Pursuit of Community Based Spiritual Growth”
Session V Papers (2:45-3:45)
Courtny B. Davis Olds, “Growing: A Case Study of One Church’s Change”
Session VI Papers (4:00-5:00)
Jean Halligan Vandergrift, “Leading Church Change with Ends and Means Integrity: Three Turns Toward the Reign of God”
Saturday, April 22
Session VII Papers (9:45-10:45)
Mara Joy Norden, “Growing Together When We Disagree: A Local Congregation Discusses Same-Sex Marriage”
Stephen Sprinkle, “A Course of Stones”
Michael Wilson, “Heading to the Barn”
Session VIII Papers (11:00-12:00)
James Hensley, “Confronting Students’ Misconceptions about Poverty”