Our mission of text, soul, culture is enlivened by a commitment to discourse, embodied leadership, and creativity. Our collaborations and partnerships embody and extend Kingdom imagination and prophetic leadership for a world in need of complex thinkers and healers.
The Allender Center exists to foster redemption and healing in individuals, couples, and communities by helping them tell their stories with awareness and integrity while training leaders and professionals to engage the stories of others with courage, artistry, and care.
Formed in 2011 by Dr. Dan Allender, Becky Allender, Cathy Loerzel, and Dr. Keith Anderson, The Allender Center at The Seattle School was created to steward and further Dan Allender’s decades of teaching, training, and writing under a unified vision for healing and transformation.
The Allender Center at The Seattle School shapes and embolden leaders through an integration of dynamic instruction, praxis-oriented group work, and rigorous personal narrative work.
Housed within The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, The Other Journal is a twice-yearly print and digital journal that aims to create space for Christian interdisciplinary reflection, exploration, and expression at the intersection of theology and culture. Attempting to remain a step or two more popular than the typical scholarly journal and a step or two more scholarly than the typical popular magazine, TOJ collaborates with contributors around the globe to provide readers with provocative, challenging and insightful Christian commentary on current social issues, political events, cultural trends, and pop phenomena.
Resilient Leaders Project started in 2018 to empower leaders with sustainable practices, integrative thinking, and emotional resilience. This project works to help leaders and their communities become not just personally healthier, but have more health, wholeness, and holiness together.
The program is also heavily informed by research and conversations with leaders in denominational and nonprofit settings. It contributes to an ongoing conversation about the tension between innovation and sustainability—which The Seattle School has observed firsthand as the Pacific Northwest continues to grow at unprecedented rates.