More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

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What to Do When We Don’t Know Where We Are Going

Tod Bolsinger, associate professor of leadership formation, considers what faithful leadership looks like when the future is uncertain.

Mark Labberton

Benediction: Lord, Save My Life

Leading Fuller is an immersion experience in God’s grace amidst continuous change, vivid diversity, problem solving, deep scholarship, loving community, complex realities, and faithful hope. But then, aren’t these key ingredients for most Christian leadership? That is why Fuller exists.

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It’s Your Time | Brenda Salter McNeil

Reflecting on the story of Estther during Fuller’s MLK Celebration week, Brenda Salter McNeil preaches about God’s call for us to be leaders who follow the Holy Spirit’s leading during this pressing time.

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Servant Leadership | Max De Pree

Max De Pree reflects on how his Christian faith informs his approach to leadership in business and the marketplace.

Alexis Abernethy

The Worshiping Body: Purpose-driven and Performance-driven Leadership

In the fifth of six videos on “The Worshiping Body,” Alexis Abernethy considers how mirroring is at play in the context of worship and worship leading.

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The Worshiping Body: Worship As Caught More Than Taught

In the last of six videos on “The Worshiping Body,” Alexis Abernethy emphasizes the importance a life in God has in shaping one’s leadership and ministry.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

In the third of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee discusses the responsibility that those with power have—as well as the importance of humility.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Counterintuitive Teaching

In the eighth of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway encourages those who teach or lead to distinguish between people’s different levels of belief in order to best walk alongside them.

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Leadership Development for a New Era

Cedric Williams, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, looks at current, problematic models of leadership and suggests a different approach to forming Christian leaders for the 21st century.

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A New Kind of Christian Leader

Marcus Sun, vice president for global recruitment, admissions, marketing, and retention, shares how Fuller trains and equips students to become trustworthy leaders no matter their vocational call.

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When No One Listens | Mayra Macedo-Nolan

Mayra Macedo-Nolan preaches about when those with power refuse to heed our voice—reflecting on how we continue to follow God’s leading and care for ourselves when we grow weary of crying out.

Kevin Haah, Craig Hendrickson, Roberta King

Response | Kevin Haah, Craig Hendrickson, Roberta King on Cultural Intelligence

Kevin Haah, Craig Hendrickson, and Roberta King offered perspectives on leading congregations and communities in developing cultural intelligence.

Soong-Chan Rah

Theologies of the Multicultural Church

At the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke about our need to develop cultural competency to address the changes in ethnoracial diversity in the world and in the church.

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Called by Name | Kevin Doi

Kevin Doi speaks an encouraging word to pastors and ministry leaders, reminding them of God’s ongoing work and loving presence during seasons of judgement and criticism.

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God’s Love, Our Limits | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton reflects on how we navigate the tension of God’s relentless love while facing the real-life struggles of ministering to those different from us—or those we may even consider enemies.

Darrell Guder

Darrell Guder on Missional Leadership

In his lecture “Formation of the Congregation for Worthy Walking” delivered at the 2007 Payton Lectures, Darrell Guder, then Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, considered the roles of church leaders in enabling their communities to follow their missional callings.

Scott Cormode, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Darrell Guder

Q&A | Scott Cormode, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Darrell Guder

At the 2007 Payton Lectures, Scott Cormode and Marianne Meye Thompson discussed the missional formation of the church following Darrell Guder’s lecture “Formation of the Congregation for Worthy Walking.”

Darrell Guder and Alan Roxburgh

The Missional Church

Two classic lecture series, now fittingly paired, laid out a picture of a necessary missional theology for the church then and today.

Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger on Leadership Formation

Tod Bolsinger, senior congregational strategist and associate professor of leadership formation, speaks about the importance of resilience, vulnerability, and self-reflection in the development of a leader.

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Fuller’s Chapel Team on Worship


Director of chapel Julie Tai and chapel assistants January Lim and Aaron Dorsey discuss the planning process for chapel services and the significance of diverse representation in worship.

Nancy Ortberg

Nancy Ortberg on Leadership


Nancy Ortberg, CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ, talks about courage in leadership and the church’s need to stay engaged in the difficult conversations.