Laity Lodge Leadership Initiative
“Knowing, encouraging, resourcing, and caring for Christian leaders as they pursue the high calling of daily life”
Howard E. Butt, Jr.’s remarkable leadership for more than a half-century has encouraged Christian leaders to live integrated lives as whole persons. Through retreats at Laity Lodge, biennial Leadership Forums on the East Coast, radio messages, and The High Calling website ministry, FLR has a strong history of faithful witness to, and support of, Christian leadership.
The Laity Lodge Leadership Initiative will build upon Howard’s legacy by focusing programs and strategic alliances to help Christian leaders at every stage.
Aligned with the mission and core purpose of FLR, we are compelled to know, encourage, resource, and care for Christian leaders as they pursue the high calling of daily life. We will be developing deeper relationships with LLYC alumni as well as people who participate in Family Camp, Laity Lodge retreats, and The High Calling.
The Initiative can help resource you as you seek to live faithfully as a Christian across different seasons of your life and in diverse vocational settings.
Even more, we hope to reach new constituencies, especially at key turning points when vocational questions and leadership issues feel pressing: as young people just starting out (twenties to early thirties), as people reaching turning points in professional growth and family dynamics (thirties to early forties), and as people move into senior positions of responsibility (forties and fifties).
In the coming months, the Initiative is spearheading a number of key projects:
Co-sponsor retreats at Laity Lodge
- Collaborate with The High Calling and other forms of digital media to offer “thought leadership” on important issues
- Develop small groups for younger people, emerging leaders, and senior leaders in the tri-cities region of San Antonio, Austin, and Houston
- Help FLR develop its internal leadership capacities
- Form catalytic partnerships with like-minded people and organizations across the country
Greg Jones has been named the Strategic Director of the Initiative. He also serves on the faculty of Duke Divinity School, where he was the Dean from 1997-2010. He will work with a team of people, including Priscilla Plumb (the day-to-day leader of the Initiative), Laura Sorrell, Laura Nichol, and others to develop the programs and emphases of the Initiative.
For more information, we invite you to contact Greg Jones or Priscilla Plumb.