You’re invited: Exploring Ecumenical Partnerships workshop on Zoom

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Saturday, July 25th, 2020
10am – 1pm

What would happen if we imagined life together?

Join us for a workshop on Zoom to talk about and explore ideas of how to grow the vitality of your ministry by partnering in mission with the ELCA, UMC, and Presbyterian churches. Come learn and explore with us if congregational renewal, redevelopment, or transformation by working with a partner church might be able to help grow the vitality of your ministry. 

Clergy and congregational leaders are encouraged to participate.

This is what three area leaders are saying about this workshop:

“We want to support an initial discernment process that many congregational leaders are looking for.” (Brian Heron. Presbyter for Vision and Mission. Presbytery of the Cascades)

“There is an emerging hope when we overcome our own isolation. We have seen good news when congregations have engaged in partnerships for mission.” (Rev. Tim Overton-Harris. Columbia District Superintendent. The United Methodist Church) 

“We want to spark curiosity; we need to open our imagination together.” (Bishop Laurie Larson Caesar. Oregon Synod-ELCA)

Congregational renewal, redevelopment, or transformation is not a one-person project; it involves the majority of congregational members actively collaborating and working together toward mutually discerned goals so that their ministry is life-giving for their communities. Some congregations might be faced with circumstances that make this effort exceedingly difficult if they try to do it alone; other congregations are looking to make their ministry thrive further and deeper in their communities.

We have seen partnerships significantly change circumstances and assets, allowing two or more congregations to engage with their members, neighbors, and communities more effectively, and through this collaboration find new, creative opportunities to grow mission, community, and for new ventures to blossom. 

Join us to see if there are ideas you can use!

How to register

Please RSVP via the link below. You will receive a follow-up email with the Zoom meeting links and details the week of the event.