National Church Leadership Institute (NCLI) 2015

Boston, Massachusetts - August 11th-13th

Presented with Andover Newton Theological School, Massachusetts Conference of the UCC and Convergence

with Pre-Conference Intensives on August 10

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The headlines tell a story of decline and despair.
But cultural trendlines paint a picture of possibility.

We’re thrilled to bring together a group of the nation’s most innovative thinkers and practitioners for #NCLI15. We’ll hear from them in energizing keynotes, smaller Learning Community sessions about the five trendlines and brass tacks workshops.

WHAT IS A TRENDLINE: Headlines tend to be alarmist and scary–the worst events happening at any given time. Trendlines, on the other hand, help us see a different picture–a brighter future for the church.

We’ll learn about the trendlines in smaller groups we’re calling Learning Communities. You will stay with your Community throughout the conference. Learning Communities are a way for you to feel camaraderie and community in the midst of a larger group—like a neighborhood in a large urban space.

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVES: Pre-conference Intensives will take place Monday, August 10th, at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.You can choose ONE track and learn about that topic throughout the day. Note: The pre-conference Intensives are a separate registration. When you click to register, be sure you check the pre-conference option to add it to your registration!

Together, we’ll have a blast, re-imagine the church and build a more just and generous future!

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Let's re-imagine church together!

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We’re thrilled to bring NCLI to Andover Newton in the Boston area this year!

ANTS logoOn site: We’ll will spend the days learning on the beautiful campus of Andover Newton, eat fabulous local foods from local food trucks and have the wonders of Boston to explore during our downtime (if we get bored getting body work and relaxing with meditation classes on site!). Where to stay: We recommend a full immersion experience in the trendlines, taking advantage of the often cheaper options of the sharing economy brought to you by or Of course, there are also plenty of hotels in the area. Here are the ones we have reserved. Be sure to mention that you are coming for NCLI to get the discounted rate:

For those of us who love details, here’s a preliminary schedule of events.


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