Strengthening the vision and practice of transformative church leadership

Newly-appointed leaders of LWF member churches repesenting, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean gather for induction meetings at the ‪#‎LWF‬ Communion Office in Geneva.   Photo:  LWF
Newly-appointed leaders of LWF member churches repesenting, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean gather for induction meetings at the ‪#‎LWF‬ Communion Office in Geneva. Photo: LWF

LWF induction program for new church leaders

(LWI) – Newly elected Lutheran church leaders from around the world gather in Geneva and Wittenberg, 28 September to 9 October, to strengthen their vision and practice as transformative leaders, able to offer strong leadership to their churches and in the Lutheran communion.

This first “Induction of Newly Elected Leaders” program of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) gathers 20 leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The two-week event will focus on Lutheran identity, ecumenical commitment and witness, diakonia and leadership.

The program also looks at management, accountability and transparency, and addresses relationship building, ecclesiology, liturgy and development, said Rev. Dr Patricia Cuyatti, LWF coordinator for Church Growth and Sustainability.

“In Geneva, leaders will improve their knowledge of the operation work in the LWF Communion Office including its strategic alliances with the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the United Nations,” Cuyatti noted.

The new leaders will debate and reflect on issues related to holistic mission, development, public witness and service, while creating a community of peers able to support one another.

The program coordinated by the Department for Mission and Development includes visits to the UN in Geneva and to Luther Town in Wittenberg, Germany.

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