Nourishing Leaders, Organizations, and the People they Serve

Leaders are emotionally isolated, lonely, fearing failure, spiritually depleted and burning out at a record pace. Cultivate Renewal proactively serves leaders by offering:

Gatherings

Intimate (8-10 leaders), multi day, spiritual gatherings under the care of a Spiritual Director.

Onsite Learning

Being with people who share new ideas and approaches often inspires creativity, innovation and vision. We take a vocationally diverse group of 4-6 proven leaders in ministry, nonprofit and business to visit a selected global site which has demonstrated creative and innovative leadership.

Organizational Consulting

We will utilize a variety of industry best practices in organizational assessments of behavior, motivation and effectiveness; customizing our services to best meet your organization’s unique needs.

Our Team

As an experienced leader Dr. Kevin Schutte founded Cultivate Renewal when he recognized a need in the areas he was working. He now serves as the Executive Director. During the last 20 years his career has provided opportunities to serve in a variety of leadership roles. Observing the stress on leaders and the strain it places on organizations led him to develop Cultivate Renewal to address leadership and organizational gaps.

Featured Resources

Public Reading of Scripture Communities

Key proactive practices for leaders call for activities that involve community and care for their souls. The Public Reading of Scripture addresses both of these needs. These are virtual and in person gatherings, offered at various times during the week, as leaders throughout North America, and the world, join to listen to scripture. I have experienced great joy engaging Scripture in these communities. I think Paul was on to something when he said “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture.”

STREET PSALMS

Street Psalms is a global ministry that develops Incarnational Leaders. They seek to gather and equip grassroot leaders from diverse backgrounds formed as missional communities in a commitment to serve among those most vulnerable in society; transforming vulnerable urban communities into cities of peace. Their weekly resource is highly recommended as is their Prayer of Vocation which can be downloaded here. 

made to flourish

Made to Flourish is an organization of generosity that embraces an entrepreneurial mindset, diversity, dignity, and a posture of collaboration as they work with pastors and leaders “integrating faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.” They offer a variety of resources which will cultivate renewal and refreshment for leaders, including their Common Good resource, which is “a place for thoughtful commentary on and stories about the diverse people and ideas shaping faith, work, economics.”

“Kevin recently led a team-building session with our staff. He did an amazing job…. to get us all to think about how we interact with others on our team. He captivated all of us. His explanations were clear, interesting and often personal. He put all of us at ease quickly… In just two hours he did more to build a culture of acceptance, empathy, and curiosity in our organization than others had managed to do over weeks.”

— Jill Stoltzfus, Executive Director, ASJ

Become a Founding Partner

Gatherings

Underwrite a retreat for up to 8 Ministry or Nonprofit Leaders

$10,000

Global Ministry

Underwrite a trip for up to 2 Ministry or Nonprofit Leaders

$7,000

Support a Leader

Care for 3 Leaders: $4,000

Care for 1 Leaders: $1,500