CHHSM Annual Report Highlights Member Ministries ‘Making a Difference Together’

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Member organizations’ accomplishments are among the many highlights contained in “Making a Difference Together,” the 2019 Annual Report from the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. Released June 24, the report is available online, and offers inspirational stories from CHHSM members across the United States, which point to flourishing ministries in their own […]

Book Review: It’s the Manager

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“It’s the Manager,” released in 2019 by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, is one of the books used in the Nollau Leadership Institute. This review was written by Leslie Yerkes. One of the most important contributions of a manager is not what he/she accomplishes from their ‘to do’ list each day but how they support […]

Space is Limited: Enroll in the 2020-2021 Nollau Leadership Institute Now!

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced today (Jan. 6) that enrollment for the 2020-2021 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute is now open. “The Nollau Leadership Institute helps participants focus on spiritual formation and preparation for serving leadership,” says Michael J. Readinger, CHHSM president and CEO. “As CHHSM’s signature program, the […]

Orion Family Services Benefits from Nollau Leadership Institute

Four staff  member of Orion Family Services are Nollau Institute graduates.

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 […]

Serving Leadership

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In our work with the Nollau Leadership Institute we focus on the tenets of the CHHSM value proposition: Bold Vision, Shared Values and Inspired Leaders. It is done in a subtle way as we use the curriculum in the three retreats to help shape the current and future leaders of our member ministries. This year’s […]