California Lutheran University offers a week of continuing education with faculty from the School of Management. In the complex environment of congregational management, we all can use new tools for ministry. This continuing education event for pastors will explore how concepts from a MBA program can be applied to the arena of congregational life. Each day, we will explore a different theme.
Level 1, 2 and 3 run at the same time. This is due to our desire to create synergies ...between the participants as they join together in housing, meals and breaks while participating in different classes. Level 1 is the prerequisite to Level 2 and Level 3. Level 3 builds on Level 1.
For more on Exec Skills: www.callutheran.edu/ExecSkills
(Class content is subject to change.)
Finance; Marketing; Leadership; Information Technology; Entrepreneurship; Strategic Questions
The Customer Experience, Organizational Development; Advanced Leadership; Vision and Mission.
This dynamic continuing education event is limited to 20 registrants for each level. Participants will be invited to bring a particular project or issue that they will focus on during the week. Through lectures, group work, and one-on-one learning participants will gain valuable and needed skills for their work as pastors in congregational settings. The participants will live, learn, worship, and work together throughout the week.
Location: Spirit in the Desert, Carefree, AZ
Registration and costs:
4 nights lodging (private or shared rooms–all rooms have private baths and balconies)
Commuters welcome–fee covers all meals and tuition.
Tuition of $450 per person (subject to change). Participants must purchase their own books. A required reading list will be given upon registration.
LODGING (subject to change)
$1160.00 Private Room w/ Bath (limited availability)
$1010.00 Shared Room w/ Bath
To Register or to find out current fees: call Guest Services at (480) 488-5218 x430, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: The event will begin on Monday and concludes at 12:00 pm on Friday.
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