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

Click Here to 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.


In our diocese, the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, the Rev. Stephen Shaver and Ms. Caroline McCall are directors and trainers for the College for Congregational Development (pictured right). Additionally, we are inviting trainers from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, the Episcopal Diocese of California and the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster.

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