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Leadership Development

The Christian Leadership Initiative’s vision is to address leadership and mission-related challenges facing Christian organizations. The Initiative convenes leaders, educators, and advisors in order to help them meet the critical and persistent leadership needs faced by Northwest organizations. The Trust’s goal is to bolster organizational efforts by developing more effective leaders who are better prepared to serve mission-based organizations and their communities.

Christian Leadership Advance Conference

The conference is an annual event hosted each November by the Murdock Trust. Its purpose is to connect ministry leaders, educators, and trainers in a two-day gathering that promotes Christian ministry leadership development.

Vision and Call Internship Program

The Vision and Call Internship is a special grants program for selected Christian ministries in which college students or recent graduates are placed in an experiential ministry internship affording them an opportunity to consider full-time vocational ministry. Vision and Call Internship Program Philosophy & Overview and 2014-2016 Vision & Call Internship Sites

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership is a semi-annual one-day conference that offers a forum for women in leadership positions to network for professional development and support.

Executive and Board Workshop

These workshops will afford the opportunity for focused leadership development for executives and governance boards. Planning is underway. The Murdock Trust has obtained permission from Pacific Continental for the article in their Nonprofit Series, "Creating an Effective Board of Directors."