Original Faculty Members Jim Herrington and Trisha Taylor share the story of Churches Learning Change’s beginnings.
Members are committed to a vision of CLC in which people are actively working to transform/restore/reconcile their communities, neighborhoods, cities (etc.) to God’s intended design. This vision empowers regions to support individuals in their personal transformation and groups in the creation of missional communities with a vision for shalom.
In order to live into this vision, we support a central gathering of regions that is not a control room, but a space that forms every time people gather to do this work. These Gatherings, along with the Sustaining Group, hold the vision and DNA, staff and resources of Churches Learning Change; they facilitate (but do not generate) communication; and they catalyze (but do not own) the learning. We envision a network of regions that have authority and autonomy. The Gatherings do not lead the regions, but serves them in their work, functioning as a midwife for change.
There are currently six regions throughout North America following God's lead in the work of shalom!