National Church Leadership Institute (NCLI) 2015

Boston, Massachusetts - August 10th-13th




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

Join the leading practitioners and thinkers in progressive church at this year’s National
Church Leadership Institute where we will curate conversations around five trendlines:
DIY, crowdsourcing, the local food movement, the cloud and the sharing economy.

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



Local Food Movement

The local food movement is an effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies. Think: craft breweries and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs).



(Do-It-Yourself) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals.


The Cloud

At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services. This leads to a large efficient structure supporting personalized portable connected devices. Think: servers, iCloud, wi-fi.


Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is a class of economic arrangements in which participants share access to products or services, often enabled by technology and peer communities. Think: Zipcar and AirBnB.



Crowdsourcing = Crowd + Outsourcing. It combines the efforts of numerous self-identified volunteers or part-time workers, where each contributor of their own initiative adds a small portion to the greater result – be it content, ideas or services.

Let's re-imagine church together!

PS: clicking here takes you to the page where you can buy tickets



We’re thrilled to bring NCLI to the Boston Area this year!

On 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. Recommendations coming soon!


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