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"Churches Learning Change" formerly known as "Ridder Church Renewal"

If Faithwalking is best described as a PERSONAL transformation journey, intended for individuals to live more on mission with God and others; "Churches Learning Change" formerly known as "Ridder Church Renewal" is a CORPORATE transformation journey with the same goals, based on Faithwalking.  Churches Learning Change uses information that is most likely not new to those who have gone to seminary.  What is new is that it is an intentional journey to put that information into practice with a team from a particular setting, in conjunction with other teams from across the region over a 2.5 - 5 year period of time.  Information does not transform; we believe information, practice and reflection are all a part of living into the ongoing transformation God has for us!  Come be a part of the journey.  

The next round is open NOW!   For more details, take a look at these resources.


Reflection of Rev. Thomas Goodhart on Participation in CLC

Ridder is the only process I know of available to us so readily that enables congregations to navigate the rapidly changing and emerging context we live in.  In Woodstock, one major transformation we've accomplished through this process is the development of a cohort of deeply creative, authentic, courageous leaders who are taking responsibility for the church and their own lives in ways totally new for all of us."
- Rev. Josh Bode, Woodstock Reformed Church

"The safe space created by leaders and our team helped me practice leaning into discomfort and be more open to listening to the Holy Spirit.  
I’m mindful of my way of being in relationships or during 
consistory, consciously modeling authenticity, respect, and empathetic listening."
-- Carol Engels-White, Elder at Colonial Church, Bayside, Queens