EDOW Leadership Learning Days: February 27 and March 5

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda, MD US 20816

Cost: $25.00

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Plan for an exciting day of workshops presented by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Each track offers both training with hands-on learning experiences -- you'll leave with skills designed to support and invigorate your congregational vitality. Any parishioner is welcome to participate! The registration fee of $25 covers lunch and expenses. Enjoy a discount of $15 per participant for parishes who send more than 8 participants. 

February 27 workshops take place at Washington Episcopal School. Register online for the February 27 workshops.

March 5 workshops take place at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus. Register online for the March 5 workshops.

Workshops will include:

Christian Identity and Your Faith Story with Tricia Lyons and Lisa Kimball:  Deepened spirituality and healthy evangelism both depend on a story.  Join us to explore your own faith story -- how it informs your Christian identity and how you can use it to speak faith in the world. (March 5)

What's God Up To In Your Neighborhood? with Jason Evans:  Discover what kind of ministry is possible when you know where you congregation lives and what your neighbors care about.  We will explore strategies and possibilities together. Bring your laptop or tablet, a digital version of your membership database (a .csv, .xlsx, .kml or .gpx file format), and a print out of your community demographic profile (instructions here).  (SOLD OUT for February 27, available on March 5)

Race & Social Justice with Paula Clark:  This workshop will provide an overview of the history, context and current challenges of race and social justice issues in the United States and in the Episcopal Church. Participants will have an opportunity to engage issues of race and racism, and think about how, as individuals and Episcopalians, we can address  these issues both in the church and in our society. (March 5 only)

The Church’s Role in Forming Disciples with Iman Green, Ed Kelaher/Lisa Kimball, Sue von Rautenkranz, and Loren Lasch:  Explore practical ways to form disciples more fully.  Start with why discipleship is critical and then actually getting into the tactics of using calendars for planning, training and equipping volunteer leaders, designing online formation tools, and strengthening cross generational liturgy. Bring your laptop or tablet, your church planning calendar, and past family liturgy bulletins, if possible.(SOLD OUT for February 27, available on March 5)

Spreading The Word with Social Media and Websites, facilitated by Peter Turner and Mary Jones. Did you know 72% of people connect to churches and religious organizations through Facebook and other social media? Is your website working as hard as it could for your parish? Mary and Peter will share tips for creating effective websites, and engaging Facebook Pages, Twitter profiles, and YouTube videos. This is a hands-on learning session suitable for beginners to expert-level communicators. Please bring a laptop and passwords to access your parish's website and social media accounts. (March 5)

Taking Care of Business -- the Ministry of Administration with Kathleen Hall, Paul Cooney, Paul Barkett:  Join Diocesan leaders in an exploration of the “How To’s” of caring for parish personnel, property and finances. We’ll cover recent tax and law updates, changes out of the 2015 General Convention and resources on best practices.(SOLD OUT for February 27, available on March 5)

SOLD OUT:  Gracious Leadership Training - Tools for Intergroup Dialogue and Racial Reconciliation with Eric Law:  This workshop takes place Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 and will take place at an alternate location for a different cost.

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