$30 – $480

Bishop's Leadership Conference 2020

Event Information

Location

Location

Fort Worden Conference Center

210 Battery Way

Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Event description
The Diocese of Olympia is pleased to bring back “The Bishop’s Leadership Conference: Size to Size, Strength to Strength"

About this Event

God meets us where we are and calls us to grow out of our comfort zones, using our life together in prayer and worship, study and learning, action, and life in community as the source of our transformation.

The Diocese of Olympia’s Office of the Bishop is pleased to bring back “The Bishop’s Leadership Conference: Size to Size, Strength to Strength” – a conference that explores what it means to be faithful, healthy, and effective in your church’s current, local context and help you discern if God is calling your congregation to grow in new ways.

Over the course of the week, each church will attend two days of the conference. The first day, connect and network with other churches of similar size to share and discover strengths specific to your congregational size. On the second day, learn more about how growth would look by joining the next congregational size up. Using Sources of Transformation as the foundation for our work, we’ll explore how stewardship, marketing and evangelism, discipleship, communications, faith formation, finances, and property and building maintenance operate at all congregational sizes.

Please visit the links below for more information:.

Invitation from Bishop Rickel

Who Should Come

What Size is My Congregation (this determines conference start date)

Conference Details

Location:

Fort Worden State Park. Fort Worden, originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, features more than 70 historic buildings on a 434-acre property and includes two miles of saltwater shoreline. The fort offers meeting space, accommodations and dining options, all within a campus-like setting. It is located within a couple of miles from historic downtown Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula.

Housing:

Conference attendees will be assigned housing, on a first registered, first assigned basis, on Officers Row, in historic NCO (non-commissioned officers) houses, or “bachelor” dorms. Most houses include a fully-functioning shared kitchen. Each house varies in size with from two to six bedrooms. Congregation teams will be assigned together to the extent possible; sharing rooms where possible will be appreciated.

*If anyone in your congregation is traveling from afar and unable to arrive in time for morning prayer, you can request lodging for an additional night during the registration process. Extra rooms will be assigned in order of requests received and based on availability.

Meals:

Conference registration includes lunch on day one, and breakfast and lunch on day two. Dinner is not provided. In addition to kitchens in the houses where groups can cook their own dinner, there are a couple on-site restaurants, as well as many restaurants a short drive away in Port Townsend.

Daily Schedule:

  • Monday – Very Small
  • Tuesday – Very Small/Small
  • Wednesday – Small/Middle
  • Thursday – Middle/Moderately Large/Very Large/Unaffiliated Clergy/Out-of-Diocese Participants
  • Friday – Moderately Large/Very Large/Unaffiliated Clergy/Out-of-Diocese Participants

Each day will begin with morning prayer at 9:30am*, followed by a plenary session at 10 am; Friday will begin at 8:30 am. After lunch (provided) there will be breakout and small or large group sessions. The formal day will end at 6 pm. The evening will include a variety of optional activities and opportunity to network with folks from congregations around the diocese. A draft schedule is available here to help you plan.

Deadline to register is April 10.

Location

Fort Worden Conference Center

210 Battery Way

Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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