Mark Craig Leadership Network

A ministry of Highland Park United Methodist Church


           ABOUT US

The Mark Craig Leadership Network empowers servant leaders working in the church and in the public sector to integrate their faith into their work. Through the Network's two-track program, our goal is to expand spiritual influence, by sending servant leaders into the community.

Great leadership. It is the catalyst for success in any enterprise. Whether it be your place of work or in your own home. And we certainly believe that to be the case right here in the local church.


Working Faith: Designed for professionals to equip them with the skills necessary to integrate faith into work.

Craig Fellows and Residents: Created to empower servant leaders who wish to expand their spiritual influence through pursuing a career in ministry.


Down By the River

Last week our staff ministry area leaders had a planning retreat in Austin, Texas.  On Monday morning we loaded up into 3 vans and then sped down Interstate 35 South to our state capital in a drive of some three hours. We were fortunate in that we had members who had made available their expansive […]

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MCLN Speaker, Shawn Achor, Taps Hidden Potential

We have long thought about potential as being a set of individual traits: your creativity, your skills, your intelligence. But thanks to exciting new research combining neuroscience and psychology with Big Data, we now know that our potential is not limited by what we alone can achieve. Instead, it is determined by how we complement, […]

Craig Fellows
Required Reading

In the coming year, our Craig Fellows will be required to read the following books as they work on their leadership skills in the church. The list was put together by the ministers of Highland Park United Methodist Church. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge, Clay Scroggins The Emotionally Healthy Leader, Peter Scazzero […]