Center for Courage & Renewal

Seattle, WA. (206) 466-2055


This organization offers programs for clergy and other religious leaders to integrate who they are with what they do. The primary program Circles of Trust provides learning spaces for congregational leaders to reflect.


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Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Share the schedule for "Circles of Trust" with your congregation's leaders to give them an opportunity for reflection and discussion.
  • Grow personally and spiritually by selecting a program and practicing reflection.

About the Contributor

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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