In the community of believers, leaders are expected to have two fundamental objectives: obedience to the Will of God, and service to the People of God. Because of these fundamentals, the models of leadership in the Church appear to be restrictive and demanding. After a brief review of her 2015 session on servant leadership, Dr. Greer Gordon will present a concrete discussion of the inherent tensions between types of leadership and the structure of the Church, and ways to develop, enhance and maintain lay leadership. Additionally, this session will address the formation of a leadership stance that is directive, yet collaborative; bold, yet rooted in tradition; and spiritual, yet functional in a secular society.
Dr. Greer G. Gordon
Dr. Greer Gordon is a Roman Catholic theologian, author and lecturer. She served in administration at the University of Massachusetts and at Regis College in Weston, Mass., and was a diocesan director in Washington D.C., Oakland, Boston and Baton Rouge, La. Dr. Gordon was one of eight American women invited by the Vatican to respond to John Paul II’s encyclical on women. The first woman to deliver a Baccalaureate Address for Boston University, Greer is a frequent speaker at RECongress, having delivered the Keynote and Sunday Morning Addresses.
REC16-7-12 Leading in Grace: Serving God
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