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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 College equips leaders to look at their current reality (Who are we? What are we? Where are we?), discern their future (What is God calling us to be at this time and in this place?), and work on strategies, goals, and actions to get to that future. 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 focused on training congregational teams of clergy and lay leaders (although individuals are also most welcome). Many of the exercises of the College use your specific parish’s experience, and having a team present helps plumb that experience in a deeper way. Additionally, teams are more likely to be able to create positive change in the parish.
Registration is now open for the 2022 College for Congregational Development Weeklong Intensive – July 24-29, 2022. This weeklong will be the “Year A” curriculum.
Please note: The College is a two-year curriculum, Year A and Year B. The years can be completed in either order. In 2022-23, we will offer Year A during the Weekends and Year B during the Weeklong in Summer 2023.
Our 2022-23 Weekends will be November 4-5, 2022, December 2-3, 2022, March 24-25, 2023, and May 5-6, 2023. The weekends will be the “Year B” curriculum.
All sessions are held at Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, NY.
Tuition/Room & Board is $900.
Registration is easy! Please email The Rev. Paul Frolick at [email protected] with the following information:
Please contact The Rev. Paul Frolick at [email protected] or 585-241-9317 with questions or for more information.