Reducing Power, Powering Ministry

Reducing Power, Powering Ministry

CMIt’s challenging to fund all of your congregation’s projects and plans. But what if reducing the energy your building uses could power your ability to touch lives?

This is precisely what Colby May, founder and president of LiT, believes: energy management seen in the right light can enable and empower you to better achieve your core mission and vision. May will teach you how to expand your funding through energy management and efficiency.
More specifically, you will learn about energy management through benchmarking in existing buildings. May explores with you the importance of energy management, the importance of evaluating utility usage, the various components of energy management (HVAC, lighting, building envelope, plug load, etc.), how behavior plays a part in energy use and the intersection of energy management and your congregation’s specific mission and vision.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • recognize utility bill terms (kW, kWh, Therms) and how they play a part in energy management.
  • begin the process of benchmarking your energy usage.
  • communicate to those in your congregation how energy responsibility impacts the overall mission and vision of your congregation.

Colby May is a certified energy manager. He has specialized in energy efficiency for the past 15 years and has performed energy audits at more than 1,500 commercial-sized facilities across the nation, including churches, seminaries, local governments, universities and more. He is passionate about empowering the church and sees energy consulting as means to change.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, November 8, 2018 in northeast Indiana. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials. Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.

How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."