Past Workshops

Past Workshops

Every church can become a center of lifelong learning in faith and discipleship. Lifelong faith formation can be a reality for every church community, regardless of size, finances, location, and resources. The significant challenges and obstacles churches face are daunting, but they can be opportunities for reinventing faith formation to become more responsive, resilient, flexible, and adaptable as a congregation. 

This presentation proposes seven elements for developing lifelong faith formation that every church can contextualize and customize to their size, location, and…


Every church can become a center of lifelong learning in faith and discipleship. Lifelong faith formation can be a reality for every church community, regardless of size, finances, location, and resources. The significant challenges and obstacles churches face are daunting, but they can be opportunities for reinventing faith formation to become more responsive, resilient, flexible, and adaptable as a congregation. 

This presentation proposes seven elements for developing lifelong faith formation that every church can contextualize and customize to their size, location, and…


Are you unsure how to reach new, un-churched people, or how to engage the young folks already in your congregational community? Do you feel overwhelmed by the work it takes to create a great online presence for your church? Are you unsure where to even start? Join Kaeli Sweigard, digital marketer and former Communications Coordinator for the Canadian Council of Churches, in this interactive session to learn:

  • How to attract seekers (and the ways you may be unintentionally driving them away)
  • Why young adults aren’t joining your church (even if they said they had a…

Are you unsure how to reach new, un-churched people, or how to engage the young folks already in your congregational community? Do you feel overwhelmed by the work it takes to create a great online presence for your church? Are you unsure where to even start? Join Kaeli Sweigard, digital marketer and former Communications Coordinator for the Canadian Council of Churches, in this interactive session to learn:

  • How to attract seekers (and the ways you may be unintentionally driving them away)
  • Why young adults aren’t joining your church (even if they said they had a…

We are called beyond our congregations to connect with cultures and communities around us. No matter your denomination or religious foundation, most congregations have a sacred calling to serve the people and communities around them. Unfortunately, too many congregations have become complacent in residing comfortably within the four walls of our churches. We may send money to foreign countries, maybe even send food to a local homeless shelter a couple of times a year but is this the true mission of our churches? There are those congregations that commit to a once-a-year schedule…


We are called beyond our congregations to connect with cultures and communities around us. No matter your denomination or religious foundation, most congregations have a sacred calling to serve the people and communities around them. Unfortunately, too many congregations have become complacent in residing comfortably within the four walls of our churches. We may send money to foreign countries, maybe even send food to a local homeless shelter a couple of times a year but is this the true mission of our churches? There are those congregations that commit to a once-a-year schedule…


Many old assumptions that governed church life no longer apply. Assumptions like “worship attendance is the primary metric of congregational vitality” or “geography dictates belonging".

We are in a liminal season, which means we cannot rely on the past to predict the future. Innovation requires that we examine and challenge the old assumptions to make way for new approaches. In this live online workshop participants will learn to surface and examine outdated assumptions. Together, we will cultivate new habits to: 

• Challenge tacit knowledge …


Many old assumptions that governed church life no longer apply. Assumptions like “worship attendance is the primary metric of congregational vitality” or “geography dictates belonging".

We are in a liminal season, which means we cannot rely on the past to predict the future. Innovation requires that we examine and challenge the old assumptions to make way for new approaches. In this live online workshop participants will learn to surface and examine outdated assumptions. Together, we will cultivate new habits to: 

• Challenge tacit knowledge …