- To create inclusive and sustainable churches and communities.
- To transform the way community and church leaders think about church—from a static, linear and maintenance-type mode to a dynamic, circulatory, and rejuvenating vision of a church that interacts with the wider community by maximizing the flow of spiritual, human and economic resources.
- To empower church and community leaders with skills and knowledge to serve their communities more inclusively by facilitating and developing access to their Holy Currencies, thereby making both the churches and their related communities more sustainable.
JULY 14–16, 2014 TRACK ONE
Gracious Leadership Skills
In a fast-changing and diverse world, what skills do leaders need to practice in order to create more inclusive environment in which people of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome and no one person or group is disadvantaged? In this foundational workshop, the Kaleidoscope Institute staff will guide participants through a practical and spiritual journey toward becoming and intercultural competent leaders in a diverse changing world.
JULY 14–16, 2014 TRACK TWO
Participants will get an overview of our newest curriculum on congregational vitality and stewardship, examining five other currencies beside money (currencies of Time/Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth and Wellness) that are essential for a congregation to be missional and sustainable.
JULY 17–18, 2014
KI Catalyst Training
You can think of the KI Catalyst Training course as similar to certified facilitator training in other fields. See the Winter Institute description, above, for more details.
SUMMER INSTITUTE DETAILS
WHERE: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
WHAT: Gracious Leadership & Holy Currencies run concurrently (July 14–16), taught by KI associates and Eric Law; Eric Law will teach the KI Catalyst Training (July 17–18).
HOUSING/FOOD: $80/night [$20/night single supplemental for private room] 2 meals/day [breakfast/lunch, $25/day for commuters]
GRACECONOMICS REGISTRATION: $0–$200 per day; the
more you can pay, the more you help others. More info & registration
REGISTRATION: Click on the “Register or Donate” button above to register
AUGUST 8–9, 2014
This will be a two-day Holy Currencies orientation course, at a location in the Seattle area. We will post more details when they become available, and will update our registration page at that time.
The KI South Institute will be held November 16–20, 2014, and will be a complete Holy Currencies course (see the Summer Institute, above, for course details). We will be meeting at St. Columba’s Retreat Center in Memphis, Tennessee. More information and registration details will be available soon, and we will post that information when it is complete.
‘Holy Currencies’ book is published; you may order your copy here
- The Rev. Eric Law’s latest book, Holy Currencies, has been published by Chalice Press. You may order it from our website; go to the register/donate button below and enter a donation between $13.99 and $20.00 in the General Donations item, and indicate it is for the Holy Currencies book. (For Canadian orders, we suggest adding $10 additional postage.) Follow the instructions to enter your name and address and payment information, and we will ship the book to you as soon as we can.
What other people are saying about ‘Holy Currencies’
“Eric Law’s latest book combines profound insight into God’s economy of abundance with abundant practical advice to congregations on how to move from scarcity to gift. We all have assets—friendship, leadership authority, truthfulness, time and place, to name a few—which, if spent in mission, will yield new opportunities for sustainable ministry... A must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode.”
—Thomas E. Breidenthal, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
“Holy Currencies will quickly become a key text in congregational vitality, stewardship, mission, and organizational development... At a time when many organizations and faith communities are looking at the hard questions of sustainability, Holy Currencies transforms the conversation and offers new hope.”
—Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
“Holy Currencies is insightful, practical, and easy to use with any small group, and it has the potential to pay large dividends through the creation of energized and equipped leadership.”
—Bruce A. Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
“Reverend Law has once again blessed the church by brilliantly defining and describing the ecology of sustainable missional ministry. Care for and attention to this ‘ecosystem’ will help us all engage ministry in the confidence that we already have every blessing we need to be faithful and fruitful.”
—Gregory Vaughn Palmer, Resident Bishop of Ohio West Episcopal Area, The United Methodist Church
“Eric Law has taken anxiety about declining resources and scarce money and turned it upside down and inside out. With fresh new perspectives and useful tools he opens our eyes to see currencies of abundance.”
—Mark Smutny, Senior Pastor, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, author of Sacred Space for the City, Sacred Space for All
Instituto Caleidoscopo en español
Resources for Spanish-language Kaleidoscope Institute workshops (featuring English-language and bilingual English-Spanish documents).
840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, California 90026-4209
http://www.kscopeinstitute.org • email@example.com • 800.366.1536 ext. 216 or 213.482.2040, ext. 216 (if the toll-free number doesn’t work in your area)