Workshops

November 30, 2017

It’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… more

This on-demand series focuses on learning gleaned from Indiana congregations by the Center for Congregations in 2015-2016. Tim Shapiro, president of the Center for Congregations, shares the six principles distilled from the Center's experiences with Indiana congregational youth ministries.

Course Elements

 8 topical videos from 3 - 5 minutes each  Group reflection worksheet  Resource Guide for further study on youth ministry

Take the Course

 Estimated total time required: 1 hour  Course is free  Create an account with your email only (no password required)  Take at your own pace; stop and return when it's convenient  Keep this email to return to the course or bookmark the link

Technology Requirements

 Best accessed on a laptop or desktop computer

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March 14, 2018

Conflict and miscommunication can arise even in the most well-intentioned teams. You have probably experienced those moments where members and leaders of your congregation seem to be talking past one another.

Counter to intuition, self-discovery may provide an answer. Understanding yourself and helping your congregational members understand themselves can go a long way toward developing empathy, compassion and health. This, in turn, can lead to a higher functioning congregation.

We invite you to join author, speaker and counselor Ian Cron as he provides a foundational understanding of the Enneagram: an ancient tool of self-discovery. Cron maintains that this ancient personality typing system can lead to deep discovery of negative behavior patterns and can help you find… more

This on-demand course explores Engaging Young Adults, a special report of the 2015 American Congregations study of Faith Communities Today (FACT).

Wendy McCormick of the Center for Congregations interviews the report’s author, Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, about the research and what congregations can learn and apply from the findings.

Course Elements

 6 topical videos from 5 - 8 minutes each  Group reflection worksheet  Recommendations for additional information

Take the Course

 Estimated total time required: 1 hour  Course is free  Create an account with your email only (no password required)  Take at your own pace; stop and return when it's convenient  Keep this email to return to the course or bookmark the link

Technology Requirements

 Best… more
March 21, 2018

You’re likely experiencing challenges with financial giving in your congregation. You’re not alone. Many are wrestling with the dramatic changes in giving patterns in recent years.

Thankfully there are practitioners who are paying attention to these trends and offering solutions. Join church growth consultant Clif Christopher as he helps you explore the current landscape, trends, best practices, options and opportunities to grow your giving. Christopher will share current realities in stewardship, information on competition for charitable giving, creating successful capital campaigns, the importance of planned giving and more.

By the end of this workshop, you will know how to:

be more effective in stewardship. prepare for success in conducting a capital campaign… more

This on-demand course focuses on the 2015-2016 Center for Congregations investigation of Indiana congregations engaging young adults. Center staff member Wendy McCormick coordinated the project, which included interviews with leaders of young adult ministries around the state and a gathering of leaders from about 20 congregations effectively engaging young adults.

Course Elements

 6 topical videos from 3 - 6 minutes each  Group reflection worksheet  Center for Congregations article on young adult engagement

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS ON-DEMAND COURSE.

Take the Course

 Estimated total time required: 1 hour  Course is free  Create an account with your email only (no password required)  Take at your own pace; stop and return when it's convenient  Keep this… more