Congregational Development offers a number of training opportunities for churches and individuals. Here are some of what's on offer:
The first 12 people to join you starting a new ministry, new church, or new faith community will set the tone and shape for the future, set the pattern for replicating leadership, and begin a cascade of invitation. Finding those first twelve is key to growth. “First 12” is a two-day training designed to help you gather and grow the first 12 committed, core people.
The training is led by Rick McKinley, Conference Director of Congregational Development.
In this training, combined with a year of practical coaching follow-up, you will learn the skills, habits, and lifestyle practices that will give your new vision the best chance of launching with a team of 12 committed leaders.
“First 12” is also valuable for leaders of existing faith communities who want to start new small groups, new fellowship, new mission outreach, new worship services or new gatherings.
The next training is March 29-30, 2019 at Pleasant Street UMC in Waterville, ME. Learn more and register