Reflections from Damascus Project Participants
Learning to be a better leader — inside and outside of church
Providing valuable structure to learning
Finding a place to study outside of seminary
Rogers said she has met wonderful people in her Damascus Project course and found a place where she is free to express her concerns, doubts, and fears without feeling judged. “I would definitely recommend taking this course for anyone who wants to go outside of their boundaries and get exposure to the Word without feeling the overall pressure of a big institution.”
Making connections in a new position
Weston recommends the course to anyone in a leadership position or thinking about taking on a leadership role within the church or other ministry setting. “The supportive staff, engaged participants, and online format help create an accessible and meaningful learning experience.”
Faith Foundations and Leadership Skills will be offered again in 2021-22.
Next up at The Damascus Project:
- Blue Christmas Retreat for Faith Leaders, Dec. 16, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Join Damascus Project co-directors the Revs. Abigail Henderson and Tisha Brown for a contemplative, dedicated space for pastors and chaplains to process the grief, exhaustion, and complexity of this unprecedented season. Music, prayer, silence, and Word.
- Sermon Camp with Backstory Preaching, January 11-February 19. Discover a process that returns the joy to preaching!
- Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, March 12 & 13. Learn practical ways congregations can support and welcome LGTTQIA+ youth.
- A 40-day Lenten practice on Strengthening Stamina to Counter White Fragility, led by Beth Godbee, PhD. More details coming!