2024 VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES CONFERENCE

2024 VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES CONFERENCE is set for May 9 to May 11, in Truro, NS. A Zoom option will also be available. Watch for more information about our keynote speaker and special Early Bird rates. Registration opens in mid-January.

Ministry from the Inside Out

“The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener.” (William O’Brien) Is this true?  If it is, it could be read to say, “The success of a church depends on the interior condition of its leadership.”  How are we as leaders (whether paid or lay) – attending to our interior journeys of faith, …
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Foundations of Christian Leadership

Overview A Learning Community Do you care about the church in the world and want to build skills to lead Christian-inspired projects with joy and creativity? Foundations of Christian Leadership brings together emerging leaders from a variety of faith-based organizations as colleagues in an encouraging and collaborative learning environment. The program includes two four-day gatherings. …
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Looking Forward: Church, Hope, and the Future of Congregations

What is the future of small congregations (the fastest growing segment of North American Christianity)? Join us for lectures, workshops, worship, and conversations that will inspire your leadership; and receive practical, usable wisdom for giving your congregation a future. This year’s keynoter Will Willimon has been listening to pastors and congregations in hundreds of American churches and has a hopeful, Christ-centered word …
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Leading Adaptively,

Leading Adaptively, led by priest, researcher and revitalist Clara King, is open to lay leaders and clergy from any denomination. This 3-session Zoom course helps participants discover new ways to lead adaptively with skills they already have. You’ll encounter the core theory of Adaptive Leadership in a vibrant new way and come away with usable …
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Conference: Looking Forward: Church, Hope, and the Future of Congregations

What is the future of small congregations (the fastest growing segment of North American Christianity)? Join us for two days of lectures, workshops, worship, and conversations that will inspire your leadership; and receive practical, usable wisdom for giving your congregation a future. This year’s keynoter Will Willimon has been listening to pastors and congregations in hundreds of American churches and has a …
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Transforming Group Dynamics

Group dynamics are complex at best! When groups fall into high conflict, they tend to require an intentional multi-pronged intervention.  This interactive and engaging workshop considers issues common to both group dynamics and high conflict groups.  Multiple strategies for addressing these complex issues will be considered, including: assessing high conflict groups navigating group dynamics building …
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