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College for Congregational Development

February 22, 2019, 6:00 pmFebruary 23, 2019, 6:00 pm

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One event on November 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm


Are you a lay or clergy leader who is…

  • Praying for guidance where God is leading your parish to grow and thrive?
  • Working to build up a healthy, faithful, and sustainable congregation?
  • Looking to develop new skills and strategies to respond to today’s challenges and opportunities?
  • Seeking to live into our diocesan mission to grow congregations spiritually, numerically, and in missional leadership?
  • Yearning for a new vision and renewed energy for the work God has given us?

The College for Congregational Development is for you.

The College is a program of the Diocese of Rochester in partnership with the Diocese of Central New York. We seek to develop healthy, faithful, sustainable congregations able to fulfill their calling to be the body of Christ in a particular place, time, and community. The training includes exploring theory, engaging in applied exercises and experiential learning, and planning, doing, and reflecting on projects in the parish. The College is offered in a choice of two formats:

  1. An intensive seven-day, six-night training program for lay and clergy leaders offered over two summers, or
  2. Eight weekends (Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., overnight through Saturday at 6:00 p.m.) offered over a two year period.

This year’s weeklong intensive is July 21-27, 2019 (beginning Sunday at 3:00 p.m. through the following Saturday at noon). This year’s weekend sessions are February 22-23, April 26-27, October 11-12, November 15-16, 2019. Each weekend begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. and concludes Saturday at 6:00 p.m., staying overnight. All sessions are held at Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, NY. The cost of the College, including room and board, is $900.

How to register:

Please contact the Rev. Paul Frolick ([email protected]), the coordinator for the College, with questions or to register for either of this year’s sessions. You can also contact other folks from Central New York who have attended the College: The Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, the Rev. Canon John Crosswaite, the Rev. Joell Szachara, the Rev. Kathlyn Schofield, the Rev. Deacon Shelly Banner, the Rev. Dr. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, and the Rev. Jeanne Hansknecht.


February 22, 2019, 6:00 pm
February 23, 2019, 6:00 pm
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Episcopal Diocese of Central New York
(315) 474-6596


Notre Dame Retreat House
5151 Foster Rd
Canandaigua, NY 14424 United States
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(585) 394-5700

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