Is your congregation ready to take some steps (even small steps) toward renewal or revitalization? Are you ready to try new things, share 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 the community, gain confidence to share what you have learned with the world, and find new allies from within a cohort of congregations? If yes, then you are invited to attend the 2022 Fall Session of the ELCA Vital Congregations Training.
This is a fast-paced, co-creative, and experimental training facilitated by leaders with extensive 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; and aligning with purpose and core values.
This will be a four-session training with sessions held on October 6, October 20, November 3 and November 17. The training sessions will be held two times per day (1:30-3:00pm ET and 7:30-9:00pm ET) and you may choose the best time each day that works for you. All sessions will be recorded and available to all registered participants. Pastors and congregations are encouraged to come as teams of 3–5 people for a time of inspiration, learning, planning, sharing, experimenting, visioning, and implementing. 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 Rev. David Sprang, Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) at 517-331-8497 or firstname.lastname@example.org .