Competing constituencies, changing landscape, aging donor base, students with wide-ranging learning needs, more and more pressure to raise essential funds — these are familiar challenges in a world of development executives and education leaders. One development officer said, “Other people can keep their heads down. We are on the front edge of everything.” How do those who are on “the front edge of everything” find strength to do important work without being ground to dust in the process? Come hear how Ernie and Louise have tapped into the strength and uncommon wisdom of the gospel to face major adaptive challenges. In this workshop, we will review the basics of adaptive leadership, teach discipleship practices that build resilience, share scripture that shapes discernment, and dig into theological and biblical themes that have been instrumental in accompanying communities navigating adaptive challenges.