Leaders read, but what does strategic reading look like?

 

Turn your reading into a leadership movement.

Be part of this new initiative that encourages deep, critical thinking and engages crucial questions for leaders driving change. Join two 2-hour meet ups in a digital community and a bonus session with the author.

 

Reserve your seat now by selecting the book, day and time (CDT) of your choice.

  • Show up to talk about the first half of the book or listen to the recording that comes to you after your reserved day and time.
  • Repeat for the second half of the book a month later.
  • Then meet the author in a live webinar or listen to the recording the third month.
  • Put your thoughts and questions out there in a moderated Facebook group as you imagine leading this book with people in your congregation or organization.
  • Leave with two gifts from LEAD. Your personal leader’s guide on how to facilitate the book at your place and a surprise.

This first round of books was strategically selected to raise questions around diversity and inclusion. Every church in this country struggles with this. Our not-so-hidden agenda is to prepare you to carry these questions into your own life and ministry.

There is no Reader cancellation once registered. However, if less than six people sign up for a session, LEAD reserves the right to cancel the day and time. In that case, Readers can choose another book, day or time, or they can get a full refund.

#LEADReads launches September 2019 featuring the following books:

DEAR CHURCH: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US
–Lenny Duncan

Lenny Duncan is an unlikely pastor. Formerly incarcerated, formerly homeless, and formerly unchurched, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make the headlines, but Duncan connects the church’s lack of diversity to its lack of vitality. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of the church.

DISCUSSION DATES: SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 8

WHITE AWAKE: An honest look at what it means to be white
-Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: ‘Daniel, you may be white, but don’t let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins. So it would be a really good idea for you to learn about your culture.’ Confused and unsettled by this encounter, Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It’s crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of race, culture, and identity. This book will give you a new perspective on being white and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation in our increasingly diverse and divided world.

DISCUSSION DATES: SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 8

Turn your reading into a leadership movement.

Be part of this new initiative that encourages deep, critical thinking and engages crucial questions for leaders driving change. Join two 2-hour meet ups in a digital community and a bonus session with the author.

 

Reserve your seat now by selecting the book, day and time of your choice.

Engage with leaders in an online facilitated discussion in September and October followed by a special webinar with the author in November.

Each book session will have its own moderated Facebook group for sharing your thoughts and questions with the group. 

This first round of books was strategically selected to raise questions around diversity and inclusion. Every church in this country struggles with this. #LEADReads will prepare you to carry these questions into your own life and ministry.

#LEADReads launches September 2019 featuring the following books:

DEAR CHURCH: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US
–Lenny Duncan

Lenny Duncan is an unlikely pastor. Formerly incarcerated, formerly homeless, and formerly unchurched, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make the headlines, but Duncan connects the church’s lack of diversity to its lack of vitality. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of the church.

DISCUSSION DATES: SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 8

WHITE AWAKE: An honest look at what it means to be white
-Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: ‘Daniel, you may be white, but don’t let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins. So it would be a really good idea for you to learn about your culture.’ Confused and unsettled by this encounter, Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It’s crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of race, culture, and identity. This book will give you a new perspective on being white and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation in our increasingly diverse and divided world.

DISCUSSION DATES: SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 8
There is no Reader cancellation once registered. However, if less than six people sign up for a session, LEAD reserves the right to cancel the day and time. In that case, Readers can choose another book, day or time, or they can get a full refund.