by Peggy Hahn, LEAD Executive Director
One unexpected part of quarantine / re-entry life is the bombardment of online opportunities coming our way. Pain and grief…creativity and innovation. Our Facebook feeds are an ocean of experts sharing their resources in new ways.
Where do we start?
Part of our work at LEAD is to curate resources for Christian leaders. You can trust us, like you did in the past, to point to quality resources that support your leadership as you listen to God’s call in this whirlwind.
Here are resources that we are finding helpful:
Anti-Racism Resources including these book recommendations.*
- Strength to Love, by Martin Luther King Jr.
- The Color of Compromise, by Jemar Tisby
- White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo
- How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
- The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone
For young adults (fiction):
- All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
- The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Church and Leadership Resources
- Pivot Podcast – episodes invite church leaders to use the disruptive moment of COVID-19 to reimagine how they think about church, ministry, and leadership.Hosts Louise Johnson (LEAD’s Director for Leadership Development), Scott Cormode, and Terri Elton.
- Building Movement Project – provides training, tools and ideas to activate nonprofits and fuel change
- Carey Nieuwhof – Are Churches Behaving Like Malls in the Age of Amazon, Just Hoping for People to Shop Again
- Church in these VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Times – a video by Jake Morrill, a pastor and clergy coach in East Tennessee
- LEADing in Crisis: Holistic Care for Faith Leaders – a Facebook group nurturing the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health of those who lead faith communities
- Come to Me – video devotions for weary church leaders
- Faith Matters Network – offers Midweek Motivational Moments and Community Care Office Hours
Are there particular things you are struggling with or looking for encouragement around?
Are there resources that you just can’t find?
What is most helpful to you right now?