- How can we equip potential leaders already working in the sciences, theology, and ministry?
- How do scientists and scholars move into increasingly complex project leadership roles?
- How do pastors and ministry leaders disciple and lead the scientists in their communities?
- How do science and technology professionals collaborate with theologians, pastors, and ministry leaders to make the world a better place?
Developing leadership capacity of human sciences academics, science professionals, theologians, and pastors.
Why Leadership Development?
Leaders are needed to accomplish the goals of Sciences-Integrated Theology and Science Stewardship. We believe that the best advocates are those already invested in the sciences, in theology, and in ministry. What is needed is framing and training toward a new vision and an effective approach to work together.
These existing researchers, professors, professionals, teachers, and pastors have the right subject matter expertise, but not necessarily the vision for, or the training and skills to lead large programs and build new fields to bring scholars together from across disciplines to address big questions in novel ways. We will mobilize scholars, science professionals, and pastors in their unique areas of contribution.
Blueprint 1543 will
- Mobilize existing scholars to become strong project leaders.
- Empower project leaders to develop and execute creative and effective field-building programs.
- Equip pastors in a unique and critical form of discipleship, ministering to those in the sciences and technology fields.
What is the Leadership Development Initiative?
The leadership development initiative is a portfolio of professional coaching, consultation, training, and leader support activities. Within the leadership development initiative we:
- Develop strong project leaders.
- Design projects with leaders.
- Support these leaders through ongoing coaching, consultation, training, and select project hosting.
Blueprint 1543 provides the following leadership development services to fulfill the goals of Sciences-Integrated Theology and Science Stewardship:
- Professional coaching for project development, project management, and leader development.
- Consultations for project development, program development, and project management.
- Team building and training for developing and running projects.
- Workshops for grant writing and grant management.
Featured Project | Art Seeking Understanding
Using the sciences to identify if and how the arts bring about new spiritual information and insights
Within the Art Seeking Understanding (ASU) program Blueprint 1543 is helping to develop academic leaders in this new area by providing project development coaching and consultations; ongoing project leader coaching for complex and cross-disciplinary projects; leading grant-specific workshops to equip new project leaders; and designing and facilitating ASU program workshops to develop a community of practice that strengthens projects and their leaders.
500 years after the start of the scientific revolution (1543) there are enough leaders that Sciences-Integrated Theology and Science Stewardship have reached their goals.
Our aim is that by 2043 leaders running projects and programs in the Sciences-Integrated Theology and Science Stewardship initiatives are aligned with Blueprint 1543’s positive vision, and are equipped and effective leaders in their areas of calling and expertise.
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“Justin and Rebecca are terrific coaches, who engage new project ideas with energy, wit, and sympathy. With their open-minded but firmly realistic support, nascent ideas take shape as viable projects.”– Dr. Judith Wolfe, Professor of philosophical theology & deputy head of the school divinity, university of st. andrews