How Change Comes to Your Church

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CMS is hosting a half day workshop on changing church culture on Tuesday 2 February, in collaboration with Church Innovations.

While we may have known, pre-pandemic, that we need to adapt we now have no choice about it. Change is happening whether we want it or not.

Instead of rushing back to business as usual, why not take this as an opportunity to ask questions about what new things God might be calling us to be and to do for 2021 and beyond?

  • How might we lean into the adaptive challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • How might we learn practices that move us into sustainable missional leadership and change both personally and corporately?
  • How can church leaders stay present, mentally healthy, and spiritually grounded?

It will further explore innovative spiritual practices that establish the foundation for durable, missional change.

This half day workshop presented by Church Innovations in collaboration with Church Mission Society focuses on the important work of changing church culture, with innovative spiritual practices that establish the foundation for durable, missional change. (Church Innovations developed Partnership for Missional Church, which CMS delivers in the UK.)

How Change Comes To Your Church draws on the practical experience, stories, and examples from experienced church leaders from the US and UK.

Based on the recently published book of the same title “How Change Comes To Your Church” draws on the practical experience, stories, and examples from experienced church leaders from the US and UK.

Patrick Keifert, President and Director of Church Innovations, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, St Paul, established author, researcher and educator, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson have helped thousands of congregations globally as well as larger denominational organisations identify key elements that are a necessary part of transformational change.

Our own Nigel Rooms, Anglican priest, missiologist, author and leader of PMC is joining Patrick by bringing change insights from a UK perspective.

Here’s what one US pastor had to say about the workshop:

The workshop programme outline:

Session 1 (1 hour) Dwelling in the Word

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Action reflection experience of spiritual practice “Dwelling in the Word”

Session 2 (30 min) Missional Change

  • Being present to adaptive change here and now
  • Understanding and responding to the New Missional Era

Session 3 (1 hour) Missional Practices

  • Introduction to proven practices that make peace with adaptive change
  • Space for reflection, questions, identifying strategies for implementation

Session 4 (1 hour) Focus for Missional Action

  • How to focus for missional action
  • Group discussion on key questions
  • Reflection & feedback

We find that learning and leading best happens in community.

So how about inviting another leader from your church along – lay or ordained? This was you can reflect together and are already one step into applying your learning practically to your context.

Cost

Individual ticket: £45

For groups of five or more there is a flat price of £200.

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