Designed for non-pastoral staff who have served in a congregational setting for four years or less, this four-day event is built around interactive learning circles of 5-6 people. Veteran coaches mentor Recent Graduates as they strive to become more intentional, Christ-like Servant Leaders.

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How will KINDLE: Recent Graduates benefit you?

Even well-trained new graduates can face a myriad of perplexing challenges. Thus, the need for an event that will provide a “pause point” designed to strengthen healthy Christ-like servant leader practices.  Those who attend this event will find valuable professional growth, support from peers and seasoned KINDLE Associates, time to rest, and an opportunity to receive God’s blessings in worship. This is truly a holistic event!

Participants are given opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills, and attitudes as they learn more fully how to steward themselves and their faith. Concurrently, they are able to address common issues and concerns of new graduates, while simultaneously developing a broader support network of peers. KINDLE is not a program of leadership training, but an introduction to a life-long process of maturing as a Christ-like Servant Leader. In an atmosphere of trust, accountability, and encouragement, each participant will learn to develop themselves “from the inside out,” building on God-given strengths and shoring up areas needing attention.

How does KINDLE: Recent Graduates work?

KINDLE: Recent Graduates is a four-day event that takes place at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. The event begins Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and concludes prior to lunch on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

The learning event features eight modules that focus on timely issues, challenges, and concerns of recent graduates in the context of Christ-like servant leadership. It also engages participants in worship three times a day. Ample time is set aside for physical exercise, fellowship, networking, meals, and quiet time.

The registration fee for KINDLE: Recent Graduates is $750 which covers program, lodging, and meals during the four-day event at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.  Transportation to and from Mundelein is not covered.

The generosity of KINDLE donors underwrites the KINDLE: Recent Graduates experience. Even so, KINDLE realizes the $750 registration fee is a challenge for some participants and their congregations. A limited number of grants are available to make this highly beneficial experience accessible to the greatest number of young church workers. You will be required to submit a form to apply for these funds.

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Here are pictures from past KINDLE: Recent Graduates events: