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Episcopal Church Building Fund
   
Congregational Development
   
Episcopal Church Center

THERE IS HELP AND HOPE
YOUR BEST DAYS ARE COMING!

That’s the message of

Your 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 people’s lives.

provides practical, goal oriented congregational development and growth training.

will benefit

   * 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


Register NOW

Register before summer vacations and fall schedules begin.*
October 13-17, 2003
Radisson Hotel
New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

*Deadline Sept.8

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You qualify to attend if you say "YES" to any of these statements.

    Our yesterdays were better than today.
    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 and youth.
    I want to be able to share my faith with others.
    We’re stable, but we know there is something better than being stable.
    We should be starting new Episcopal churches.
All registrants are welcome!

Individual clergy and laity can learn a great deal and share what they’ve 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.


Agenda topics include:

- 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 your future   - New member incorporation - how visitors become involved members of a congregation
- 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 Fund.

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