Are you ready to try some new things, share some ideas, gain a greater understanding of the broader mission, bring clarity about your own congregation’s mission and acquire confidence and knowledge on how to live that out in community? Then you are invited to attend the 2023 Summer Session of the ELCA Vital Congregations Training, Part 1. Pastors and congregations are encouraged to come as teams of three to five people for a time of inspiration, learning, planning, sharing, experimenting, visioning, and implementing.
These principles and more will be explored: being expectant of the Holy Spirit; living as disciples of Jesus; connecting Jesus and justice; engaging the neighborhood/community; multiplying leaders who are young, diverse and bring fresh insights; and aligning with purpose and core values.
Training sessions for 2023 will be held via Zoom on Thursdays June 15, June 29, July 13, and July 27. Each session is held two times per day from 12:30-2:00 PM and from 6:30-8:00 PM so you can choose the best time each day that works for you. All sessions will be recorded and available to all registered participants.
NOTE: This training is for people and congregations that have not attended an ELCA Vital Congregations Training or who would like a refresher before attending the Fall 2023 Part 2 Training.