Module Curriculum & Devotionals

(Devotions developed by Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes and Rev. Dr. Ken Jones)


Rev. Dr. Richard Lischer

August 2020

Module: Rediscovering Your Call

Resource Recommendation:  Open Secrets by Richard Lischer

Module Devotion

Blog Post


Dr. Tod Bolsinger

September 2020

Module: Seminary Didn't Prepare Me for This; Leadership and Adaptation

Rescource Recommendation:  Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger

Module Devotion

Blog Post


Rev. Dr. Leah Schade

October 2020

Module: Controversial Topics and the Pulpit

Resource Recommendation: Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide by Leah D. Schade

Module Devotion

Blog Post

Additional Recommended Resources: Red State Christians


Rev. Bob Bekkerus

November 2020

Module: Church Plus: The Importance of Outreach

Resources Recommendation: The Divergent Church by Tim Shapiro with Kara Faris

Module Devotion 


Margaret Y.PNG

Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen

December 2020

Module: Satisfaction and Sustainability

Resource Recommendation: Praying on Empty: A Female Pastor's Story by Marjorie Weiss and The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene H. Peterson

Module Devotion

Blog Post

Kent S.webp

Kent Schornack

January 2021

Module: Wellness

Resource Recommendation: Flourishing in Ministry: How to Cultivate Clergy Wellbeing by Matt Bloom and Rising Strong by Brene Bown

Module Devotion

Blog Post Coming Soon!


Rev. Dr. Russell Lackey

February 2021

Module: Virtuous Cycles, Strategy, and Mission

Resource Recommendation: The Biggest Little Farm

Module Devotion

Blog Post


Reverends Nicole & Grant Woodley

March 2021

Module: Think Like a Farmer: Traditioned Innovation

Resource Recommendation: Navigating the Future: Traditioned Innovation for Wilder Seas by L. Gregory Jones and Andrew P. Hogue

Module Devotion

Blog Post


Rev. Sarah Ciavarri M.Div. PCC, CDWF-C, CDTLF

April 2021

Module: Beyond the Jordan

Resource Recommendation: Finding Our Way to the Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Go of Them  by Sarah Ciavarri

Module Devotion