Howard University Making a Difference

In June, the Making a Difference workshop will be offered as part of the summer school curriculum of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. This is the first time in our 24-year history that our premier program for those in ministry is being presented within an academic institution. We are particularly proud to be associated with the School of Divinity at Howard as it is one of the oldest, fully-accredited theological schools affiliated with the Association of Theological Schools and is committed to serving the African-American community and to training leaders for churches and for society at large.

Stained glass window with the seal of the City of Belfast
Grassroots Peacemakers Ahead of the Game

The spring weather in Northern Ireland has been glorious this year. Long days of sunshine had the trees, hillsides, and gardens awash in color by mid-April. Adding to the feelings of promise and possibility that always come with spring was the inauguration of a new, power-sharing government on May 8th. Old enemies Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness were sworn in as First Minister and Deputy Minister in what many called the Miracle of Belfast. It took more than the political process, however, to create that miracle. In her column for the Irish News, Breidge Gadd acknowledges the even bigger contribution made by grass-root community leaders. To read it, click here.

Enrollment team members
The Power of Enrollment

Last October, a small team of participants at the School for Leadership Conference asked to sponsor a Making a Difference course in western Ireland and to train themselves in the distinctions of enrollment in the process. With some expert bi-weekly coaching they produced a great success the April Making a Difference course began with 30 participants from a diversity of religious traditions and ministries. Not only were the workshop participants empowered to make more of a difference in their work, the enrollment team discovered their own power and ability in enrollment, something that is the heart of every successful ministry.

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