Pastoral Ministry Series - Part II: Walter Earl Fluker

February 3, 2020

Wide Image Pastoral Ministry


This annual three-part series is designed for those serving in congregational ministry. Through three consecutive Mondays, clergy will spend time in community exploring the art of pastoral ministry. Topics in 2020 will touch on World Christianity, ethical leadership, and the bilingual hymnal. Come to one, two, or the full series.

II. Ethical Leadership

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Walter Earl Fluker

Monday, February 3, 2020

Dr. Walter Fluker will explore ethical leadership and the qualities of personal integrity, spiritual discipline, intellectual openness, and moral anchoring. Fluker finds these characteristics exemplified in the work and thought of black church giants Martin Luther King, Jr. and Howard Thurman. This course sets forth the context and principles for ethical leadership, particularly for ministries and other professions whose mission directly advances the common good. Fluker grounds leadership in story, the appropriation of one's roots as a basis for personal and social transformation. He will explore the key values of character, civility, and community for ethical action on the personal, public, and spiritual realms. From these considerations he will share a model of the specific virtues that embody each realm of ethical leadership before applying them to the practical aspects of leadership and decision-making.

Leader: Walter Earl Fluker is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership at Boston University. He is the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project and the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership (MLK-IDEAL). He was founding executive director of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership Center and the Coca-Cola Professor of Leadership Studies at Morehouse College. Dr. Fluker is a featured consultant, speaker, lecturer and workshop leader at foundations, businesses, corporations, colleges, universities, governmental and religious institutions, nationally and globally.

Other Sessions in the Series



8:30 – Coffee and registration

9:00 – 9:15 - Introduction and welcome

9:15 -10:30 – Session 1 (class time)

10:30 -11:00 – Coffee and snack break

11:00 -12:15 – Session 2 – (class time)


12:15 -1:15 – Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 – Session 3 – (class time)

Cost & Registration

Daily rate: $65
Full series: $175

Includes full program, lunch, and coffee breaks with snacks.

Offered with support from The James G. Emerson Fund.

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Micaiah Tanck, Class of 2015

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