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ReSource is Iliff’s program for lifelong learning, designed to serve our alumni, community, and the world. Our content is designed for those who serve in leadership positions in faith communities and non-profits, although much of what we do applies to anyone serving in any leadership position. Below, you will find upcoming ReSource events and online content, as well as connections to opportunities provided by our many partner organizations. 

Fall 2019 ReSource Series

This fall, we offer a three-month series of opportunities for organizational leaders – both clergy and laity – developed in partnership with the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are calling this series Shifting the Narrative, and we are focusing on concepts related to changing the way(s) people think about core concepts of leadership. These concepts cross denominational lines, and many of them will benefit other kinds of organizations, as the topics apply to non-profit (and even for-profit) organizations, too. We’ve arranged the content around three themes, and we are covering one theme per month:

  • September – What Vital, Engaged Organizations Look Like
  • October – Stewardship and Organizational Funding
  • November – Understanding the Context(s) in Which We Serve

For the first time, we are offering all of the workshops and panels with both in-person and online options. If you are in the Denver area, we encourage you to participate face-to-face, but anyone can be part of the conversation, from anywhere! As the fall progresses, we will also be offering some free overviews and content through our enhanced podcast program.

Need to miss a session? We will record all of them, and make them available to registered participants for later viewing (or re-viewing). For additional savings, subscribe to the entire series!

Group rates are available for all paid events; student, alumni, and denominational partner discount codes apply; and we offer a discounted rate if you want to subscribe to the entire series, too. If you would like to take advantage of any of these options, please .

September: What Vital, Engaged Organizations Look Like

Panel: Women Leading Innovative Ministries

Wednesday, September 18th, 1:00-5:00pm

The conversation will center the voices of women embarking on innovative ministries in the Denver metro area including the congregational context and beyond. Facilitated by The Faith Space, our conversation will invite the panelists to share their insights, include their real-world experiences – both challenges and successes. Our panelists are:

  • Dr. Celene Lillie, Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado
  • Kate Newell, CEO and Co-Founder of The Faith Space
  • Rev. Lauren Chance Boyd, pastor of Be3UMC Dinner Church in Denver
  • Rev. Stephanie Price, pastor of The Land

liff Main Campus, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver or Online

$40 (alumni, student, and group discounts available; ReSource discount codes apply)
This panel is available online as well as on-campus. 

Developing Laity: Empowering, Equipping, and Enabling

Rev. Annie Arnoldy
Wednesday, September 25th, 1:00-5:00pm
Clergy are called to provide leadership in their ministry settings, but no ministry will be successful if the clergy try to do all of the work! Lay people are called to ministry too, and in this workshop we will examine ways to help them find their ministry niche and participate in transformative ministry.


Iliff Main Campus, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver or Online


$40 (alumni, student, and group discounts available; ReSource discount codes apply)

This workshop is available online as well as on-campus. 

PAST: Framing the Idea of Vitality

Rev. Michael Smith
Wednesday, September 4th, 1:00-5:00pm
What does an effective, vital organization look like? Join us as we explore concepts of vitality and organizational effectiveness. Our instructor is Rev. Michael Smith, Superintendent of Congregational and Community Vitality of the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church.

liff Main Campus, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver or Online

$40 (alumni, student, and group discounts available; ReSource discount codes apply)
This workshop is available online as well as on-campus. 

PAST: Organizational Identity and Values

Rev. Dr. Jason Whitehead
Wednesday, September 11th, 1:00-5:00pm
Organizations need to be clear on their core values, vision, and mission – in other words, they need to be aware of their organizational self-identity. But how do you even begin to think about that? Join us as we think about finding clarity regarding values, and understanding our community DNA. Our instructor is Rev. Dr. Jason Whitehead of Mosaic-Insight. Rev. Whitehead is an ordained clergy member of the PCUSA.


Iliff Main Campus, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver or Online


$40 (alumni, student, and group discounts available; ReSource discount codes apply)

This workshop is available online as well as on-campus. 


Podcast: Organizational Vitality, Episode 1 of 5

Podcast: Organizational Vitality, Episode 2 of 5

Podcast: Organizational Vitality, Episode 3 of 5

Podcast: Organizational Vitality, Episode 4 of 5

Podcast: Organizational Vitality, Episode 5 of 5

Other Online Resources

Video: Conversations on the Way Forward

Prepared for our United Methodist denominational partners, this video creates an opportunity for conversation regarding the potential results of the 2019 General Conference decisions.

Total runtime: 20 minutes
Cost: Free

Video: Spiritual Entrepreneurship

From Iliff’s Office of Professional Formation, this video provides the full content of the fall term Vocation and Formation Seminar Series. Here, Sara Jolena Wolcott presents on the topic of Spiritual Entrepreneurship.

Total runtime: 59 minutes
Cost: Free

ReSource Podcast: Bivocational Ministry

Packard Brown shares his insights and expertise regarding bivocational ministry, a growing reality for clergy today.



Total runtime: 20 minutes across 3 segments
Cost: Free

ReSource Podcast: Social Media & Fundraising

A helpful conversation with Matthew David Morris about his experiences using social media as a tool for fundraising.

Total runtime: 23 minutes across 3 segments
Cost: Free

ReSource Video: Funnel Conversations

There are ways to guide an interview – even when you are the interviewee! Learn some helpful tips from Packard Brown, former Director of Career Services at Iliff. His new Theology Careers Initiative provides support to those navigating the ministerial and non-profit job markets.

Total runtime: 13 minutes
Cost: Free

Partner Organization Opportunities

We are excited to share some of the work being done by Iliff partners and alumni. If you have any questions, please contact these individuals and organizations directly.

PIFN - Jobs & Other Opportunities

Iliff’s Office of Professional Formation offers their Professional (In)Formation Network (PIFN) site where community partners can post information about job openings, internships, and volunteer positions. Click here to read more.

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Discount, Parking & Facility Information

Using Discount Codes


When you click a “Click Here to Register” button, you’ll be taken to Eventbrite, where you can complete your registration.

Click on the green button labeled “Tickets” on that page.

If you have a discount code, click “Enter Promotional Code” on the pop-up, and you can enter it on the next screen. Once you’ve done that, the discounted rates are displayed.

If you don’t have a discount code and think that you should, email for assistance.

Parking at Iliff
Parking for events at Iliff is available in the Visitor lot (Lot B), located on the north side of East Iliff Avenue, just west of University Boulevard. The kiosk for parking payments is located at the north end of that lot, just in front of the circular drive. Parking is managed by the University of Denver. For a map, click here.
Online Participants

We host our online sessions using Zoom. When you register to participate online, we will send you the Zoom link about one business day ahead of the workshop.

If you are participating in a workshop which is also recorded and will be made available, we will provide instructions for accessing the recording after the workshop ends. Please allow us a few days to get the recording edited, uploaded, and ready for viewing. Usually, if the workshop required paid registration, we will usually post it in our online learning management system, Canvas, and provide a login to those who have subscribed in order to view it.

Campus Accessibility and Safety
Iliff’s facilities are ADA compliant. If we can assist you with specific needs, please let us know. To contact us in advance of a ReSource or Renewal Event, email , or call the Office of Alumni and Community Education at 303-765-3176.



Iliff’s facilities are secured. Visitors must enter and exit through the main doors at the south end of the building complex. Individual visitors are required to sign-in at the reception desk. Conference and workshop participants generally do not need to sign-in, but are advised to keep their Iliff-provided nametags visible at all times. For information about campus safety, email .

Meals & Food
Unless otherwise specified, our events do not include meals. For full-day events, there are numerous eateries within a few-minute walk of the Iliff campus.

We do generally provide some snacks and drinks. Please of any severe allergies which might require us to restrict particular foods from being present in the event space.

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