A ministry of the
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
in partnership with Olivet College
The Center for Congregational Leadership is a National Association of Congregational Christian Churches ministry committed to training leaders who are uniquely knowledgeable in Congregationalism, respectful and upholding of the diversity represented in our congregations and who are especially equipped to meet the challenges of the church in the 21st century. It is committed to excellence in education, leadership and vision. It draws upon the strong Congregational values of "an educated clergy and a literate laity." The Center gives support and encouragement to churches and their leaders through skill development and educated understanding of emerging needs, trends and challenges.
J. J. Russell Sermon Award
The J. J. Russell Sermon Award recognizes pastoral excellence in preaching related to Congregationalism. Submitted sermons must focus on some aspect of classical Congregationalism and its relevance for today. Download complete information on how to complete submissions. Submission information.
Excellence In Ministry Awards
Help us celebrate excellence in ministry. The NACCC wishes to recognize leaders and/or innovators who have made significant contributions to Congregationalism. The Nominees should exemplify personal commitment to the principles of Congregationalism of faith, freedom and fellowship. The 2019 Nomination form will be available at a later date.