Leadership Forward


The Church of Jesus Christ serves the Gospel, inspires disciples, and changes lives when its leaders are fully equipped, confident, and whole. The future of our congregations depends on the quality of faithful leadership provided by clergy and laypeople.

The Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ connects, supports, and resources local congregations and leaders as they find creative and meaningful ways to live out the values of Jesus while helping our people recognize and embrace faithful change. The pandemic underscored this reality:

Leadership matters.

The Church requires investment in good leadership.

We must develop the next generation of lay leaders so the UCC can thrive into the future. Therefore, we invest in the Damascus Project.

We must encourage creative new forms of ministry in our congregations and to advance our social justice work. Therefore, we invest in the Catalyst Grant program.

We must ensure that those who serve our community as clergy are cared for in every season of their pastoral careers. Therefore, we invest in Ministerial Assistance.

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The Leadership Forward $2 million campaign aims to equip laypeople, clergy, and congregations with wisdom and skills to meet God’s challenge to be the Church today and tomorrow.

Together, we can ensure our congregations continue to have high-quality, faithful leadership.

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(608) 846-7880