Workshops

March 15, 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

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
March 22, 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
April 11, 2018

While Americans remain deeply spiritual, they’re leaving congregational life behind. This is especially true of Millennials – about 1 in 10 regularly attend a congregational worship service.

Surveys report that young people feel more isolated and lonely today than at any other point in modern history. Your congregation can offer valuable connection to these young adults, but only if you are willing to adapt to meet the needs of those you want to welcome. Writer, speaker and podcaster Mike McHargue leads this one-day workshop. He will explore the sociological, psychological and neurological underpinnings of a generation leaving the church behind, and offer insights on how to invite them back.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

have a working knowledge of the… 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