CLC - Eureka

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Doors open at 9:30am for coffee and check in, program starts at 10:00am

Plenary Conversation

Benedictine Spirituality: Strengthening Your Congregation’s Life Together
The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin and The Rev. Anne Clarke

Stability (finding God in the place where we are); Obedience (listening to God); Conversion of life (an expectation and openness to the new work that God is doing in our midst): These elements of Benedictine spirituality provide a dynamic framework for our life together in Christian community. Join us for an in-depth discussion of how this College for Congregational Development’s model of this ancient and contemporary way of life can help us to
- Look for God in our communities as they exist now
- Learn new ways to listen for God’s call to us through prayer, silence, Scripture, and community conversation
- Support and encourage each other as we act in response to God’s call
We will try out activities and practices that you can adapt and take home to your congregation to continue this work.

Workshops will include:

"What Have I Gotten Myself Into?" An Introduction to Vestry/Mission Committee Ministry for First-time Members
Bishop Barry Beisner

*Please note that this is is a 2-part workshop

The ministry of the Vestry/Mission Committee leadership is critical to the health and vitality of a congregation. Bishop Beisner will share his vision for this leadership and practical resources for first-time Vestry/Mission Committee members.

Toxic Charity and Community Engagement
The Rev. Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator

How can we engage with and serve the communities around us without succumbing to the often toxic dynamics of charity and service? And how can we better choose community engagement practices that honor each person’s dignity and agency? Join Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, for a discussion of our spring Bishop’s Book, Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton, along with other resources that can help us act more intentionally and healthfully in this area of our Christian life.

Resources for a Safer Church Buildings and Activities
Canon Holly McAlpen

Spend some time looking at how Church Insurance latest resource can be a useful tool to making your facilities a safer place. We will also discuss how to make your facilities safer with low-cost recommendations. Bring your own “best of the bunch” ideas for making churches safer for all.

A Taste of the College for Congregational Development
The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin

Interested in the College for Congregational Development, but want to learn more before you commit to the two year program? During this hour workshop, Canon Andrea will show you some of the teachings and models that students learn at the College and explore how the College can help your congregation. 

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