Past Workshops

tsThis on-demand series focuses on learning gleaned from Indiana congregations by the Center for Congregations in 2015-2016. Tim Shapiro, president of the Center for Congregations, shares the six principles distilled from the Center's experiences with Indiana congregational youth ministries.

Course Elements

  •  8 topical videos from 3 - 5 minutes each
  •  Group reflection worksheet…

WENDYThis on-demand course focuses on the 2015-2016 Center for Congregations investigation of Indiana congregations engaging young adults. Center staff member Wendy McCormick coordinated the project, which included interviews with leaders of young adult ministries around the state and a gathering of leaders from about 20 congregations effectively engaging young adults.

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klhThis on-demand course explores Engaging Young Adults, a special report of the 2015 American Congregations study of Faith Communities Today (FACT).

Wendy McCormick of the Center for Congregations interviews the report’s author, Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, about the research and what congregations can learn and apply from the findings.

Course Elements

  •  6…

timHow can your congregation move with greater confidence from creative ideas to initiating great programs? This learning experience will help you improve program planning so that your board, staff, team or committee can successfully address your congregation's challenges and opportunities. Whether you are starting a new worship service, exploring a new community ministry or seeking to raise funds for your building project…


JSDo you have an idea for a new ministry in your community? Are you exploring how to get started moving your idea into reality? This live online workshop series can help you and your congregation develop a plan to bring that ministry to life and then prepare to launch.

Led by author, speaker and consultant Joy Skjegstad, this workshop series offers two parts: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan…


timHow can your congregation move with greater confidence from creative ideas to initiating great programs? This learning experience will help you improve program planning so that your board, staff, team or committee can successfully address your congregation's challenges and opportunities. Whether you are starting a new worship service, exploring a new community ministry or seeking to raise funds for your building project…


Alcanzando a la Comunidad Latina (vea abajo la descripción en español del evento )

FMOutreach to the Latino community has been on the minds of many Indiana congregations. In some parts of the state, the Latino community wasn’t very visible until recent population growth. But elsewhere, Latinos have been Hoosiers for generations.

This workshop will help you as a…


EYAThe learning community phase of the Engaging Young Adults (EYA) initiative opens in May for Indiana congregations beyond the Indianapolis metro area, outside Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties. Information sessions about this opportunity are being held…