Past Workshops

Past Workshops

asRecruiting 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…


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You can develop a community ministry that has real impact. This informative and interactive workshop introduces ideas, key elements and tools to help your congregation empower people and make a difference in your community.  

Pastor and educator Kilen Gray will facilitate this workshop in which you will learn:

  • How to develop a vision for community ministry through formal…

NPPart of caring for your congregation is thinking about the safety and security of those for whom you are responsible. This 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,…


You're invited to The Art of the Flourishing Congregation on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Eastern time), at the Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington.

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Discover the power of positive change at this Center for Congregations conference. The Art of the Flourishing Congregation: Practices that Promote Positive Change builds…


lpFort Wayne Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Immigrant Outreach Attorney Laura Pontius will help you learn more about immigration laws and policy and present a “bird’s eye view” of the immigration legal system. In this workshop, she’ll explore information about immigrants in Indiana and provide reliable sources for non-partisan information on immigration law and policy. This information will help your…


jdIt is true that rapid change is everywhere and dealing with change is hard. You spend a lot of energy handling the day-to-day work of your congregation. There’s often not much energy left to wrestle with the rapid shifts resulting from technology, culture, and generational mindsets.

But what if much of this difficulty comes from aiming at the wrong targets? Reorienting your focus, an admittedly difficult task…


tdThis lunch workshop provides hands-on opportunities to develop better creativity and problem solving within your congregation. 

Strategic planning consultant Tad Dickel addresses the accelerating rate of change in today's society, characteristics of effective creative problem solving in teams, and divergent and convergent thinking. In advance of the workshop, you will be offered the Basadur Profile, an…


jdIt is true that rapid change is everywhere and dealing with change is hard. You spend a lot of energy handling the day-to-day work of your congregation. There’s often not much energy left to wrestle with the rapid shifts resulting from technology, culture, and generational mindsets.

But what if much of this difficulty comes from aiming at the wrong targets? Reorienting your focus, an admittedly difficult task…