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REDEMPTIVE LEADERSHIP
PROJECT

APRIL 19-21,2022

FINDING

STRENGTH AND FELLOWSHIP

IN FAITH 

VISION

The vision of the Redemptive Leadership Project (RLP) is to build a thriving community of diverse interdenominational disciples animated by their shared faith in Jesus and strengthened to build a more just and equitable nation.

 

The Pahara institute aims to realize the potential impact of its network and hope to generate what we’re calling, “network effect”. As a result, Pahara is standing up a series of pilots - virtual consultancies, succession planning workshops, regional socials, Fellows who Fund collaboration, LGBTQIA+ Fellow convening, and an adolescent development convening. 
On that note, you’re invited to a Fellow-led pilot, The Redemptive Leadership Project (RLP).

It is our goal with RLP to create space for people with meaningful differences to come together in true fellowship, during a time when fewer and fewer such spaces exist. We thoughtfully curated our invitation list to bring together a community with diverse expressions of embodied faith and experience, representing different cultures, denominations, political views, sexual orientations, roles in education, and understandings of God. We deeply believe in the power of building community across many lines of difference, and we look forward to co-creating a sacred and brave space of listening, learning and communion.

CONTEXT

Some of us at this moment have been searching for a new kind of community.  One that simultaneously strengthens our leadership and creates space for restoration and spiritual growth. A space where we intentionally call God into the mess of our work individually and collectively with expectant hearts. An integrative place where we can bear honest witness to the daily impact of racism and systemic oppression on our people and pray and worship together at the foot of the Cross. A place of formation and bridging where we forge bonds with other education leaders from across lines of difference that all identify as disciples of Christ. 

 

The Redemptive Leadership Project (RLP) was born out of a series of virtual convenings after the initial lockdown of COVID in early 2020. Stephanie Saroki de Garcia - founder of Seton Partners and a Pahara Fellow - organized a group of education leaders and Pahara Fellows, who were eager to share their faith and fellowship in the backdrop of a tumultuous year. Project leadership has expanded to include Jeff Nelson, Co-Founder and Board Member of One-Goal, along with Pahara Fellows Nicole Baker-Fulgam, Senior Director Education Grantmaking, Schusterman Family Foundation, and Reverend James Encinas, Director of Wheeling to Healing.

RETREAT OVERVIEW

The initial retreat for RLP will convene the week after Easter at Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, Colorado from April 19-21, 2022. We endeavor to combine the strengths of the Pahara leadership development approach with a Christ-centered retreat experience. A successful retreat will mean leaders have had the space to share their faith, reflect on ways to bring their faith into their work, find some sense of spiritual renewal from the time together, and initiate new relationships with other believers.     

The initial retreat for RLP will convene the week after Easter at Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, Colorado from April 19-21, 2022. We endeavor to combine the strengths of the Pahara leadership development approach with a Christ-centered retreat experience. A successful retreat will mean leaders have had the space to share their faith, reflect on ways to bring their faith into their work, find some sense of spiritual renewal from the time together, and initiate new relationships with other believers.     

PARTICIPANTS

We aim to pilot this work with an initial cohort of 20-25 education leaders.  We are inviting leaders of diverse denominational traditions with a mix of Pahara Fellows and other extraordinary Christian leaders pursuing educational equity and a more just nation.  

LOGISTICS

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, beginning at 3:00pm MT (arrival at DEN by 1PM) - Thursday, April 21, 2022, ending at 12:00pm MT (departure at DEN after 3 PM)

Location: 
 

Lone Rock Retreat - 64797 US HWY 285 Bailey, CO 804210
 

Cost:
 

Pahara will sponsor participant’s lodging, meals and ground transportation. Funding for flights are available upon request.
 

"Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit. The transformed nonconformist, moreover, never uses the passive sort of patience as an exercise to do nothing. And this very transformation saves him from speaking irresponsible words that estrange without reconciling…..He recognizes that social change will not come overnight, yet he works as though it is an imminent possibility. " Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.