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CST’s New “Leadership Brief” Newsletter (Claremont School of Theology)

A newsletter by the Center for Leadership and Coaching at CST for our existing clergy & lay leaders

A large portion of our formation as clergy came when we attended seminary. And, some of our laity have spent time in seminary courses, learning to lead our churches well.

Claremont School of Theology (CST) is our local provider of formation, education, and visioning. We are grateful for the ways the leaders and professors of Claremont have shaped us.

This summary-style newsletter, with leadership concepts and practices, will help us stay informed and connected so that the shaping of our faith communities can continue with excellence, faith, and spiritual depth.

Grace y paz,

Bishop Dottie Escobedo-Frank
Resident Bishop of the Los Angeles Area


This first issue includes information on the following:

  • Introduction by President Grant Hagiya (Professor of Leadership & Innovation; retired Bishop of California-Pacific Conference of The UMC)
  • Past, Present, Future: A Social Context of The United Methodist Church
  • A Quote to Ponder
  • 3-2-1 Thursday by James Clear
  • The CCL’s 10 attributes of an effective leader
  • Book Recommendation

View the inaugural “Leadership Brief” newsletter here (PDF).