Watch: Faith Development in Community (Church Leadership Resource Group)

New in 2022, our Church Leadership Resource Group will meet every other month to share ideas and tools for leading your congregation. This group is open to all parish leaders: staff, clergy, wardens, vestry members, and other volunteers.

Below, watch a recording of January’s session on the topic “Faith Development in Community.” Learn about the different ways people use your congregation to connect with God, and how you can invite them to deepen their faith journey.

Coming up in the Church Leadership Resource Group

Here’s what we’ve got planned for upcoming sessions of the Church Leadership Resource Group. Please check the diocesan calendar to register! 

March 10th: Sources of Transformation

We’ll explore areas of ministry where the Church has found God is reliably transforming lives. We’ll talk about how to use areas of strength to help support and grow areas that are less developed in our congregations.

May 19th: Gather-Transform-Send

The primary task of a Christian congregation can be described this way: The unique purpose and work of a congregation is to gather those called by God into Christ’s body, the Church—a community of transformation of mind, heart, and action—and to send these same people into the world both to be and to act as God’s loving and transforming presence.

September 29th: Benedictine Life

The elements described in St. Benedict’s Rule provide a framework for approaching the spiritual life of both individuals and communities.

November 17th: Life Cycle of an Organization/ Life Cycle of a Ministry

All organizations have a beginning, middle, and end. We’ll teach a model that will invite us to look at where our ministries are in the natural life cycle of an organization/ministry and dig into the formation questions that can help lead us into times of healthy stability.

January 26, 2023:  The Power of Congregational Interviews 

One purpose of doing congregational interviews is to help understand how people are experiencing your congregation. Congregational interviews have also proven to help build trust and relationships in our parishes.

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