Is your congregation ready to take some steps — even small steps — toward renewal or revitalization?
Are you ready to try some new things, share some ideas, gain a greater understanding of the broader mission, bring clarity about your own congregation’s mission, acquire knowledge on how to live that out in community, gain confidence to share what you have learned with the world, and find new allies from within a cohort of congregations? Then, you are invited to attend the 2022 Fall Session of the ELCA Vital Congregations Training.
This is a fast paced co-creative and co-experimental training facilitated by leaders with steep experience in redeveloping congregations, as well as added guest presenters from a variety of settings with a wealth of knowledge.
These principles and more will be explored:
- focusing on Jesus and justice
- being expectant of the Holy Spirit
- living as disciples of Jesus
- multiplying leaders who are young, diverse and bring fresh insights
- aligning with purpose and core values
This will be a four-session training. The free training sessions will be held two times per day: 1:30-3 p.m. EST (12:30-2 p.m. CST) and 7:30-9 p.m. EST (6:30-8 p.m. CST) on Thursdays: Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. You may choose the time each day that works best for you.
All live sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants. Pastors and congregations are encouraged to come as teams of three to five people for a time of inspiration, learning, planning, sharing, experimenting, visioning, and implementing.
Please Note: This training is for people who did not attend the Vital Congregations Re-BOOT Camp in Spring 2022 or 2021.
For more information, please contact Pastor Kristen Rod, director for Evangelical Mission.
Four Live Online Training Sessions:
Oct. 6, 2022
Oct. 20, 2022
Nov. 3, 2022
Nov. 17, 2022
1:30-3 p.m. EST
(12:30-2 p.m. CST)
7:30-9 p.m. EST
(6:30-8 p.m. CST)