The Congregational Enrichment Venture (CEV) offers a two year training program for churches to explore new and creative ways to further the Kingdom of God, not merely to survive but to be a vital and viable congregation. 

The theme of the first year is Hopeful Leadership. During our sessions, we will explore answers to questions such as: What kind of qualities, interactions and relationships create and sustain healthy churches?  What type of leadership advances, rather than impedes, the mission of the church in the local congregation?  How do we address change and conflict?  What are the hidden dynamics that might frustrate the life of a church?

 

The second year’s theme is Purposeful Apostleship. We will explore ways by which your congregation can more fully engage in your mission within and beyond your walls. With the input of the participating churches, we will discuss the practical aspects of mission including stewardship, evangelism, outreach and discipleship.

All churches are invited to send teams of two or more people. 

Cost is $50 per church team per session. 

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YEAR 2 SCHEDULE

Congregational Enrichment Venture

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard

revshepard@knology.net

RESCHEDULED - TBA - Session I - led by Shannon Ammons

APOSTLESHIP

Dwelling on the Word on Apostleship

Values and virtues of a 21st century apostle

Ways to form apostles: Way of Love, Rule of Life, available resources for Sunday school, Bible studies, confirmation, etc.

RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 23 Session II - led by the Rev. Reid McCormick (THIS WILL BE A COMBINED WORKSHOP WITH SESSION III)

STEWARDSHIP

Dwelling on the Word on Stewardship

Stewardship as a way of life

Ways to practice stewardship: Consecration Sunday and Project Resource

Session III - March 23 led by the Rev. Hendree Harrison

OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

Dwelling on the Word on Outreach

What does outreach look like?

Ways of reach out to and be more involved in your community

Session IV - May 4 led by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

LIVING THE JESUS MOVEMENT

Dwelling on the Word on Evangelism

Ways to deal with the fear of evangelism

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CONGREGATIONAL ENRICHMENT VENTURE
Discipleship. Development. Discernment.
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