Clergy, lay-leaders, parishioners – teams from all ecumenical Christian organizations are welcome to apply. Find out who has done LDI in the past. In general, LDI looks for the following characteristics in applicant teams:
- Leads with others, not alone
- Individuals will participate in peer Leadership Teams. Through their work and the training they receive at LDI, they will learn how to apply their skills as powerful collaborative leaders, and begin to teach these skills to others. LDI looks for teams composed of individuals who are open to sharing leadership and peer coaching.
- Seeks transformation
- Every parish that participates in LDI will decide on an urgent need in their community that calls out for transformation and demands their participation as leaders through a missional project. We look for teams and individuals who are actively seeking transformation, growth and challenge. This work of a leader is not easy, and it requires courage.
- Models dexterity
- We live in uncertain times; full of complexity and challenge. The work of transformative leadership, especially in the Church, also involves some elements of uncertainty and depth. To engage in this work with excellence, an LDI leader must model a certain amount of dexterity and comfort with uncertainty.