August 29, 2019

Clergy and lay leaders have remarkably high rates of burnout and turnover. Congregations are meant to be sanctuaries for renewal and growth, but can exact a heavy toll on those responsible for leading them. Join author and podcaster Mike McHargue for a look at the latest findings in neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to lead others without exhausting your own emotional resources.

In the workshop, you’ll learn:

the essential role our feelings play in rational decision making, how to access the wisdom in our “feeling brain” and “gut,” how to deescalate conflict without shutting down conversations, and how to read the body language of others to foster connection.


Also known as “Science Mike,” Mike McHargue is a… more

November 07, 2019

Discover the power of positive change at this Center for Congregations conference. The Art of the Flourishing Congregation: Practices that Promote Positive Change builds on the concepts of the Center’s signature Flourishing Congregations event, giving you the knowledge and tools to dream, discover and do.

If you have attended a past Flourishing gathering, you will gain new information and strategies for utilizing positive change. If you are new to Flourishing, this event is a great opportunity to explore the benefits of positive change and how it can make a difference in your congregation – attendance at a previous event is not a pre-requisite.

The Art of Flourishing
The Art of the Flourishing Congregation is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, November 7,… more