Workshops

Workshops

March 12, 2019

Part of caring for your congregation is thinking about the safety and security of those for whom you are responsible. However, it can be an overwhelming topic because there are many considerations. Join Nathan Parr from Cool Solutions Group as he helps you determine a step-by-step approach to safety and security in your congregation. 

This workshop will focus on a total facility approach, which includes trends, practices, techniques and processes that are applicable to every size congregation.

This day-long workshop will include information about:

identifying and understanding your current foundation. delving into safety practices that all facilities should implement. policies and equipment – the building blocks of every successful security program. developing… more
March 14, 2019

Part of caring for your congregation is thinking about the safety and security of those for whom you are responsible. However, it can be an overwhelming topic because there are many considerations. Join Nathan Parr from Cool Solutions Group as he helps you determine a step-by-step approach to safety and security in your congregation. 

This workshop will focus on a total facility approach, which includes trends, practices, techniques and processes that are applicable to every size congregation.

This day-long workshop will include information about:

identifying and understanding your current foundation. delving into safety practices that all facilities should implement. policies and equipment – the building blocks of every successful security program. developing… more
March 20, 2019

Smart phones and digital screens are the new norm for communication. However, use of digital communication is being increasingly linked to disconnection, isolation and loneliness. Everyone yearns for authentic engagement and deep relationship. You can equip your congregation to develop important skills that will foster these deeper connections.

Join Ritch Hochstetler of ULEAD as he combines the latest research on human connection with experiential activities and processes. Ritch will equip you to develop stronger communication and conversational skills in your congregation.

Developing stronger communication
During this workshop, you will engage with resources and practice what you’re learning. ULEAD’s experiential training model is developed around hands on… more

April 11, 2019

While Americans remain deeply spiritual, they’re leaving congregational life behind. This is especially true of Millennials – about 1 in 10 regularly attend a congregational worship service.

Surveys report that young people feel more isolated and lonely today than at any other point in modern history. Your congregation can offer valuable connection to these young adults, but only if you are willing to adapt to meet the needs of those you want to welcome. Writer, speaker and podcaster Mike McHargue leads this one-day workshop. He will explore the sociological, psychological and neurological underpinnings of a generation leaving the church behind, and offer insights on how to invite them back.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

have a working knowledge of the… more
April 11, 2019

We all encounter those who are grieving, whether they are part of our congregation or our community. Grief is challenging, because we often don’t feel equipped to support those in the midst of it. You're invited to join counselor, coach and consultant Jane Munk as she educates and encourages deeper practices of supporting the grieving in your communities.

Supporting someone who is grieving requires a certain “presence.” Grief is a time when a person needs the strength and support of community more than ever. Remembrance Gatherings create a safe space for you and your community to pour into the one who is grieving. These gatherings embody the old proverb - “Grief shared is grief halved.”

You will journey through a Remembrance Gathering during this workshop and ask… more

May 01, 2019

We have greater awareness of our neighbors than ever before. This awareness includes the present reality of great division across racial and ethnic lines. Your congregation can play a key role in creating safe space to have difficult conversations about racial inequities. You can help lead the way in moving our culture toward collective action to achieve a fairer and more just society.
 
Dr. Michael R. Twyman, subject matter expert on race and racism, leads this full-day workshop. He will help increase your understanding about race, as well as actions and responses your congregation can take to combat racism. This is a highly interactive workshop, so come prepared to participate in dialogue about all of the topics listed below. Dr. Twyman will use this time as an… more

September 05, 2019

The Enneagram is a powerful tool that can help individuals and groups better relate to themselves, to each other, and to their world. Often used in therapeutic and spiritual direction settings, the Enneagram is a wonderful, ecumenical resource in the life of a spiritual community.

The Enneagram of Personality is a map derived from ancient wisdom literature that has been combined with modern psychology. It’s important for leadership teams, small groups, and even casual acquaintances to learn to live and work well together in a congregation. Some common dysfunctions are often rooted in unconscious motivations and behaviors. Theology leader Annie Dimond believes that the Enneagram can help uncover barriers and promote positive growth.

After a day of learning about what the… more