Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Our education programming is taking a summer break in July, but you can still access our most popular workshops from the past year. From topics on mental health and healthy habits to resilient ministry, there are a variety of resources for your congregation. All recordings will expire on Sunday, August 7.  


Mental Health and Your Congregation 

Your congregation can provide help for those suffering from mental health issues. There are many tools available to help leadership and teams to be equipped to be "first responders". This workshop will introduce you to some of these tools including reducing the stigma of mental health, gaining insight into signs and symptoms of mental illness and introducing the concept of being "trauma-informed".

Date of Recording: February 10, 2022  
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Access Passcode: Feb.10MH 

Congregations, Equity and Justice in Action 

From the small towns to sprawling urban city centers, Indiana is increasingly becoming a state where diversity is growing and ministry needs are expanding. How can congregations leverage their spiritual gifts and available resources to make an impact as their communities evolve? This workshop will provide participants with the tools to assess and begin to address their congregational capacity to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God and their neighbors

Date of Recording: February 24, 2022 
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Access Passcode: GvP6W.AB 

5 Fundamentals of Financial Discipleship 

In this session, you’ll receive five fundamentals everyone needs to know regardless of age, income, race, or creed to make sure your life’s story is in alignment with God’s will and ultimately gives Him all glory. This session will teach biblical principles on financial discipleship through scripture, real-life examples, and a compelling message – finances God’s way. 

Best for: Christian Congregations

Date of Recording: March 17, 2022 
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Access Passcode: .ABJRw2B

Daunting to Daring: Unleashing the Soul Power of Creative, Intentional, and Resilient Ministry  

We are in a moment of continual overwhelm pushing us to our limits as persons and church leaders. While new strategic initiatives and funding are essential for facing the challenges of this unprecedented time, Kirk Byron Jones, DMin, PhD, a pastor, professor, and author, believes that the most important resource for cultivating sustained innovative, relevant, and fulfilling ministry resides in leaders themselves. During this workshop, you will learn how to engage and release the power of your soul: your hidden reservoir of limitless wisdom, peace, and joy. 

Date of Recording: March 31, 2022 
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Access Passcode: $Q4p^+rr 

7 Healthy Habits of Congregations 

Outside of the work of God, organizational health is the most significant factor in the effectiveness and longevity of congregations. Congregations in the United States may be in their most perilous position in history. At least 90% of congregations in the United States are plateaued or in decline, 40% of congregations in the United States are at risk of closing in the next year, and 38% of clergy are seriously considering leaving ministry. Organizational health is more important than it has ever been. 

In this seminar we will examine the importance of organizational health for a congregation, the 7 habits of healthy congregations and how congregants, clergy, staff and ministry leaders can help their congregations be as healthy as possible for the greatest impact.

Date of Recording: April 20, 2022
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Access Passcode: 9@aWR&zB