"But God can also turn the desert into watery pools, thirsty ground into watery springs..."
- Psalm 107:35
An Oasis is "a place between." It is a place of rest. It is a place of growth. It is a place of life in the middle of a desert.
Oasis is also the Network's online gathering. It is a place between where we are now, and where God is leading us. It is a place of refreshment, renewal, learning and connection.
Twice this year, members of the Network are invited to come together for an online gathering. Together, we will renew, learn and connect.
Oasis: September 14, 2023
10am Pacific time I 1pm Eastern Time
Guest Teacher: Dr. Tod Bolsinger
Dr. Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation and formation and assistant professor of practical theology, and he now serves as senior congregational strategist and associate professor of leadership formation. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1993, Dr. Bolsinger served as senior pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church from 1997 to 2014. Prior to that he was associate pastor of discipleship and spiritual formation at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.
Holding both a PhD in Theology and Master of Divinity from Fuller, Bolsinger taught graduate-level classes in theology for 14 years at Fuller’s regional campus in Orange County prior to joining the seminary’s regular faculty. He has extensive experience in church and nonprofit consulting and executive coaching, and writes infrequent weblogs on church and leadership formation. His faculty role at Fuller includes teaching the Practices of Vocational Formation class and a cohort in Leading Change for DMin students.
Bolsinger has authored three books, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives (Brazos, 2004), Show Time: Living Down Hypocrisy by Living Out the Faith(Baker, 2005), and Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP Books, 2015). Bolsinger also contributes essays and articles to journals in the areas of leadership, spiritual formation, leadership formation, and innovation.