Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies
Leading the Beloved Community
Annual Conference
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Faithful leadership means moving beyond…

Dr. Christena Cleveland
Associate Professor, Duke Divinity School

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Jones
Dean, Duke Divinity School

The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Walton
Professor & Minister, Memorial Church of Harvard

~ Open to all Christian clergy ~

Cost $25
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and materials provided

Register & Info:
TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Leading With Resilience in Detroit…

Thriving pastors not only bring people in, they send people out. They work with other Christian leaders to lead positive social change in their community. They work on their personal character and spiritual development. They move sensitively and act catalytically within their context. They build networks of clergy who can challenge, comfort and provide them with collegial support.

In Metro Detroit, these leadership challenges require Christian pastors who have the knowledge, experience, and skills in adaptive leadership to work collaboratively in a changing and diverse religious and civic landscape.

The Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies (IAPS), generously funded with a grant from the Lilly Endowment, is proud to present its inaugural conference, “Leading the Beloved Community”. Gathering nationally-recognized theologians and pastors to speak on the intersection of Christian witness, congregational leadership and racial reconciliation, this conference will build a network of intentionally ecumenical and deliberately diverse Christian leaders.

Clergy can earn 1 CEU credit for the conference.

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IAPS Co-Leaders
The Rev. Dr. James Lemler
Allen Whitehall Clowes Charitable Foundation, Vice President

The Rev. Canon Dr. Willam J. Danaher, Jr.
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills), Rector

The Rev. Charles Christian Adams
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church (Detroit), Presiding Pastor

The Rev. Manisha Dostert
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills), Senior Associate Rector