The ministry of strengthening and building a congregation is a truly vital one. The maxim that if you’re standing still you’re probably really going backwards is as true of churches as it is of businesses. While there are no simple answers—every congregation is different and should celebrate the fact—there are extensive resources available to help each one discern the path that will work best, and then to act effectively.
Upcoming Workshops and Other Events (Click on event title for details)
I Want My Church to Grow: What is Congregational Development?/Quiero Que Crezca Mi Iglesia: ¿Que es el Desarrollo Congregacional? (Bronx)Sat, March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
I Want My Church to Grow: What is Congregational Development? / Quiero Que Crezca Mi Iglesia: ¿Que es el Desarrollo Congregacional? (Mid-Hudson)Sat, April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gracious Leadership: Creatively Cultivating Inclusive Ministries – Westchester Kaleidoscope Institute TrainingSat, April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gracious Leadership: Creatively Cultivating Inclusive Ministries – Mid-Hudson Kaleidoscope Institute TrainingSat, May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gracious Leadership: Creatively Cultivating Inclusive Ministries – New York City Kaleidoscope Institute TrainingSat, October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Working with the Congregational Development Commission and in many other ways, the Canon for Congregational Vitality assists congregations as they seek to engage and collaborate with their changing contexts to bring new life to their communities in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Congregational Development Commission is charged with raising and strengthening lay and clergy leadership, as well as identifying strategies that serve to revitalize congregational life. We do this by providing training, offering tested programs and delivering resources to support leaders in their work.
In pursuit of its goals, the Commission runs a range of workshops and seminars for clergy and lay leaders throughout diocese over the course of each year. Details are published online on the diocesan calendar, and notices are sent out by mail and electronically.
Canon for Congregational Vitality