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Organizational Leadership with Rev. Jake Medcalf

You are invited to participate in Organizational Leadership – The Mechanics of the Faith Community

REV. Jake Medcalf M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary

Jake Medcalf is the Lead Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hayward. Since being installed in 2014, he has led the transition from a declining mainline denominational church to a thriving multi-cultural missional body that has been working to transform the community through social justice and agape love.


When:    Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
                 Saturday, March 13 – 9:00 to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Where:  Zoom Class – Register on the links below:

Cost:      $100 for credit for Commissioned Ruling Elder Candidates

$40 to audit and open to all

Class Description: There are so many critical pieces to Pastoral Leadership within each of our current contexts. As much as we (Pastors, New Community Leaders and Ministry Leaders) love being with our people, studying theology, preaching, creating liturgy, visiting the sick, teaching classes etc. we also have to lead or help lead the entire faith community organizationally. We have to understand vision/value creation, budgets, funding strategies, calendars, property, finances and financial statements, human resource challenges, plus more, and how they all work together to create healthy mission and ministry in our faith communities and neighborhoods. These topics are all part of our Pastoral Job Description no matter what ministry context we find ourselves in. This class will help us all be more effective at leading the organization that we have been called to steward.

Recommended Reading: Managing the Non-Profit Organization – Peter Drucker; and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership – Ruth Haley Barton

Questions, please contact CRE/CLP Coordinator , 510-828-5596

For a full course description, please download the following PDF.