Congregational Conversation Workshop Boards need to inform their work to discern and articulate answers to the nested bowls of values, mission and ends, through congregational conversation. The challenge: have a conversation that's authentic and inspiring, that reflects the real yearnings of the congregation for the future. Our Appreciative-Inquiry-based workshop, customized for your congregation around a relevant topic and a Powerful Question, gives you just the experience and the data you need. We can either lead one or two sessions of the workshop for you, or train your facilitators to lead several sessions over the course of a few weeks.
Nested Bowls Board Retreat Once you've gathered the information you need through congregational conversation, we help you analyze the data to discern and articulate the answers to the nested bowls questions. Friday night/all day Saturday retreat.
PG101 Board Retreat Once you know your values, mission, and ends, the next question is what governance system will liberate and empower leadership throughout the congregation for its mission. We take you through nine board commitments that structure a system for the congregation to align its work with its mission and stay accountable for its outcomes. We consider how these commitments could clarify and enhance decision-making and relationships in the congregation. If you determine that you want to restructure your governance according to these commitments, we map out a transition plan to accomplish the work. Friday night/all day Saturday onsite retreat.