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Journey Center for Learning at Western Theological Seminary is dedicated to empowering pastoral agents to follow Christ wholely and fully.  In addition, we are equipping the Church's leaders to guide her into mission in local neighborhoods, communities and around the world.

Ridder Church Renewal

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A Journey of Personal and Corporate Transformation

The Ridder Church Renewal process helps leaders develop the tools to confront unhealthy models that have hindered personal and congregational growth.  

Participants make a 30-month commitment to personal faith renewal.  Along the way they commit to courageous and authentic communication and to understanding the pressures that systems bring on individual behavior. They learn to develop non-anxious leadership styles, deal with conflict, and create effective teams.

Every Ridder Church Renewal experience follows three learning practices:

  • Time for group conversation and prayer
  • Space for individual reflection
  • Sharing stories of transformation

More information about Ridder Church Renewal can be found on the RCA website


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