Dare to Lead for Church Leaders

Gain the courage to live and lead authentically.

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What You Will Learn

Have you tried leading from the extremes – hiding your true thoughts and emotions in order to keep the peace, then over-reacting to relatively small issues or problems at other points? We probably all have. Frequently, the problem is a disconnect in our values.

When we’re separated from our values – even unconsciously – we become separate from ourselves. It takes courage to live and lead authentically.

That kind of integration takes courage. It isn’t built overnight, but it can start now.

Upon completing the training, you will be Dare to Lead Trained, allowing you with exclusive materials to bring Brené Brown’s research to your church or team.

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In Dare to Lead for Church Leaders, you’ll experience hands-on training and practical wisdom that includes:

  • The four sets of skills inherent to daring leadership
  • Self-awareness and emotional literacy that impacts your thoughts and decisions
  • Appropriate vulnerability and the myths that keep you from authenticity
  • How your core values inform your professional life
  • The skills that guide tough conversations – including giving and receiving feedback
  • What role “meaning-making” plays in humans and the stories we tell ourselves
Dare to Lead for Church Leaders


The content is great and the format reshapes our ideas of how we behave as a group of church people coming together to do God's work.

Living Courageously is Hard…

In fact, it can feel especially difficult when you’re leading a congregation full of people with different wants, needs, and expectations. The easy thing – at least temporarily – can be to adjust who and how you are to meet those needs and expectations. It’s a habit that can be hard to break.

Authentic leadership requires something else altogether – namely, courage. Dare to Lead for Church Leaders will help you gain much-needed clarity around your core values, appropriate vulnerability, and becoming trustworthy (especially in times of chaos or stress). Originally developed by Dr. Brené Brown, this course is evidence-based and includes theological reflection in each lesson.

Course Agenda

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Rev. Sarah Ciavarri

Sarah Ciavarri, M.Div. BCC, PCC, CDWF-C, CDTLF, loves seeing people get excited about their lives and futures. Sarah is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. For over a decade, Sarah has traveled nationally keynoting and facilitating workshops on resilience, vulnerability, and shame. Sarah has the unique honor of serving in a leadership position with the Daring Way™ as a consultant, coaching candidates through the steps of certification. Sarah is a faculty member with Coaching4Today’s Leaders and trains coaches. Sarah is the author of Find Our Way to Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Them Go. Currently, Sarah serves as Vice President of Spiritual Life for Cassia Care.

Registration Info
Course Dates: June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30, 2022

Get access for $600

  • Six virtual sessions (10 AM - 1:15 PM)
  • Course videos, study materials, and instruction
  • A safe place to learn and a community for support
  • 20 Contact Hours

We are excited to be able to offer this course at such a low price because it is focused exclusively for ministry leaders. If you are a pastor, chaplain, lay leader, denominational leader, pastoral intern, youth leader, or another ministry leader role, please join us and take part in the wisdom Rev. Sarah Ciavarri has to share!


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