If you've ever sat around a fire, you've discovered that without some attention, a fire slowly dies. But if someone takes a few moments to stir that fire and add a log or two, it takes on new life. That's the heart behind our ACCELERATE events. These are content rich, one-day intensives aimed at providing you with vital training and information on the topics that will accelerate you as a leader. You'll discover best practices, receive relevant training, and learn how to respond to pressing cultural realities. 



MARCH 6, 2019

What is this about?

There is nothing more frustrating than beginning work on a project only to discover you don’t have the right tools for the job. Acquiring new tools requires effort and time on our part if we want to have the right implements for the task before us.

There are times in ministry where we may begin to realize the tools and methods we utilize are not adequate to reach a radically changing culture around us. In fact, we may come to understand that as Christian leaders we “…were trained for a world that is disappearing.” What does real change look like? How do we lead a church into change? How do we even start?

Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing The Mountains will take us on a journey to better understand what adaptive change looks like in our local context. In our time together we will dive deep into what adaptive change means for us as leaders personally and for those we lead. Dr. Bolsonger will be offering practical insight on how to  “…lead in a world we weren’t prepared for.”


We highly encourage pastors, staff, and church leaders to attend. However, his event is open to ALL who want to attend.


Yes, we charge $10. This covers refreshments as well as lunch. 


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Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation and formation and assistant professor of practical theology, and he now serves as vice president and chief of leadership formation. He also served as the Senior Pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian church for 14 years. He holds both a PhD in Theology and Master of Divinity from Fuller. He has extensive experience in church and nonprofit consulting and executive coaching and writes infrequent weblogs on church and leadership formation. 

Bolsinger has authored three books, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives (Brazos, 2004), Show Time: Living Down Hypocrisy by Living Out the Faith(Baker, 2005), and Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP Books, 2015). 


Doors open at 8:00 am

Session 1: 8:30 | Break: 10:15 am

Session 2: 10:30 am | Lunch: 12:00 pm 

Session 3: 1:00 pm | Break: 2:30 pm

Q & A Session: 2:45 pm | Conclusion: 3:30 pm

Please contact jmilian@foursquare.org if you have any questions or need assistance.