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Adaptive Leadership

These resources help leaders address seemingly impossible challenges. Issues often known as adaptive challenges require creative or adaptive leadership.


5 Resources
From the Staff From the Staff
A Conversation with Tod Bolsinger
Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Theological...
From the Staff From the Staff
From Hallowed Space to Holograms: A Conversation with Hayim Herring
Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Hayim Herring, consultant, nonprofit...
"You Can't Quit Smoking for Someone Else": Technical Problems and Adaptive Challenges
The easily readable article explains the differences between technical and adaptive...
The Nature of Adaptive Leadership
This short video describes leadership tools and strategies to address complex challenges.
Mission: Possible
This board game empowers teams to tackle problems by generating creative solutions, drawing on...


Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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