Five Practices will help you take practical steps to strengthen the quality of your church’s essential ministries and to reconnect with God’s purpose for your congregation. These are two important components of making a small but significant Shift from Maintenance to Mission.
This work is based on the book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, which focuses on the five essential activities of vital, healthy churches. The Five Practices are:
The next conference-wide offering of this program will launch on February 3, 2018.
Your team will assess your church in these areas and create an action plan for strengthening your ministries.
Please contact Tisha Brown with program content questions
Please contact Nola Risse-Connolly with logistical questions
Details: The cost is $225 for up to 8 people per church, which includes the pastor (or $325 if the pastor would also like to work with a coach). This includes the kick-off event and a back home facilitator. The facilitator’s travel costs to your church and the cost of the workbooks your team will need to complete the program are extra. Workbooks will cost approximately $40 per person (or less if you can find used copies).
The text and workbooks include:
Overnight lodging costs for the February gathering are not included. For lodging on Friday evening, February 2, call the Holiday Inn Express at 608-846-8686 and request the Wisconsin Conference UCC room block. Rooms are not guaranteed after January 7.
Register your team online by the January 7, 2018, registration deadline. In the online registration form, please provide the name and email address for each of your team members.
Rev. Tisha Brown
More questions about the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations series? Go to fivepractices.org.
“I’ve reviewed the ‘Five Practices’ materials and am so excited to be a trainer for this program. Many of the make-sense suggestions the author gives for today’s churches are things we do in my home church, and we’ve found them to be very effective. I feel this program will benefit every congregation that jumps on board.” –Sandi Van Sistine, First UCC, Green Bay
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