Canoeing the Mountains Event Resources

Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory,  spoke about reframing our leadership for the sake of the church today at an ecumenical equipping event sponsored by Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Brave New Church initiative and the Ministry and Leadership Incubator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Rather than seeing graphs of decline or propaganda of a hopeful church, we acknowledge the challenges of our time and hear stories of resurrection and hope from real leaders doing the work of Christian ministry in today’s drastically changing world. Change is inevitable. But how we respond to it matters.

We give thanks for the over 200 who gathered from around the region and beyond for our ecumenical equipping event with Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains! Read more about the event.

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Evaluation link for those who attended the event: Help us learn from one another as we begin wrestling with the emerging challenges of ministry in today’s changing world. To begin this important work, we are asking you to complete a brief questionnaire to help us evaluate the event, and to share your thoughts, and consider journeying with us as we walk off the map and towards where God is calling us to be in this changing, 21st century world. Please click here for the evaluation.

We have compiled a full list of resources, audio and video of the keynotes, photo gallery, slides from presentations, and closing liturgy:

Podcasts of Tod Bolsinger’s Presentation on SoundCloud

Video Links of to the Presentation:



Video from Tod Bolsinger:

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