Event Details


Falkirk Trinity Church


5 May 2018 09.30


Ticket: 15.00

About the Event

A conference with Tod Bolsinger, Head of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary

  • How does the Church respond well to the changing environment we find ourselves in today?
  • How do we navigate changes that we feel ill equipped for?

Tod Bolsinger, a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, will draw on the example of explorers Lewis and Clark who set out to chart a way across the USA from ocean to ocean. Carrying canoes to make their way down the other side of the mountains they saw before them, little did they know that instead of finding a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, they would find themselves in the Rocky Mountains. There they were forced to adapt to face the challenge before them.

Drawing from his extensive experience as a minister and consultant, Tod brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help us re-imagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

Tod writes: “If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and find new navigational tools.”


This conference is suitable for ministers, elders and other leaders within local churches

Organised by Panel on Review & Reform, Church of Scotland

Further information: abostock@churchofscotland.org.uk


9:30-9.50 Worship.

9.50-10.50. Session 1: “The Geography of Reality: Leadership in a changing world”

10.50-11:20. Coffee break

11:20-12:30 Session 2: “Adventure or Die: Reframing Leadership”

12:30-1:45 Lunch (seminars/workshops available)

1:45-2:50 Session 3: “Where do we begin?  Healthy Adaptations.”

2:50-3:35 Session 4: “What kind of formation do we need to lead?”

3:35-4.00. Closing Worship

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