Visionary Leadership

Visionary Leadership

Ask the Question An interactive, flash-based website designed to assist persons in asking questions of call and vocation.  Includes interviews, FAQ's, a video meditation, bible studies, forums and lots of links to helpful information.

Leader's Box  Contains helpful descriptions of basic positions, skills and perspectives in the church.  Dozens of topics available to download in PDF format.

Lay Ministry Education Programs  A listing of educational programs offered by conferences and associations for lay persons who wish to learn more about their faith, and perhaps expand their roles in local churches.  Many of these programs also train licensed and commissioned ministers.

Scholarships from Local Church Ministries  This resource includes descriptions of scholarships available for seminarians through the Parish Life and Leadership Ministry Team of Local Church Ministries.

Grants for Continuing Education and Bi-Vocational Ministry and Licensed Ministry Training  Support for persons preparing for licensed ministry and on-going nurture of persons authorized for ministry in the United Church of Christ.

A Local Church Seeks a Pastor This resource assists the search committee of a local congregation to organize and carry out a pastoral search.  $15.00

Biblical Resources for Search Committees This booklet provides passages for study and reflection to help search committees focus on how God is speaking to them as they conduct a pastoral search.  Free.  UCCR

Sailing on Faith: Look Who God Sent This video, available in DVD and VHS is an effective tool for local church search committees to review with the conference or association staff.  Available from the conference or association staff member assisting with your pastoral search.

Pastoral Relations Guidebook  A guide to developing and participating on a Pastoral Relations Committee in your congregation.  This committee is designed to provide support for the pastor and facilitates communication between the pastor and congregation.

Imagine Another World Is Possible – A Bible Study and Reflection Guide for Justice Seekers
Learn how the prophetic Word in the Bible supports social justice advocacy today. This resource may be used by local congregations, study groups, and grass roots organizations, as a tool to embrace God's transforming mission to do justice, seek peace, and build community.

Building a Peace With Justice Movement in the UCC
Justice and Witness Ministries has produced a resource guide for local congregations interested in ministries of advocacy on peace with justice issues which offers a framework for understanding how a multi-issue movement can empower our denomination and its churches.

Privatization, A Challenge to the Common Good
Reflections collected in this volume explore what would be the consequences of radical privatization now being proposed by conservative think tanks and those in the current federal administration, Congress, and the state legislators who are strong supporters of replacing public with private services.

Take Action for Justice
Visit the UCC Take Action Center, where you can read up-to-the-minute alerts on national and state issues and voice your concern about important matters of justice and peace. This is your one-stop advocacy center for contacting federal and state officials, corporate executives, opinion makers, and media outlets.