Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

UnstuckEDOW

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Unstuck Group have engaged in a partnership for strategic planning and revitalization. On this page, congregational leaders will find Unstuck Masterclasses to help congregations clarify mission and vision and design strategic priorities to thrive today and into the future. 


 MASTERCLASS: How to Build a Hybrid Church for the Future

Available to EDOW congregations only. Email the Rev. Jenifer Gamber for the password to access this masterclass.

The original livestream took place on February 4, 2021. This event was designed to equip you with the field-proven strategies and practical next steps you need to build a thriving hybrid church. We dive into:

  • How to Build a Hybrid Church: How do we successfully become an in-person and online church?
  • Staff Health: How do we right-size and restructure our staff team for the new reality?
  • Financial Health: How do we steward our finances wisely and position our church to make ends meet, even in seasons when giving declines?
  • Future Direction: How do we plan for the future in a time of uncertainty?

You’ll walk away with a fresh perspective, a deeper understanding, and a clear action plan of how to dig deeper and unpack the 4 key areas your need to focus on this coming year.  Here are the presentations, each about 1 hour:

  • Session 1: How to Build a Hybrid Church
  • Session 2: Staff Health
  • Session 3: Financial Health
  • Session 4: Future Direction
  • Workbook  available

MASTERCLASS: 4 Keys to Expanding Your Church's Front Door with Digital Strategies

Available to EDOW congregations only. Email the Rev. Jenifer Gamber for the password to access this masterclass.

The original livestream took place on October 15, 2020. This event was designed to equip you with the strategy, structure, and practical next steps you need to grow your church’s digital front door. We dive into:

  • Foundations: Clarifying Who You Are Trying to Reach
  • Creating an Effective Digital Engagement Strategy
  • Putting Your Digital Engagement Strategy in Action
  • How to Structure Your Team to Support the Digital Strategy

You’ll walk away with a fresh perspective, deeper understanding, and a clear action plan of how to create a successful digital ministry strategy and grow your church’s digital front door.  Here are the presentations, each about 1 hour:

  • Session 1: Clarifying Who You’re Going to Reach
  • Session 2: Creating an Effective Digital Engagement Strategy
  • Session 3: Putting Your Digital Engagement Strategy into Action
  • Session 4: Structuring Your Team to Support the Digital Strategy
  • Workbook available

MASTERCLASS: Beyond Coping Masterclass: Introduction 

Available to EDOW congregations only. Email the Rev. Jenifer Gamber for the password to access this masterclass.

The original livestream took place on July 30, 2020. This event was designed to help you learn the specific skills and practical strategies to lead 4 key shifts in your church: from Analog to Digital, from Gathering to Connecting,  from Teaching to Equipping, and from Global to Local.

You’ll walk away with a fresh perspective, clear action steps, and a deeper understanding of how to implement the shifts your church needs to make in order to survive and thrive in the new reality. Here are the presentations, each about 1 hour:

  • Session 1: The Shift from Analog to Digital    
  • Session 2: The Shift from Gathering to Connecting
  • Session 3: The Shift from Teaching to Equipping 
  • Session 4: The Shift from Global to Local 
  • Workbook availble.

 

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