Title: CCL equips pastors, laypeople
The Center for Christian Leadership (CCL) approaches its 25th anniversary with a new name, a new agenda, and a brand new web site. Formerly the Center for Pastoral Studies, the program began to provide continuing education for working pastors. But according to David Neidert, director of CCL, the time had come to reach out to everyone in the congregation (PHOTO: David Neidert and Dee Stephens with the Center for Christian Leadership).
After 21 years in the university’s Auxiliary Services, Neidert moved to the School of Theology in July to head up the CCL. In planning to revamp the center, Neidert explained, “There was a real desire to broaden programming.” The center’s new direction is to equip all people working in the church, include Sunday school teachers and church committee members, and to make education available “to any person sitting in a congregation who is thirsting for some quality biblical instruction.”
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