God isn't asking us to "do church better."
God is calling us to be renewed by the Holy Spirit as individuals and as the Body of Christ.
Personal and Congregational Transformation for Faithful and Fruitful Missional Living
What is Churches Learning Change?
CLC is a group of learning communities across North America that gathers in a variety of ways. Through both in-person and online gatherings, we pursue God's way of shalom for our local our contexts. We engage holistic learning in our individual settings and in community with other learners as we experiment, seek to change our mental models, grow our adaptive leadership skills, and commit to the values Jesus Christ incarnationally embodied.
Information alone does not transform. God empowers our whole selves to engage in learning and change.
Effective and lasting change only happens when we unearth, test, and reform the way we think God's world works and how we show up in it.
Adaptive Leadership Skills
In order to answer God's call as agents of renewal, we need to learn how to lead 'off the map' with new skills, practices, and responsibilities.
Being able to love, have integrity and authenticity, and practice curiosity and courage in the way of Christ allows us to 'show up' faithfully, fully human and fully alive.
Learn how to manage anxiety so that it becomes creative tension...
...starting with yourself.
Through guided reflection during your learning, regular coaching, and prayer, you'll learn how to disrupt your 'autopilot' and help your community navigate challenges with integrity.
The Primer focuses on laying the foundation for CLC's mental model of change. We introduce you to the basic idea of mental models, our theology and scriptural foundations, and the way we understand and practice key adaptive leadership skills, including how we go about change and learning. The values of love, authenticity, curiosity, courage, and integrity will become foundational to your life and ministry.
You'll be challenged, encouraged, and supported as you try different things, learn hard things, and seek how God is doing a new thing in your ministry context.
Start your journey with the CLC Primer.
The apostle Paul described this work in Romans 12: "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect."