Past Workshops

Past Workshops

timIt is time to move your congregation from a place that recruits volunteers to a community that shapes lives and changes social forces for the good. In this workshop, you will learn the three congregational components that have formative power. These components serve as a map, helping people to live their true lives. Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro explores how your congregation changes lives,…


endonDo you worry about the effectiveness of your teaching? Many of us involved in religious education were not necessarily trained in educational practices. We do the best we can with the curriculum we’ve been given. However, there are good practices that can be learned that apply regardless of the age group or curriculum you teach. 

Join Endon Perkins, business education teacher, as she helps you understand…


PKLearn ways to respond, comfort and support those in your congregation who have experienced stillbirth, miscarriage and infant loss. It is statistically likely that this has happened recently in your congregation, but the silence is often deafening as you and others struggle to know how to help. In this live online workshop, Kristen and Patrick Riecke, authors of No Matter How Small: Understanding Miscarriage and…


pastor gWith the push to move your congregation online, you might be wondering how to engage with your congregation and potential new connections to your community. Join pastor, educator and journalist John Girton (aka Pastor G) as he shares what he's learned in over a decade of experience in online ministry. 

Date and time: 2-3:30 p.m. (Eastern) November 4 and 17, 2020

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MTIt’s difficult and uncomfortable, but it’s time to talk about racism. Join us for the Race to Justice.

Session five in this series will help you understand what racial justice means and how your congregation can be part of supporting equity for all.

This event is part of the Learn and Lead Series: Race to Justice, led by subject matter expert on race and racism Dr. Michael R. Twyman. …


R&TIf you want your leadership or your ministry to be exponentially better, be a team. Healthy, growing, and thriving teams are known to have the greatest missional impact, but no team simply drifts to health. Through experiential learning, this workshop explores the habits and practices of healthy teams.

This event is part of the Learn and Lead Series: Creating your "New Normal" Through Change Leadership…


pastor gWith the push to move your congregation online, you might be wondering how to engage with your congregation and potential new connections to your community. Join pastor, educator and journalist John Girton (aka Pastor G) as he shares what he's learned in over a decade of experience in online ministry. 

Date and time: 2-3:30 p.m. (Eastern) November 4 and 17, 2020

Cost…


MTIt’s difficult and uncomfortable, but it’s time to talk about racism. Join us for the Race to Justice.

Racism is not only a social and institutional problem, it is an individual problem. In this workshop, you will see how interpersonal racism is expressed both consciously and often unconsciously.

This event is part of the Learn and Lead Series: Race to Justice, led by subject matter expert on…