Cross-Boundary Leadership

FlameBuilders is a global leadership and spiritual formation institute, formed by Boundless Impact, in partnership with the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, Bennett College, Greensboro College and High Point University. The creative spark for FlameBuilders was kindled on an interfaith mission study visit to Israel in 2012, where many of the planning team members formed strong bonds of community. FlameBuilders engaged the Center for Creative Leadership to develop a leadership program based on their work in "Boundary-Spanning Leadership", for a diverse group of young adults. Over the 9-month institute, participants learned about leading self, leading teams, empathy, developing intercultural competence and understanding their call and purpose. Each participant completed the year by developing their Pathway for Impact project for implementation after the program.

FlameBuilders curriculum and experiences have now been integrated into our InnovateUMC program, and we also partner with SALT - Spiritual Academy for Leadership Transformation in the Western NC Conference.