Proactive Transformation Workshop – Nov 12th

The purpose of the Proactive Transformation Project is to identify and then provide visioning, strategies and resources for Congregations who are interested in engaging or reengaging their surrounding neighborhood or community in new ways.

Support will be provided for Pastors and Leadership teams. Our first workshop is at 2pm on Saturday Nov. 12th at Lakeview Presbyterian and will be led by Rev. Joy Douglas Strome.

There are already four congregations participating in proactive Transformation and there is space available for more. If you are curious about Proactive Transformation you are welcome to join us at our first workshop as an opportunity to learn more about the project.

Workshop Info:

Church Transformation:

Navigating Your Church through size transition, life cycle analysis, and building challenges.

Join Proactive Transformation and Rev. Joy Douglas Strome, pastor of Lake View Presbyterian Church on Saturday Nov. 12th at 2pm.

This workshop will present the principles of Church Life Cycle Theory and help to identify the work that individual congregations must be aware of before transformation can happen.   Included will be an analysis of individual church’s demographics and the potential impact on church growth as a result.    We will also look at building issues and strategic ways to use the building you already have and how to make a long range plan for changes in your physical plant.   Finally, we will be inspired to hope for the future of our church, whether it has 50 members or 500!

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  ~ Jeremiah 29:11

This workshop and other resources created by Proactive Transformation will be shaped by the needs of the participating congregations but many of the resources will be shared Presbytery wide whenever possible. For more information or to sign up for this workshop contact Shawna Bowman at sbowman@chicagopresbytery.org.

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