Nollau Institute

Orion Family Services Benefits from Nollau Leadership Institute

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 10, 2019

Recently, UCC-related Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis., published this article in its newsletter. Orion — a private, nonprofit CHHSM member that serves children, adolescents and families throughout Wisconsin — wanted to share the experiences of four of its staff members who have completed the Nollau Leadership Institute and become consecrated as Diakonal Ministers. Orion’s…

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United Church of Christ’s Servant Leaders to Look ‘Toward Tomorrow’ at CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 8, 2019

In today’s changing landscape, UCC health and human service ministries often find that their work is complicated, regardless of the size of the organization or the populations served. As a response, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ Annual Gathering in March will focus on the ways in which such ministries can learn and…

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Enrollment Open for 2019-2020 Nollau Leadership Institute

By CHHSM Staff | January 8, 2019

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced today (Jan. 4) that enrollment for the 2019-2020 Nollau Leadership Institute is now open. The Nollau Institute is a year-long program that focuses on spiritual formation and preparation for servant leadership. During the year, class members discern their call as Diakonal Ministers. A special vocation…

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Nollau Institute Participants Find Perspectives Changed Through Classmates

By Barb Powell | June 8, 2018

With the first of three retreats completed, CHHSM’s 2018-2019 Nollau Institute participants are well on their way to discerning what servant leadership means to them in their lives and careers. Already, this year’s class has come away with new insights and several surprises. For Linda Dailey, executive director of United Church Homes’ Glenwood Retirement Community…

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United Church of Christ Ministries and Partners Learn Servant Leadership through CHHSM Programs

By Barb Powell | May 9, 2018

For CHHSM and its ministries, the key is servant leadership. To that end, CHHSM provides two different types of programming for its member organizations and other United Church of Christ ministries, the year-long Nollau Institute and the Nollau To You one-day seminar experience. Recently, participants in the 2018-2019 Nollau Institute held the first of three…

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CHHSM Ministries to Witness Benefits of Nollau Institute During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 12, 2018

Nineteen Nollau Institute graduates will be consecrated as Diakonal Ministers during CHHSM’s Annual Gathering, March 1-3 in in St. Louis. The Nollau Institute is a year-long program of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries that focuses on spiritual formation and preparation for servant leadership. During the year, class members discern their call as…

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CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute Accepting Applications for 2018

By Barb Powell | October 6, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries works with its member ministries and partners to cultivate and empower servant leaders for health and human service ministry. Its Nollau Leadership Institute, a year-long program focused on spiritual formation and preparation for leadership, helps accomplish that goal. “I enjoyed everything about my…

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Nollau Leadership Institute Creates Servant Leaders Across UCC

By CHHSM Staff | August 14, 2017
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Most people might not associate “servant leadership” with financial institutions. But Chuck Hollingsworth would beg to differ. Hollingsworth, who is chief lending officer for the United Church of Christ’s Cornerstone Fund, participated in the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ Nollau Leadership Institute last year, and came away with new perspectives on implementing the…

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Nollau Institute Opens Registration

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2015

If you are curious about a different way of leading, CHHSM invites you to consider the Nollau Institute – a yearlong process of formation. Through retreats, site visits, online dialogue and peer mentoring, the program helps participants explore their vocation as leaders with the support of a community of practice. Named after Louis Edward Nollau,…

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