Managing Projects in Ministry

Managing Projects in Ministry

vhYou’re invited to learn about project management and how to apply the concepts to your congregation’s programs and activities. Join Rev. Vincent W. Howell as he brings years of project management experience in corporate and nonprofit organizations to help your congregation. 

Howell defines congregational projects as “unique, collaborative initiatives that are carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular ministry objective.” In this workshop, you will learn how to apply the well-documented benefits of project management to your faith community and ministry endeavors. Howell will use numerous real-life case studies and helpful tools to teach you the fundamentals of project management. 

You will learn the four phases of project management:

  • Inspiration and initiation
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Evaluating and celebrating


After the event, you will be:

  • Equipped to plan, lead, execute and evaluate various projects
  • Given project management templates and online tools

You are encouraged to bring ideas and information about your current projects to this event to focus your thoughts and questions.

Vincent W. Howell, DMin, is pastor of the Centenary United Methodist Churches in Clemmons, NC. During his ministry, his leadership has focused on training clergy and laity on applying project management in the church to achieve effective project implementation, as well as to better utilize the limited resources within the local church. Vincent writes on issues of leadership and local church history.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, February 7, 2019 at St Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and a copy of Howell’s book Managing Projects in Ministry. 

Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.


How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."