Workshops

Workshops

February 05, 2019

The Engaging Young Adults (EYA) Initiative opens in 2019 for central Indiana congregations in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties.

Up to 30 congregations will be selected by application to participate in a two-year learning community, including the opportunity to receive a $30,000 matching grant for new ministries with young adults.

Congregations in the eligible counties are invited to attend an information session about this opportunity:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5-7 p.m. (Eastern time) at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Carmel. Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) with lunch at Friendship Church in Greenwood.

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February 06, 2019

The Engaging Young Adults (EYA) Initiative opens in 2019 for central Indiana congregations in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties.

Up to 30 congregations will be selected by application to participate in a two-year learning community, including the opportunity to receive a $30,000 matching grant for new ministries with young adults.

Congregations in the eligible counties are invited to attend an information session about this opportunity:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5-7 p.m. (Eastern time) at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Carmel. Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) with lunch at Friendship Church in Greenwood.

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February 07, 2019

You’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:

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February 20, 2019

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is challenging. Ideally, you’d love to have the people with the perfect passions and skill sets in your volunteer positions. Often though, you’re likely scrambling to fill spots in your programs. 

Join Annette Safstrom from Ministry Architects as she shares her 30+ years of experience in volunteer and staff roles to help you understand and execute a volunteer recruitment plan.

You’ll learn:

a proven six-step recruiting plan. tools to fully staff your volunteer team with effective volunteers. the pros and cons of leadership teams. strategies for building a leadership team that is a blessing. practical ways to equip your team so that they feel capable for the role.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

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