Track 1
Congregational Intelligence

 

Is Your Congregation Reaching Its Full Potential?

Increase your emotional intelligence and gain greater self-acceptance and appreciation of others. Decode hidden messages unintentionally delivered through worship and ministries of the church which reinforce a stuck culture. Work with a trained mentor to turn insight into action. Empower a congregational leadership team with new hope and awareness.

Track 1
Congregational Intelligence

 

Is Your Congregation Reaching Its Full Potential?

Increase your emotional intelligence and gain greater self-acceptance and appreciation of others. Decode hidden messages unintentionally delivered through worship and ministries of the church which reinforce a stuck culture. Work with a trained mentor to turn insight into action. Empower a congregational leadership team with new hope and awareness.
  • Broaden

    Broaden your ability to get along with people who would normally drive you crazy!

  • Uncover

    Uncover the unspoken messages communicated to the congregation that hamper people’s spiritual growth.

  • Reduce

    Reduce the unintentional dynamics at play in your congregation that prevent change from occurring.

  • Dramatically Increase

    Dramatically increase the number of people actively engaged in ministry.

  • Disarm

    Disarm bullies and manage conversations with
    strong-willed individuals.

  • Improve

    Improve your church’s finances by learning how to tap into people’s natural motivators for giving.

  • Boost

    Boost your confidence to live out your calling well, even in a congregation that seems like a bad fit.

  • Experience

    Experience renewed energy for ministry!

  • Broaden

    Broaden your ability to get along with people who would normally drive you crazy!

  • Uncover

    Uncover the unspoken messages communicated to the congregation that hamper people’s spiritual growth.

  • Reduce

    Reduce the unintentional dynamics at play in your congregation that prevent change from occurring.

  • Dramatically Increase

    Dramatically increase the number of people actively engaged in ministry.

  • Disarm

    Disarm bullies and manage conversations with
    strong-willed individuals.

  • Improve

    Improve your church’s finances by learning how to tap into people’s natural motivators for giving.

  • Boost

    Boost your confidence to live out your calling well, even in a congregation that seems like a bad fit.

  • Experience

    Experience renewed energy for ministry!

Explore these Elements of Congregational Intelligence

You

Explore what makes you tick and what ticks you off! Learn how your priorities, motivators, and stressors impact the church.

Group Dynamics

Your group dynamics either promote or limit growth. Discover what’s at play in your congregation.

Communicating with Adults

Who your communications include and who they leave out. And what they say about God, the Church and Discipleship.

Communicating with Children & Youth

Discover if your message unintentionally affirms some kids while excluding others. And what to do about it.

The Worship Service

Uncover potent unspoken messages communicated to the congregation that hurt the message. Learn powerful ways to renew faith and expand action.

Ministries of the Church

Maximize people’s time and energy while minimizing stress. Discover who gets involved and why. Create functional teams. Increase ministries.

Money

Clarify mixed messages about money. Improve giving by learning how to employ the four motivators for giving more effectively.

Generations

Understand and map the generations in the congregation. Explore generational motivators. Discuss the best uses of technology. 

The Worship Service

Uncover potent unspoken messages communicated to the congregation that hurt the message. Learn powerful ways to renew faith and expand action.

Ministries of the Church

Maximize people’s time and energy while minimizing stress. Discover who gets involved and why. Create functional teams. Increase ministries.

Money

Clarify mixed messages about money. Improve giving by learning how to employ the four motivators for giving more effectively.

Generations

Understand and map the generations in the congregation. Explore generational motivators. Discuss the best uses of technology. 

Testimonials

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Flow of Monthly Learning

Each month, the Track 1 Workbook
walks you through a weekly process that explores elements of your Congregational Culture.

  • 1.5 Hours – Podcast and Buddy Exercise

  • 1 Hour – Preparation for Online Collaborative Learning

  • 3 Hours – Online Group Meeting and Mentor Call

  • 1.5 Hours – Put Your Learnings into Practice

Creating a Culture of Renewal Work Book

Scheduled Monthly Learning

Each month, the Track 1 Workbook
walks you through a weekly process that explores
elements of your Congregational Culture.

  • 1.5 Hours – Podcast and Buddy Exercise

  • 1 Hour – Preparation for Online Collaborative Learning

  • 3 Hours – Online Group Meeting and Mentor Call

  • 1.5 Hours – Put Your Learnings into Practice

Preparation & Participation

  • Average of 6-8 hours per month

  • Before our first Retreat, you’ll take an updated Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile*. You’ll gain deep insights about your pace, priority, preferences and perspective. You’ll discover what motivates and what stresses you out. Finally, you’ll discover how this impacts group dynamics and congregational culture. And vice versa.  You’ll grow in self-awareness, understanding, acceptance and forgiveness. You’ll also begin to understand what makes others tick. It’s like having a secret power!

  • You will choose 10 leaders from your congregation to take an Everything DiSC® Workplace profile. From their results, you get good clear information about the individual communication and behavioral styles of your leaders. You also gain terrific insights about the culture of your congregation. Throughout the program, you’ll share your learnings from the Congregational Intelligence group with your Leadership Team. This will help you gain buy in and reduce resistance to change! The Leadership Team Toolkit for 10 gives you everything you need to make this work.

  • 4 CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this Track. Additionally, begin working toward earning your Certified Renewalist credential.

  • You’ll receive a specially designed workbook to guide your progress.

Preparation & Participation

  • Average of 6-8 hours per month.

  • Before our first Retreat, you’ll take an updated Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile*. You’ll gain deep insights about your pace, priority, preferences and perspective. You’ll discover what motivates and what stresses you out. Finally, you’ll discover how this impacts group dynamics and congregational culture. And vice versa.  You’ll grow in self-awareness, understanding, acceptance and forgiveness. You’ll also begin to understand what makes others tick. It’s like having a secret power!

  • You will choose 10 leaders from your congregation to take an Everything DiSC® Workplace profile. From their results, you get good clear information about the individual communication and behavioral styles of your leaders. You also gain terrific insights about the culture of your congregation. Throughout the program, you’ll share your learnings from the Congregational Intelligence group with your Leadership Team. This will help you gain buy in and reduce resistance to change! The Leadership Team Toolkit for 10 gives you everything you need to make this work.

  • 4 CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this Track. Additionally, begin working toward earning your Certified Renewalist credential.

  • You’ll receive a specially designed workbook to guide your progress.

Available Near You

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Wyoming

September 2018 – May 2019

Opening Retreat:
12pm Thurs. 9/20/18 - 12pm Sat., 9/22/18
Best Western Plus
651 Granite Peak Dr
Casper, WY 82609

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New England

September 2019 - May 2020

Opening Retreat
12pm Thurs. 9/26/19 - 12pm Sat. 9/28/19
Location TBD.

Closing Retreat
Wed. 5/27/20 -

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Ohio

October 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
10am Thurs. 10/11/18 - 12pm Sat. 10/13, 10am
Athenaeum of Ohio
6616 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati

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Iowa

September 2018 - June 2019

Opening Retreat:
10am Wed. 9/5/18 - 11:30am Fri. 9/7/18
Pictured Rocks Camp
12004 190th Street
Monticello, IA 523

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North Carolina

October 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
Tuesday, October 2, 10am to Thursday, October 4, noon, at the Mount Shepherd Retreat Center, 1045 Mount Shepherd Rd.

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Oklahoma

August 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
Wednesday, August 29, noon, to Friday, August 31, noon, at Canyon Camp in Hinton, Oklahoma.



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New Mexico

August 2018 - June 2019

Opening Retreat:
12pm Thurs. 8/23/18 - 12pm Sat. 8/25/18
Kingswood UMC
2600 N Main St
Clovis, NM 88101

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New England

September 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
Thursday, September 27, noon, to Saturday, September 29, noon, at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine.

Available Near You

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Wyoming

September 2018 – May 2019

Opening Retreat:
12pm Thurs. 9/20/18 - 12pm Sat., 9/22/18
Best Western Plus
651 Granite Peak Dr
Casper, WY 82609

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New England

September 2019 - May 2020

Opening Retreat
12pm Thurs. 9/26/19 - 12pm Sat. 9/28/19
Location TBD.

Closing Retreat
Wed. 5/27/20 -

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Ohio

October 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
10am Thurs. 10/11/18 - 12pm Sat. 10/13, 10am
Athenaeum of Ohio
6616 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati

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Iowa

September 2018 - June 2019

Opening Retreat:
10am Wed. 9/5/18 - 11:30am Fri. 9/7/18
Pictured Rocks Camp
12004 190th Street
Monticello, IA 523

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North Carolina

October 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
Tuesday, October 2, 10am to Thursday, October 4, noon, at the Mount Shepherd Retreat Center, 1045 Mount Shepherd Rd.

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Oklahoma

August 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
Wednesday, August 29, noon, to Friday, August 31, noon, at Canyon Camp in Hinton, Oklahoma.



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New Mexico

August 2018 - June 2019

Opening Retreat:
12pm Thurs. 8/23/18 - 12pm Sat. 8/25/18
Kingswood UMC
2600 N Main St
Clovis, NM 88101

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New England

September 2018 - May 2019

Opening Retreat:
Thursday, September 27, noon, to Saturday, September 29, noon, at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine.

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Track 2
Leadership Smarts

How am I Leading?

Learn how to skillfully engage others to make a lasting difference and craft a bold vision that sets the state for exponential growth.

Track 3
Culture Shift

Where am I Leading?

Guided by Jesus’ own example of ministry, refine your vision, gain alignment and champion execution of a new Kingdom-inspired goal.