Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

by Tod E. Bolsinger. IVP Books, 2015.

This book uses the story of Lewis and Clark as a conceptual framework to approach leadership, specifically how to lead in an unfamiliar landscape by reflecting then acting.


how to lead when the ground is shifting, reflection, adapting to an unfamiliar landscape

Best For

seminarians and clergy


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Learn how to lead through unexpected changes by following the example of Lewis and Clark detailed in the book.
  • Prepare seminarians and clergy how to lead within the current cultural landscape by using this book as a study guide.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. 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 Learns.

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