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…


vhYou’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…


EYAThe 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.…


EYAThe 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.…


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…


adThe Enneagram is a powerful tool that can help individuals and groups better relate to themselves, to each other, and to their world. Often used in therapeutic and spiritual direction settings, the Enneagram is a wonderful, ecumenical resource in the life of a spiritual community.

The Enneagram of Personality is a map derived from ancient wisdom literature that has been combined with modern psychology. It’s…


PRIt is difficult to know what to say or how to address the spiritual impact of loss, grief and trauma. This type of congregational care is important and also daunting. But you can learn how to be better prepared to navigate these tough issues that all congregations face.

Join hospital chaplain Rev. Patrick Riecke in this long-term learning opportunity as he teaches and walks alongside you and other…


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.…