Past Workshops

Past Workshops

ajpYou want your congregation to be more effective at connecting with others. However, the current climate of division in our culture can prevent us from reaching out to those who are different from us. Cultivating empathy can go a long way towards becoming a better neighbor and ally, making your congregation a more welcoming place for diversity. 

Join Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty and Jason Petty (a.k.a.…


lpThe topic of immigration is incredibly complicated. Additionally, laws and policies have undergone numerous changes in recent months. If your congregation has activities with or for recent immigrants, learning more about laws and policies can be helpful. 

By learning more about the history of immigration law, the structure of the current immigration legal system, and the actual process of obtaining a green…


AFWith the rapid pace of cultural and social change, “we’ve always done it this way before” is likely not as effective for you as it used to be. The new challenges you’re facing don’t fit the road maps you used to rely on. Even your education and past experience may have little to say about your current realities.

The challenges you’re facing can be overcome. You need a willingness to see these challenges…


rhCapital campaigns are intimidating. They involve a lot of decisions, planning and work, along with uncertain outcomes. And often there’s a lot at stake. Hearing from those who have completed successful capital campaigns is one of the best ways to prepare for a new campaign or to navigate your campaign that’s already underway.

Join fundraising executive Rob Henson as he provides an interactive presentation…


MSNo matter the size of your congregation you see first-time guests each year. While some guests choose not to return because they simply aren’t ready to enter into congregational life, others don’t return because of their visitor experience. It’s easy to overlook how people new to your congregation are welcomed and provided with information. But when this process is forgotten, so are the very people you serve.…


CMIt’s challenging to fund all of your congregation’s projects and plans. But what if reducing the energy your building uses could power your ability to touch lives?

This is precisely what Colby May, founder and president of LiT, believes: energy management seen in the right light can enable and empower you to better achieve your core mission and vision. May will teach you how to expand your funding through…


PRWhen your congregants face illness, death and grief, they experience not only physical and emotional pain, but questions, problems and doubt.

What is your role and how can you best lead your congregation through these most difficult times? How do these events effect the spiritual lives of those involved? How do you bring faith together with medicine, the hospital, HIPAA, and death and dying? What about…


MTWe 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.
 
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