Workshops

May 03, 2017

To accomplish new things your congregation needs validation. People need to know their efforts are valued and that their work is important. Accomplishments should not be hidden, but lifted up in plain sight. As a leader, you can shape a congregational culture that consists of affirmation. Such a culture involves positive behaviors related to celebration, blessing and testimony. Your congregation as a community gains strength when its efforts are recognized. Affirmation of a community keeps the soul of your congregation ready and willing to take on the learning that is needed to accomplish new things.

In this luncheon workshop, Center President Tim Shapiro will explore evidence-based research about the power of affirmation for individuals and communities, as well as specific… more


May 04, 2017

Do you have an idea for a new ministry in your community? Are you exploring how to get started moving your idea into reality? This live online workshop series can help you and your congregation develop a plan to bring that ministry to life and then prepare to launch.

Led by author, speaker and consultant Joy Skjegstad, this workshop series offers two parts: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and Launching Your Community Ministry Plan on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The cost is $10 and includes both workshops. You can register here and choose to attend one or both of the sessions.

Session 1: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan on May 4
Do you have a ministry idea that has grown out of community assets, issues and needs, as well as… more


May 17, 2017

The learning community phase of the Engaging Young Adults (EYA) initiative opens in May for Indiana congregations beyond the Indianapolis metro area, outside Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties. Information sessions about this opportunity are being held around the state May 4-17. An informational on-demand video, together with the program application, will be available on May 1.

The current generation of young adults is large and far from homogeneous, and congregational settings vary widely across Indiana – urban, rural, small town. So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. The EYA initiative will help you engage young adults in your own community and context.

By attending an information session or viewing the on-demand… more


June 08, 2017

Do you have an idea for a new ministry in your community? Are you exploring how to get started moving your idea into reality? This live online workshop series can help you and your congregation develop a plan to bring that ministry to life and then prepare to launch.

Led by author, speaker and consultant Joy Skjegstad, this workshop series offers two parts: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and Launching Your Community Ministry Plan on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The cost is $10 and includes both workshops. You can register here and choose to attend one or both of the sessions.

Session 1: Developing Your Community Ministry Plan on May 4
Do you have a ministry idea that has grown out of community assets, issues and needs, as well as… more