Retreats and Workshops for Church Leadership
In these changing times, assisting leadership in understanding and discerning God’s call to do ministry together. What are the unique gifts that your church possesses that God can use?
Stewardship Education and Campaigns
How do we discover God’s abundance in the midst of the world’s view of scarcity? Explore the biblical basis for understanding stewardship and possible approaches to increased participation and giving in the local church. What is God calling the giver to give? What does it mean to be a “Cheerful Giver” at any income level?
“God is about to do a new thing. Do you perceive it?”
As the world continues to change and challenge the church, how do we reflect, assess and refocus our ministry to be faithful to God’s calling for your unique ministry outpost for Christ? By providing a process for leadership and membership to discern God’s calling for your church.
Assisting leadership in assessing their present ministry to discover future possibilities. How do we discover the “new thing” that God wants to do in our midst? Provide a thoughtful and intentional time of reflection upon your mission statement, structure and resources human and otherwise.
“Equip the saints for the work of ministry.”
Christian Education Consulting
Guiding churches to analyze, develop and revitalize their Christian Education programs. Starting with the basic questions of Why, How, Who, What, When, and Where, we will seek to understand the role of Christian education, how it fits into the vision of your particular congregation and how to implement a meaningful program for any and all ages. We often feel limited by our budgets, but you are encouraged to put your educational dreams out there and be surprised by how much can become reality! This process can be tailored to the needs of your church and can be accomplished in a weekend or over the course of several weeks.
Church School Curriculum & Teacher Training Workshops
Workshops to help train and prepare church school teachers, to evaluate available curriculum resources, and to choose and implement those which will best suit your church's need. Navigating the vast array of curriculum choices can be difficult, but there is hope! Using evaluative tools, we will review curriculum options and make informed choices on those which will best serve your church's needs and fit your theology and vision for children, youth, and adults.
Recruiting teachers for our church educational programs can be difficult as many do not feel adequate to teach in the church setting. Acquiring teachers can be made easier when they can be assured that they will receive training and support for their teaching efforts. Helping teachers understand their curriculum, the children they will teach, and begin making plans will be some of our goals in teacher training workshops.
Planning and leadership for retreats for women, church officers, youth, and church family camps. Whether it is a morning, a day, or a weekend, we will work with your theme or one we choose together in a hands-on, interactive approach.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
....a time to weep and
a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and
a time to dance...."
Breathing new life into your group, staff, or congregation through activities that bring people together to share life and faith in new and fun ways!
Recreation programs for all ages and occasions including youth, church family night, church picnics, intergenerational events, retreats, and conferences. Believing that re-creation happens in a variety of ways, programs can include games, dance, crafts, and spirituality centers. They can be for adults, youth groups, or children's programs, or multigenerational. Have you ever danced to "Joy to the World", made greeting cards with real plants, played Freeze Frame, or worked a giant Wordsearch puzzle? If not, then lets get together and enjoy some time of
re-creation. Let's move, play, create, pray and be renewed!!
Folk & Square Dance
Dance instruction and calling for all ages at retreats, church family nights, fellowship groups, and other events. Includes line, square, folk, big circle, and international dances.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
"We have different gifts, according to the grace given us…If it is teaching, let them teach…”