Friday, February 23rdParker Ford Church9am-3pm
Please RSVP to Rosa Accurso by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Parker Ford Church office number at 610-327-2266.
The struggle of local congregations to experience vibrant life and effective ministry is being experienced by many churches today. Even those congregations that appear healthy from outside perspective, when considered more deeply are not doing all that well when it comes to developing deep discipleship, reaching their communities and engaging the next generation.
This workshop considers three foundational topics related to transforming congregational life:
1. Understanding the need and the goal. Getting clear on the destination is the first step in any journey.
2. Defining key elements of transformation. Exploring the transformative practices that will lead to congregational life.
3. Identifying the opposition. Learning to identify the inevitable opposition, and some suggestions on how to weather the storm.
This workshop is specifically geared to pastors who are serving congregations that are struggling to move from a culture of maintenance to one of mission. Students, lay leaders and others may also attend.
Morning refreshments and coffee will be provided for attendees at 8:30am. Please plan on packing or buying lunch from one of the local restaurants.
Workshop Leadership: Galen HackmanGalen brings significant experience in both small and large, rural and suburban congregations, and has cross-cultural mission experience. He currently serves the wider church as a teacher, transition coach, writer, and congregational overseer.
Galen is offering this workshop at no cost, but we'd like to honor him for his work and ministry to us. An offering will be taken for Galen's ministry.