Workshops & Programs

Individual Workshops

If your congregation is beginning to explore revitalization, or if you've found you're at a plateau and need new direction or energy, a great place to start is with a simple two hour workshop. We'll work with you to determine where the biggest impact can be made, and without a lot of investment of time, energy or funds, help you lead your congregation to spiritual renewal.

There are several ways to take advantage of these workshops: schedule one exclusively for your congregation; or consider hosting a workshop at your building and inviting 3 or 4 other congregations to bring their small team (3-to-5 people) and share the cost. If there is a specific topic for which you'd like a workshop presented but don't see it below, please contact us. We will be glad to discuss the possibility of developing one for your unique situation.

Outreach Workshop - Creative Connections

If your congregation averages 100 or less in weekend worship, you're in the majority. Reaching out to your community doesn't mean you need a ton of volunteers or a huge budget. We'll discuss some easy, low-cost, low-stress ways you can let your community know you're there and invite them to get to know God through your congregation. Expect lots of creativity and to leave with a workable plan.

Leadership Development Workshop - Team Formation & Meeting Management

Leadership can be hard work, and it can also be very rewarding. If you've been asked to be the chairperson, team leader, committee manager or task force lead, we'll walk you through the steps of how to begin to build the team. Doing it all yourself isn't the answer, so we'll uncover ways to share the workload, identify who's a great fit, and make the most of your meeting time. Considering examples of leaders in the Bible, we'll help you develop a plan to move forward.

Hospitality 101 Workshop - First Impressions

It's true you never get a second chance to make a first impression! We'll cover all the things that can help make a guest's first visit to a congregation more welcoming. This includes looking at everything from the parking lot, signage, and greetings to the bulletin and worship service phrases. The goal is not just to make a good first impression, but to help you connect in a way which increases the potential of new people becoming regular attendees. Please bring your Sunday bulletin or worship folder for review and reference.

Communication Workshop - Bulletins, Newsletters, Signage, Emails, Website, Facebook Pages & More

With so many communication tools at a church's disposal, it's hard to know what to use and when. Are some ways more useful than others? Will anyone ever respond? These questions and more will be discussed as we work through the timeless topic of communicating. Fortunately, Jesus was the Great Communicator, and we can take some cues from His example. Together, we'll help you tweak what you're already doing and develop messaging plans for the future.

Faith Basics Workshop - Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

Whether you call it spiritual formation or discipleship, a part of every congregation's focus is to implement Jesus' command to make disciples, yet sometimes we struggle with how that gets accomplished and what it really looks like. After some initial self-assessments to get an idea of what you already do well, we'll spend some time on those areas that might need improvement. Four essential themes from the early church will be discussed, and by the end of the session we'll develop your unique plan to move forward.

Growth & Retention Workshop - Attracting, Retaining, & Engaging

Attracting and retaining people to healthy congregations is part of the way the Holy Spirit draws people to God. And once there, becoming full participants in the life of the church can bring personal growth and deeper discipleship. We'll help you build on what your congregation is called to be: fine-tuning what makes you attractive, connecting with guests so they'll want to return, and engaging everyone—both new and long-time attendees—in the fellowship.

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