How, Then, Will I Lead?

A journey in leading from within -- in the messy world out there.

An intensive, introspective program for rostered ministers of the Nebraska Synod, ELCA.

Helping participants to lead out of out of God-given identity guided by the Holy Spirit.


  • The Church is changing.
  • Nebraska is changing.
  • American culture is changing.

Empowered, insightful, fearless leadership is critical to helping our congregations, members and communities navigate these changes. The old approaches don't work well anymore.

  • This program is intended to help YOU answer the question -- "How, Then, Will I Lead?"


  • An engaged cohort of co-learners meeting together over 8 days across 5 months.
  • An exploration loosely structured around answering 4 questions based on Wayne Muller's book "How, Then, Shall We Live?"
    • Who am I?
    • What do I love?
    • How shall I live knowing that I will die?
    • What is my gift to God's creation?
  • World-class assessments:
    • Emergenetics (thinking and behavior preferences)
    • Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0)
    • ValueMatch Personal Values, Change, and congregational culture profiles
  • Individualized coaching


  • Program applications are due November 30, 2018 for the first 2019 program.
  • The anticipated program dates, to which learners MUST COMMIT for all 8 days is indicated on the Schedule. Missing any session will be damaging to the group.
  • Most of the cost is underwritten by a grant from Immanuel Vision Foundation.
  • Learners will be expected to pay about $500 over the course of the program to cover lodging, meals and materials.
  • Homework prior to each session (including time to complete assessments) is an integral part of the program.

Presented by Shrinking Borders LLC and the Nebraska Synod, ELCA