IS HELP AND HOPE
YOUR BEST DAYS ARE COMING!
Thats the message of
church can rediscover the optimistic, mission-oriented spirit that marks
healthy and thriving congregations.
is for people who believe that church is about the transformation of peoples
provides practical, goal oriented congregational
development and growth training.
thriving congregations ready for their next step
congregations that have hit a growth plateau seeking new energy
congregations in decline needing a new direction
those planting a new church
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
You qualify to attend if you say "YES" to any
of these statements.
Our yesterdays were better
All registrants are welcome!
Our members are tired
and we have trouble finding enough volunteers.
There are people moving
in nearby, and I want to help my congregation reach them.
I want my church to be
more welcoming of all people and to be filled with the voices of children
I want to be able to
share my faith with others.
Were stable, but
we know there is something better than being stable.
We should be starting
new Episcopal churches.
Individual clergy and laity can learn a great deal and share what theyve
learned when they get home. TEAMS LEARN MORE! We encourage congregations
and dioceses to send teams of clergy and laity to attend together and
then bring their expertise and vision back home.
||The Rev. Charles N. Fulton III, Director of Congregational
Development and President of the Episcopal Church Building Fund, leads
a seminar staff of experienced practitioners of church growth who
have started new churches and led congregational turn-arounds.
This popular seminar consistently sells out before
the registration deadline. Register early to ensure your space.
The basic principles of congregational development
and church life cycle
Interpreting your congregational demographics to program towards growth
Decision making and meeting management skills
Marketing & conducting a campaign to invite new members
Planning church space that is within your budget, appropriate for
New member incorporation - how visitors become involved members of
Leading in changing times
The use of multi-media in congregation life
Making your site and buildings inviting to the visitor
Dealing with conflict and resistance to change
Understanding generational differences and reaching the unchurched
members of the electronic culture
is sponsored by the Office of Congregational
Development and coordinated in partnership with the Episcopal Church Building