Building effective practices for vibrant communities
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 9am – 3pm | St. Christopher’s, Roseville | Free
Formerly known as Vestry Resource Day, Lay Leadership day is offered by the School for Formation for all leaders in faith communities in Minnesota. This free, single day event will help you continue to build your vibrant community with resources and workshops on topics ranging from managing finances, communications strategy, leading conversations and planning meetings.
Our keynote will be Miguel Angel Escobar who is Senior Program Director for Leadership Resources at the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF).
Workshops will take place in the afternoon:
Vital Practices Deep Dive – 2 Hours
Join Miguel Escobar to dive deeply into the resources and tools ECF has been building and compiling to equip faith communities to respond to the changing needs of their congregations and the world.
Understanding and Improving Response to Conflict
This interactive workshop includes self-assessment, discussion and key tips and tools for understanding conflict as a tool for transformation and reconciliation.
A Short Course for Giving Leaders
Our discussion will focus on the reasons we give and how to bring those reasons into focus for the congregation, structuring a year-round program of giving education and building a pledge drive that is fun, low stress for the participants and builds community. The session is designed to be interactive with plenty of opportunity for you to state what you want to get out of it.
Missional Management is the structural and administrative work of supporting the Church’s mission. Lay and Clergy leaders work together to ensure that the financial, human, and property resources are oriented first toward following the way of Jesus.
Clarify and Strengthen your Communications
Your faith community is already doing great work. In this workshop, you’ll get tools and a framework that help you create communications that engage your audience and tell your story.
Missional Grant Writing Roundtable: Building the bridge from discernment to mission
“Someone should write a grant…” might be a phrase you’ve heard or said yourself. We will look at how to seek money for mission instead of seeking mission for money and will examine the components of a grant proposal, learn how grants and discernment are connected.
Children, Youth, and Camp: There’s a place for you!
Come and join the conversation about how your faith community can deepen its faith formation ministries. It’s an energizing moment of creativity with many new people doing great work both locally and collaboratively. What will be next? The future of faith formation in ECMN is bright!
Transparent Finances: How to use parochial reports and audits to reflect and refine your work
Jennifer Gamberg – Lizanne Geno
Audits and Parochial reports are part of canon requirements for faith communities. In this workshop we’ll talk about some practical how-to’s and tools to get this work done successfully. More importantly, though, we’ll talk about how these can be used as tools to help faith community leaders reflect on the work and refine it in order to align with the mission and desired impacts of the faith community.
Missional Grant Writing Part 2: Creative Program Design
Using the art of Design Thinking we will learn how to create programs and offerings that meet real needs in your faith community and beyond.
Young Adults 101: Inviting, Engaging, Transforming
Steve Mullaney – Amelia Arthur – Longkee Vang
Come and learn about what is working in young adult ministry and how your faith community can start or restart work with young adults. Steve Mullaney (ECMN & UEC), Amelia Arthur (St Mark’s Cathedral) and Longkee Vang (Holy Apostles) will share stories, answer questions and brainstorm/troubleshoot anything and everything young adult ministry.
Whatever you’re doing to support and strengthen your faith community, there’s a resource for you at Lay Leadership Day.
Who should come? Anyone who plays a leadership role in their faith community:
- Bishop’s Committee
- Senior and Junior Wardens
- Faith community staff
- Youth leaders
- Anyone serving on a committee or commission