Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oakland, CA: February 13-14, 2015

Lake Shore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland CA

Gracious Leadership Training I

KI Catalyst (Facilitator) Training (for Gracious Leadership I only)

This is a bilingual (English-Spanish) event.  All the workshop material will be provided in both Spanish and English.  

Event Schedule:  
Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.: Experience the curriculum: Gracious Leadership Training I 
Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: Learn to create local learning communities and practice facilitating the learning processes from Gracious Leadership Training I.
Please read The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb/El lobo habitarĂ¡ con el cordero before coming to the event.  You can order the book from the Kaleidoscope Institute.  
GRACECONOMICS REGISTRATION: $50-250; the more you can pay, the more you help others who cannot afford as much. San Francisco Presbytery will register as a group at:
 email Marda Stothers at or send check payable to “Kaleidescope Institute” and mail to Stothers, 2600 Warring ST, Berkeley Ca 94704 with name of attendee, affiliation, email and phone number. Registration limited so please indicate your interest
and intentions as soon as possible.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Mission of our partner Kaleidoscope Institute

  • To create inclusive and sustainable churches and communities.


  • To transform the way community and church leaders think about church—from a static, linear and maintenance-type mode to a dynamic, circulatory, and rejuvenating vision of a church that interacts with the wider community by maximizing the flow of spiritual, human and economic resources.
  • To empower church and community leaders with skills and knowledge to serve their communities more inclusively by facilitating and developing access to their Holy Currencies, thereby making both the churches and their related communities more sustainable.
Up Coming Opportunities for Training with Eric Law
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February 13-14, 2015 - Oakland, CA
Gracious Leadership Training I
KI Catalyst (Facilitator) Training
for Gracious Leadership Workbook 1
in Spanish and English
This event is being hosted by Lakeshore Baptist Church Oakland
Marda Stothers will help sign-ups for Presbyterians “”

March 19-24, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
Gracious Leadership Training &
Holy Currencies: Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries
KI Catalyst (Facilitator) Training
for Gracious Leadership Workbook 1 & 2
Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026  • 800.366.1536 ext. 216

July 20-25, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
Gracious Leadership Training &
Holy Currencies: Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries
KI Catalyst (Facilitator) Training
for Gracious Leadership Workbook 1 & 2
Cathedral Center of St. Paul

(in the early planning stages)
September 13-16, 2015 - San Anselmo, CA
2nd West Coast Multicultural Institute
Holy Currencies: Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries
San Francisco Theological Seminary

A Possible Photo Language Workshop
taught by Myrna & Karl Shadley
sign-up if you are interested as we choose a time & place

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more information @ “”
and Eric Law blog @ “”

Friday, September 26, 2014


Here is the syllabus for our latest CLP(CRE) class
Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center Class
September 26-27, 2014

Instructors: Charie Reid,, 925 937-3032
Susan Hunn,, 925 938-3362

This course is open to CRE (CLP) candidates as well as others interested in educational ministry in the church.

Course Description
This course explores Christian education and spiritual formation in both formal and informal settings. It explores the role of Christian nurture in building up disciples, in a Presbyterian and Reformed context. It offers opportunity for broad program planning to address educational and formation needs, especially of adults; a review of selected resources; and experiences in prayerful approaches with Scripture that participants can then use in their congregational setting.

Required Reading
Prior to class: The chapter on lesson planning in Basic Skills for Church Teachers, 2005 edition, Donald Griggs, available on at minimum cost.
After class: Spring 2013 issue of Lifelong Faith (, Innovations in Faith Formation. Read online.

Suggested Reading; Resources for Your Library
Rabbi Jesus, Learning from the Master Teacher, Stephen Jones (
Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development, James Fowler ( introduces the development theories of Erickson, Piaget and Kohlberg.

Pre-course Assignment DUE on Friday evening
Prepare a 15-minute presentation of a “class” your have led (or would lead) in your specific area of ministry, to illustrate your own skill set. Share also where that 15-minute segment fits in the overall plan or program of the church’s ministry of education and nurture.

Final Assignment DUE October 15.
From Spring or Winter 2013 issues of Lifelong Faith (, pick at least three articles to read. (Part 1) Prepare written critique or comments on each. (Part 2) Choose one of these and write a more detailed description of how you would apply this in your own ministry, including a plan of action and rationale. Minimum of 1 page for each part (1 & 2).

Course Requirements:
  • Attendance at both class sessions.
  • Completion of all required readings and assignments.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2014 Multicultural Institute Registration

2014 West Coast Multicultural Institute - REGISTRATION
September 14-17, 2014 at San Francisco Theological Seminary
Limited to 40 full-time registrants
(because of the nature of our work together all attendees must attend the opening session on Sunday night
from 7-9pm when we will covenant with other to use the Respectful Communications Guidelines)
Registration closes August 14 or when we reach capacity whichever comes first.
PRICE INCLUDES: 3 nights double occupancy housing | 8 meals
    $200 (double occupancy)/ $300 (single occupancy)
    Commuter $120 (meals only)
    SFTS Student Fee Waived (No housing or meals included)
    Limited scholarships are available upon request. Generally scholarships are limited to half the cost for a double room.
  • Please contact Susan Hunn ( ) about scholarships and more information
    CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund minus $50 administrative fee is available if cancellation is received no later than September 1, 2014. No refund is available after September 1, 2014.
    Name:                                                                                    Date:
    Telephone (home):                                                                (mobile):
    Email address:
  • Church/ Organization Name:
    How did you hear about the institute?:
    Preferred Roommate:                                        Single room needed:
    Couples attending together should register separately, giving each other as preferred roommates. We can only accommodate a limited number of singles in rooms. If you need a single room it is an additional $100.
    Please let us know of any special needs. In order to keep our cost down we may not be able to meet the needs of special diets and will let you know before we complete your registration.
Regular Registration: $200
Commuter Registration: $120
Single Room Request: +$100
SFTS Student: No cost and does not include any meals or housing
Donation to the Scholarship Fund: $
(Your registration will not be complete until full payment is received)

Susanna Baird Hall is a two-story building featuring 28 double-occupancy rooms (2 twin beds) with shared dormitory style men’s/women’s bathrooms (with private showers stalls) located on each floor.  Our meals will be prepared in the Hall's kitchen by professional cooks who are members of our local churches. This allows us to help support our members in their work while keeping our meal cost down. Though our time together will be very full you could come early on Sunday or spend Wednesday afternoon enjoying the many miles of hiking trails or strolling in beautiful town of San Anselmo, CA.

Please mail completed registration attention:“2014 MCI” to 
Calvary Presbyterian Church 1940 Virginia St, Berkeley CA 94709
Make checks payable to: Presbytery of SF (2014 MCI)

Schedule for the Multicultural Institute  September 14-17, 2014
Registration 3 - 6pm
* Dinner 6:00pm
Opening session (And Open House)  7 – 9pm

* Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30am
Session 9:00am
Worship with SFTS community 12:00pm (Eric Law Preaching)
* Lunch 12:45 -1:45pm
Session 2:00pm
* Dinner 5:30 - 6:30pm

Session 7:00 - 9:00pm

* Breakfast 7:30-8:30am
Session 9:00am
* Lunch 12 – 1:00
Session 1:30pm
* Dinner 5:30 – 6:30pm
Session 7:00-9:00pm

* Breakfast 7:30-8:30
Session 9:00am
Closing worship 11:00-noon

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An Introduction to our Multicultural Institute facilitator. The Rev. Dr. Eric Law

In our time together Eric Law will give us tools to know and understand each other as to take these new tools into the practice of missional ministry in our Churches.

2014 Multicultural Institute

Presenting the West Coast’s 
SEPTEMBER 14–17, 2014 
San Francisco Theological Seminary 
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Eric Law

 Limited scholarships available / Registration limited to 40 participants
COST: Shared Room = $200 / Single Room (limited availablility) = $300 / Commuter = $120 

SUNDAY 3 – 9pm (3pm Registration, 6pm Dinner) 
MONDAY & TUESDAY 7:30am – 9pm  
WEDNESDAY 7:30am – noon

Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Eric Law is the author of many books, including 
The Wolf Shall Dwell with The Lamb and Holy Currencies 
and is Executive Director of the Kaleidoscope Institute. 
Eric will lead a process to equip participants with the tools for 
building authentic relationships across cultures 
and help build sustainable missional ministries in their churches.

For more information contact Karl Shadley at

Presbyterian Multicultural Network Presbyterian Mission Agency PCUSA Office of Multicultural – Congregational Support 
Presbytery of San Francisco – Education Center 
Calvary Presbyterian Church – Berkeley