Workshops

May 04, 2017

Do 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 on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and Launching Your Community Ministry Plan on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The cost is $10 and includes both workshops. You can register here and choose to attend one or both of the sessions.

Session 1: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan on May 4
Do you have a ministry idea that has grown out of community assets, issues and needs, as well as… more


May 05, 2017

The 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 around the state May 4-17. An informational on-demand video, together with the program application, will be available on May 1.

The current generation of young adults is large and far from homogeneous, and congregational settings vary widely across Indiana – urban, rural, small town. So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. The EYA initiative will help you engage young adults in your own community and context.

By attending an information session or viewing the on-demand… more


May 11, 2017

You can use the current information about youth ministry trends to make a positive impact in your local congregation and surrounding community. This luncheon workshop explores current challenges and trends around youth and adolescents in the congregational setting.

Led by Center staffer Terrance Bridges, the workshop begins with the exploration of the latest information on youth development, including materials from Princeton Theological Seminary Youth Ministry Center, the Fuller Theological Youth Institute and themes that have developed from the Center for Congregations' work in Indiana. From there, you’ll enter into discussion about the factors that lead to thriving youth initiatives in congregations. You will also glean current practices from colleagues through group… more


June 08, 2017

Do 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 on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and Launching Your Community Ministry Plan on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The cost is $10 and includes both workshops. You can register here and choose to attend one or both of the sessions.

Session 1: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan on May 4
Do you have a ministry idea that has grown out of community assets, issues and needs, as well as… more