Creativity and Leadership

John Park: Following Jesus at the Intersection of Doctoral Studies and “Ta Ethne” (people groups)

“Drawing the World Together” Advent Blog Series   “The world is at our doorstep” is now a cliché, because the world has been with us for ages. Globalization is a major player…. Read more »

My Vision for Central by John Park, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

When I think about the vision for Central, I think about a community that has a strong sense of community, like a big tree planted by streams of water, it provides a shade… Read more »

Central Doctor of Ministry Graduates Encourage Innovative Ministry

Central Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program is designed to equip ministry leaders with skills to develop and grow group vision for producing fresh, relevant solutions; help them lead ministry communities, organizations, and… Read more »

The Old has Passed Away

Innovation is a grass-roots process.  Until a leader comes to understand this statement, innovation will continue to be seen as something that is done by a select few in a limited number… Read more »

Take It to the Streets

You’ve seen it happen.  A motivated, well-meaning group of leaders decides to provide a ministry, program, or outreach that will change the lives of a particular segment of the population. They gather… Read more »

Leading Innovation

We cannot motivate others.  We can provide an environment in which people can become motivated, but real motivation comes from within. In the same way, a leader cannot make people into innovators. … Read more »

Culture Matters

Dr. Terrell Carter is something of a “renaissance man.”  A former police officer, artist, entrepreneur, pastor, and academic, Dr. Carter has a new book coming from Wipf and Stock in the fall… Read more »

Nurturing Curiosity and Creativity

  When did the need for structure first begin to limit your creativity?  I think it began for me in kindergarten when the teacher insisted that I had to color within the… Read more »


In the Doctor of Ministry in Creative Leadership, three threads are identified that are woven into the various courses.  So what are threads? The idea of “threaded themes” was first introduced by… Read more »

Why the Doctor of Ministry in Creative Leadership?

Choosing a degree program is a big challenge.  When we talk with prospective students about the new Doctor of Ministry curriculum, there are a number of questions.  Some deal with scheduling and… Read more »

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