Study of servant leadership

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Start Date: 
Sat, 06/01/1985
End Date: 
Tue, 12/31/1985

In order to accomplish a two-fold goal of 1) training laity in becoming servant leaders in their jobs and communities; and 2) to shape institutions to be better stewards of God’s creation and to be instruments of God’s redemption in the world, the Center for Ministry of the Laity, led by Richard Broholm, developed a theology of institutions based on the three-fold ministry of Christ, targeted particularly at institutional wholeness, mission and effectiveness, and management practices. Three questions drove the study and resultant theology of institutions. First, how can Protestant laity think more about the relationship between faith and their occupation? Second, what does it mean to be a good servant on the job or in a voluntary association? Finally, how can the church develop practical educational programs that would encourage congregation contemplation and dialogue on these issues? The Center implemented educational programs and liturgy for laity in order to facilitate dialogue.(MG)