The Middle Project

The Middle Project

Young Adult Leadership Lab


In our diverse and interreligious culture, how do we have an impact on our communities, our families, and our work places?

Leaders need skills in order to create change and organize their communities. The Middle Project Leadership Lab provides experiential education on strategic ways to create a more just society. It grounds young leaders in spiritual practices that sustain the work of social justice and community building.

Young adults dream out loud of a better world, and the resources to make it happen. There is a deep yearning for connection, for spiritual practices, and for mentoring. This is a space for progressive people of faith to learn practical tools for the transformation they seek in communities and in their work places. In this season, young adults will learn the specifics of community organizing, the power of one-to-one conversations, and tools to engage the politics of faith, with a particular emphasis on voting as a human right.

We will focus on the following core learning:

  • Leadership Styles and Building the Team

  • Self-Awareness and Self-Empowerment

  • Negotiating Difference and Conflict

  • Understanding the Dynamics of Change

  • Race, Class, Culture and the Dynamics of Identity, Power, and Privilege

  • Leading with Vision for a Just Society

  • The Roots of a Progressive Faith Tradition

  • Social Media and Ethical Leadership in the Public Square

Read more about the curriculum. 

In 2019, we will offer one training for young adults over two weekends in October, at a cost of $100. 
Saturday, October 5th, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, October 6th, 1pm – 5 pm
Saturday, October 19th, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, October 20th, 1pm – 5 pm

For more information about this program, please contact Marte Samuelstuen or fill out the form below.

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