Past Workshops

katekaraOur culture has undergone shifts of seismic proportions in recent decades. Your congregation, like many, may feel a bit unsteady in the new terrain. However, there are pioneering faith communities paving new pathways for engaging our world.


JSUnderstanding how guests experience your congregation’s gatherings can be challenging. If you've been part of your community for a long time, you probably don't remember what it's like to be new.

You’re invited to learn more about making a great first connection with new guests. Jamie Shafer of Fishhook will help you understand what your guests are thinking and help you evaluate your congregation’s guest…


ICCYou're invited to learn more about the Community Ministry Grants (CMG) initiative at one of the below information sessions.

What is the program?
CMG is an education and matching grant program designed to help Indiana congregations engage in mutual ministry with their chosen community. Thirty Indiana congregations…


ICCYou're invited to learn more about the Community Ministry Grants (CMG) initiative at one of the below information sessions.

What is the program?
CMG is an education and matching grant program designed to help Indiana congregations engage in mutual ministry with their chosen community. Thirty Indiana congregations…


ICCYou're invited to learn more about the Community Ministry Grants (CMG) initiative at one of the below information sessions.

What is the program?
CMG is an education and matching grant program designed to help Indiana congregations engage in mutual ministry with their chosen community. Thirty Indiana congregations…


ICCYou're invited to learn more about the Community Ministry Grants (CMG) initiative at one of the below information sessions.

What is the program?
CMG is an education and matching grant program designed to help Indiana congregations engage in mutual ministry with their chosen community. Thirty Indiana congregations…


Karl-Vaters-200.jpgThere are differences between ministry in a small congregation and ministry in a larger setting. While similarities are important, mastering the unique nature of working with and within a small membership faith community can be the key to vibrant congregational life.

Utilizing his 30 plus…


JTHow would you describe your congregation’s status – are you growing, healthy, stable-but-stuck or in need of revitalization? Whichever situation you find yourself, you likely understand your unique challenges. But have you thought about multi-site as a possible solution?

Seasoned multi-site pioneer and church merger specialist Jim Tomberlin maintains that multisiting can be, and in many cases has been, an…