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Woodruff Electric Cooperative Corporation

Forrest City, AR 72335

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Mapping Congregational Transformation: Aligning with Your Purpose as a Congregation is the topic of the next pre-presbytery workshop.

In this second workshop on developing skills for thriving in change, we will be considering how understanding your purpose as a congregation can be a helpful resource in navigating change. This is a stand alone workshop and does not require that you have attended previous workshops on Thriving in Change.

The workshop is sponsored by The Future of the Church Committee of the Presbytery of Arkansas and facilitated by Rev. Michael Vinson, Staff Resource for Mission Discernment. There is no cost for the workshop, and dinner will be provided for workshop participants.

We will explore the relationship of purpose in knowing what next steps to take in navigating change. Being able to answer the question “why are we here?” is a good anchoring point for discerning next steps in ministry. Understanding the purpose of the congregation also helps determine the kind of leadership necessary to accomplish the purpose and helps to develop a vision for where you expect the congregation to be in the future. Even if you already have a clearly articulated purpose for your congregation, in this workshop you will learn new ways of working with purpose in order to discern next steps in ministry in ways that increase engagement and support the congregation in working to transition to next steps in ministry.

The tools and processes you will learn in this 4-hour workshop are simple, easy to understand, and easy to use. When you leave the workshop you will have easy tools that you can use should you wish to start a conversation regarding your church’s purpose. The program that Michael bases his work from has as a guiding principle to keep it simple. The premise is that when the tools and processes used are simple, it is possible to handle complexity more simply.

This workshop is for you if you:

  • want to increase your skills in helping your church thrive in change :
  • are concerned that enthusiasm is going down
  • you have noticed that there is growing negativity or lack of interest
  • are seeking more willingness by members of your congregation
  • are looking for ways to get “unstuck” and move forward in ministry
  • are ready to get resolution on recurring issues.
  • are concerned about loss of membership and finances

Register now for this free pre-Presbytery workshop.

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Forrest City, AR 72335

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