Past Workshops

Past Workshops

JMWe all encounter those who are grieving. Whether it’s those in our congregation or those in our community. Grief is challenging, because we often don’t feel equipped to support those in the midst of it. You're invited to join counselor, coach and consultant Jane Munk as she educates and encourages deeper practices of supporting the grieving in your communities.

Supporting someone who is grieving requires a…


tbYou want to make a difference in the lives of your youth but, like many, may be struggling with the rapid pace of change in our world. Fortunately, there are great resources and research from places dedicated to youth ministry like Princeton Theological Seminary Youth Ministry Center and Fuller Youth Institute.

Join pastor and…


DRCommunity needs can sometimes feel overwhelming. Your congregation wants to help, but may be discouraged from tackling the biggest challenges because you feel alone, and your assets seem meager in comparison to the task. Author, futurist and missional leadership strategist Dave Rahn wants to encourage you to believe you can make a real difference through collaboration.

This live online workshop harvests Rahn’s…


PRWhen your congregants face illness, death and grief, they experience not only physical and emotional pain, but questions, problems and doubt.

What is your role and how can you best lead your congregation through these most difficult times? How do these events effect the spiritual lives of those involved? How do you bring faith together with medicine, the hospital, HIPAA, and death and dying? What about…


BKWhen’s the last time you wished you could push the reset button? We all have dreams of “if I only knew then what I know now . . .” What if you were given the opportunity to reset how you lead in your congregation or how you approach ministry? What reflections would surface and what changes would you make?   

Perhaps your changes would reflect the desire for personal growth. You might wish to be more playful…


KMEffective communications is less about sending the right message and more about releasing the right response. Do you know the difference? More often than we realize, people aren’t looking for more information—they’re looking for ways to make sense of the information they already have. Many times, instead of helping people with relief from overload, we just throw more on the pile and add to the confusion.

This…


karaIt can feel like innovative ideas threaten tradition. Likewise, it can feel like tradition takes the energy out of new ideas. Center staffer Kara Faris believes that innovation and tradition do not have to be at odds with one another in your congregation. There is great strength in the traditions of your congregation. When these strengths are combined with new and creative ideas it can propel your congregation to new heights…


MSNo matter the size of your congregation you see first-time guests each year. While some guests choose not to return because they simply aren’t ready to enter into congregational life, others don’t return because of their visitor experience. It’s easy to overlook how people new to your congregation are welcomed and provided with information. But when this process is forgotten, so are the very people you serve.…