Twenty-Four Hour Learning Events
2017 Fall Learning Event
"Be the Church: Mission Planning for Vitality and Impact"
November 17-18, 2017 Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Forster Road, Canandaigua NY 14424
This learning event equipped leaders around the fourth factor most conducive to a congregation’s vitality—the ability to lead and encourage ministries of evangelism, service, stewardship and social transformation. Using the statements in the popular UCC Resources “Be the Church” banner as a framework, participants were introduced to a process of discernment, planning, and assessment to help congregations live more fully into their mission and purpose in concrete, measurable ways.
Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) of the UCC and author of Congregational Vitality and Ministerial Excellence: Intersections and Possibilities for Ministry, the report upon which our two-year series of learning events has been based.
See the article here on the "Be The Church" assessment tool.
2017 NYSOM Spring Learning Event
"From Management to Leadership: How Leadership Styles Motivate and Empower Vital Ministry"
Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams March 17 - March 18, 2017
“This was the most engaging time I’ve experienced in NYSOM – expand it!”
“Greatly expanded my understanding of leadership”
“Excellent topic – outstanding presenter – Marsha is fantastic!”
2016 NYSOM Fall Learning Event
"Discerning the Body: What We Need to Know About Our Churches to Lead Them Effectively through Change"
Rev. Dr. Mark Lawson November 18 - 19, 2016
2016 NYSOM Spring Learning Event
"Seeing in the Dark: Framing and Testing a Vision in Community"
Rev. Beth DuBois April 15 - April 16, 2016