Christian Leadership

The Center for Christian Leadership equips Christian leaders to thrive amidst the complex challenges of contemporary ministry; address the most pressing issues in church and public life with theological depth, intellectual rigor, and practical insight; and reach across theological, social, and geographical divisions to find new possibilities for common life and ministry.

Auburn's Center for Christian Leadership is the recent recipient of an $800,000 grant from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to equip bold and resilient leaders for 21st century ministry by bringing pastoral coaching to clergy across the country, training new pastoral coaches, strengthening new senior pastors, bolstering women’s leadership, and cultivating wisdom about money in congregational leaders. Learn more about Auburn's Coaching Program.

Program Highlight

Auburn Seminary Theological Student Advisory Delegate and Edwards Presbyterian Leadership Fellow Samantha Gonzalez-Block preaches at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
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Program Highlight

Each year, Auburn supports emerging faith leaders by awarding fellowships to Union Theological Seminary graduates to fund continuing education. Learn about the 2014 awardees!
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Program Highlight

Read a testimonial from Rev. Alex McLean, Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa, about the experience of coaching with Auburn.
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Blog

The difference is that Aaron still hears in the Church the call to be a part of something bigger than himself, and he is leading the movement to transform the old institutions so that they meet the yearnings of his generation and the demands of our time.
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Fifty bishops and young adults, from 14 dioceses representing the Episcopal Church’s eight domestic provinces, gathered for an Auburn Media training & to craft their core message through narrative, Christian values-based storytelling.
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"With God's grace, Carlos and his dad will be together this Father's Day. But we’re also praying for the thousands of American families – just like Daniel, Carlos, and Karla – who are torn apart by our broken immigration system." Rev. Alison Harrington.
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