Past Workshops

Past Workshops

moYou can help teenagers in your congregation through better understanding of their developmental growing pains and the unique pressures of today’s rapidly changing culture. The Youth Cartel’s Mark Oestreicher explores teen challenges and how you can help them grow.

Date and time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time)…


moYou can help teenagers in your congregation through better understanding of their developmental growing pains and the unique pressures of today’s rapidly changing culture. The Youth Cartel’s Mark Oestreicher explores teen challenges and how you can help them grow.

Date and time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time)…


msYou’ve probably felt the change in the way money is raised and handled in your congregation. Changing cultural mindsets have brought about new and evolving practices. Join Melissa Spas from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving as she addresses the changes in giving that impact your congregation. Spas explores the recent National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices, which provides information about how U.S.…


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

Date and time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Central time) Wednesday, April 1, 2020…