Past Workshops

Past Workshops

AllenRural congregations – and the communities they serve – are widely misunderstood. Because of their often small size, they are often assumed to be in decline or failing. But many rural congregations are thriving and all have unique gifts to offer their communities. Join Allen Stanton, executive director of the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College, as he explores what it means to be a thriving rural…


HCThis workshop explores the opportunities and challenges technology integration has introduced to church leaders and congregations like yours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology and communications leader Heidi Campbell draws on digital ethnographic research about how churches have adopted digital media and adapted to the culture of online platforms in 2020. She will offer insights on church internet use and…


MRHow do young people engage with religion today? Or are they even engaging with religion at all? In this live online event, sociologist (and young adult) Michael Rotolo will discuss the importance of understanding young Americans’ moral frameworks, which influence how they relate to religion, as well as how they navigate life more broadly. This workshop will help you better understand how young Americans are approaching…


mgIn a divided world, the longing for reconciliation runs deep. One in six individuals stopped speaking to a family member after the 2016 election. One report found that 93% of Americans wish they could do better, but don’t know how. What if we could lead through disagreements in ways that deepen discipleship instead of division? In this workshop, The Colossian Forum President Michael Gulker will…


gabbyDoes your congregation stream regularly on Facebook and YouTube, yet you feel like you've not quite hit your stride? If you have some degree of comfort with these platforms, but you desire to further hone your digital strategy, this workshop is for you. Led by pastor and brand strategist Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes, this workshop goes beyond simply getting your content online - this workshop is about how to…


mgIn a divided world, the longing for reconciliation runs deep. One in six individuals stopped speaking to a family member after the 2016 election. One report found that 93% of Americans wish they could do better, but don’t know how. What if we could lead through disagreements in ways that deepen discipleship instead of division? In this workshop, The Colossian Forum President Michael Gulker will…


gabbySo you're wondering how to get going on Facebook and YouTube? Maybe you've spent most of your time ministering to your congregation over zoom. Perhaps you've gone on Facebook or YouTube sporadically, but it overwhelmed you. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, this is the workshop for you. You'll learn the basics of these relevant platforms with workshop leader, pastor and brand strategist Gabby…


rtThis interactive workshop explores three powerful rhythms of renewal and transformation to help your leadership team move from stress and frenzied activity to a place of sustainable health and well-being. Tracy Buller and Ritch Hochstetler of Change Architects lead this workshop to help your congregation transform your team's health, as well as personal and spiritual renewal during a time of stress and uncertainty…