Finding Hope in a Divided Country

March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 1 p.m. CST

Via Webcast | LIVE ONLINE

It's an election year in the United States. The stakes are high. Political polarization is on the rise.

How should faithful Christian leaders respond?

In the first-ever online course from Faith+Lead, explore how to navigate deep divisions in congregations and communities during what is likely to be one of the most divisive election seasons in recent memory.

REGISTER NOW — $55

What You'll Learn


  • How to practice empathetic listening and open up brave, safe, and honest spaces for dialogue even among people with polarized political views

  • When to speak prophetically and when to act pastorally in light of current events

  • Stories of hope from across America, of Christians who are moving beyond tribalized disagreement to shine the light of the Gospel where they live

  • Tools to help you respond theologically, effectively, and faithfully to news stories

  • How to articulate a Jesus-centered lens through which to interpret American politics

  • Strategies for guiding your congregation in creating and identifying sources of hope for the church’s–and the nation’s–future


“I wish every [leader] I know could experience this. This is one of the fundamental things the church needs to flourish at this time.”

- 2017-18 participant

How It Works


Join Rev. Angela Denker and an engaged learning cohort live online during the month of March 2020.

Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods

Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading

Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions

  • Participate in 4 one-hour webcast sessions

    On Wednesdays in March, join Angela live as she introduces you to the practices, tools, and resources that will help you engage fruitfully with the challenge of leading Christian communities in a polarized political climate. Can’t make it on a given day? Catch up with on-demand replays.

  • Experiment in your context

    During the course, experiment with different practices–then share your learnings and questions for feedback.

  • Make meaningful connections with leaders like you

    You’re not alone. Leading in a polarized political climate can be isolating. Find like-minded leaders who can provide support and community. There’s even a way to discover other leaders in your geographical area for in-person meetups and fellowship!

Meet the Instructor


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angela denker

The Rev. Angela Denker is a former sportswriter turned Lutheran pastor, writer, speakerand wife and mom of two little boysbased in Minneapolis. Denker is a contributor to various publications, including The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Christian Century, and Living Lutheran. Her first book, Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump, was released August 6, 2019 by Fortress Press and is available for sale wherever books are sold. Denker blogs at A Good Christian Woman...Not that One, where she tries to share Jesus' love and refute the rumors about women, Christians, motherhood, and Jesus.

REGISTRATION INFO

Get access to the full course for just $55.

Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods

Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading

Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions

 
  • Four live webcasts

  • On-demand replay of the entire course

  • Experiments and assignments to try in context

  • Private group to discuss, connect, and share

REGISTER NOW — $55