Dear Church on Tuesdays at 3pm: September 10, October 8


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

Engage with leaders in a facilitated discussion in September and October followed by a special webinar with the author in November. (price does not include book)

How #LEADReads works:

  • The end of August, you will receive information about your group facilitator, the Zoom link for your discussion group, and an invitation to join a secret Facebook group where you can interact with the other readers in your group.
  • In September and October, your book group will meet for a 2-hour digital conversation with a trained facilitator on the day and time you chose.
  • In November, you’ll be invited to join a live webinar with the book’s author! A recording will be available for 30 days following the webinar.

Not tech-savvy? No worries! We’ll provide assistance so anyone who is interested can participate.



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.

Additional information


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.