Those closest to a situation often need outside perspective on necessary changes. In my role as a leader, I’ve often relied on the expert opinion of a qualified outsider. We’ve benefited greatly from quality advice, and I’ve been frustrated with theoretical and superficial observations. You don’t need someone to tell you what you already know, and pointing out the obvious isn’t helpful.
That’s why I have created five unique workshops with clear goals and outcomes. Here’s a description of the workshops I could lead for you and your team, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
The Right Seat on the Bus
Finding the right people is hard enough, but getting everyone in the right seat on the bus and focused on the big-picture goal can be downright difficult. After a pre-workshop assignment, we’ll come together to assess strengths, weaknesses, and positions. You and your team will walk away with clear and meaningful job descriptions and knowledge of how their bottom line affects the overall mission of the church.
Annual Series Planning
This workshop answers the question: “When should we talk about what?” We’ll begin before the workshop with a congregational survey, and then capture the pastor’s priorities. We’ll spend our time together looking at content, brainstorming ideas, and placing everything on a calendar. You’ll walk away with a teaching plan for the upcoming year. Imagine how good a teaching series can be when you have 6-9 months to brainstorm and plan for it!
Creating an Annual Calendar
What if your ministries stopped stepping on each other’s toes? What if your whole church could unite behind one goal instead of going in different directions? An annual calendar builds on the natural seasons in your church. After a few pre-workshop assignments, we’ll lay out all the major activities and events on a master calendar. You’ll walk away with a plan for the year, and your staff will know when to talk about what. Your ministries will start working together and your church-wide communication will become more focused.
Structuring Your Volunteer Teams for Maximum Impact
In this workshop, you will learn ways to attract, develop and KEEP volunteers across all of your ministries. And since the quality of ministry is directly related to the quality of service from your volunteers, you’ll see a church-wide difference in your overall effectiveness. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a volunteer team structure that makes sense and a written job description for every key volunteer position.
Spreading the Word and Reaching Your Community
Don’t assume people know your church exists – get intentional with investing in your community, getting the word out, and inviting people to church. In this workshop, you will learn ways to invite people to church, and you’ll lay out a step-by-step plan for growth. You’ll walk away from this workshop with fresh ideas on reaching your community and inviting people to church and a timetable to get things started with something specific.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are these workshops? They can happen on any day of the week. They can replace an existing staff meeting, be a part of a staff retreat, or stand alone as a special event. They can happen at your church, in a meeting room in your town, or be anywhere you’d like to work. The sky is the limit!
How long are these workshops? A half-day workshop lasts 4 hours. A full day workshop lasts 8 hours.
Who should attend? Workshops work best with the entire team. You and your staff are necessary. You can also invite a few key volunteer leaders.
What do we do to prepare? Depending on your specific workshop, your or your team will have assignments to complete in advance.
How much does this cost? A half-day workshop is $900. A full-day is $1,500. You’re also responsible for travel. You’ll pay 50% at the time of booking, with the remainder due on the day of the workshop.
What should I expect? We will begin with a personal phone consultation before the workshop. And I will follow up with complete, written notes and action items. In between, you can expect clear communication.
What happens when the workshop is over? You will receive a detailed report with notes and recommendations. Then, it’s time for you to implement!
If you would like to talk about scheduling a workshop, contact me.