Congregational Development

2018 Training Dates and Locations

Weekend Sessions 
 April 6 - 8, 2018 - The Bishop’s Ranch
 October 26 - 28, 2018 - The Bishop’s Ranch

*Check-in for the weekend training sessions begins on Friday at 9:00 a.m.
 and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. The weekend sessions end on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Week-Long Intensive
 June 10 - 15, 2018 - The Bishop's Ranch

*Check-in for the week-long training session begins on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
 and the program begins at 2:00 p.m. The week-long session end on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

*Participants register for both Weekend Sessions or the Week-Long Intensive

Register for 2018 Weekend Sessions

Register for 2018 Week-Long Intensive

The College for Congregational Development is...

- a program that builds skills and increases capacity for participants to develop congregations of all sizes, locations and conditions in to more faithful, healthy and effective communities of faith.
 - a training program designed to increase leadership capacity and refine facilitation skills necessary to lead meetings, small groups and teaching sessions.
 - an opportunity to equip participants with tools to assess the needs of their congregation, to develop strategies for its growth and vitality, and focus energy on its priorities.
 - a curriculum that teaches participants the skills to lead change processes, manage conflict and articulate the identity and purpose of their congregation.
 - a two-year, comprehensive training program for laity and clergy.
 - a learning opportunity grounded in both organizational development theory and practice; in congregational development theory and practice; and in the unique ecclesial tradition, beliefs and character of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church.

Highlights: 2015 College for Congregational Development Trainings


Standard tuition is $700 for those parishes in the Diocese of Northern California and $900 for those outside of the Diocese of Northern California.

For more information about these events and opportunities, please contact the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin at or 916-442-6918 ext. 214 or Kati Braak, Administrative Assistant to Canon Andrea, at or 916-442-6918 ext. 228.

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