Workshops,Retreats
& Online Classes

Tools to Move Your Congregation into an Engaged Future

Workshops,Retreats
& Online Classes

Tools to Move Your Congregation into an Engaged Future

Fantastic!

I brought Rebekah to our Conference to lead this workshop for a Healthy Church Initiative weekend consultation.  Fantastic!


Jeff Lust
Provost
New Mexico Annual Conference

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:18:49+00:00

Jeff Lust
Provost
New Mexico Annual Conference

I brought Rebekah to our Conference to lead this workshop for a Healthy Church Initiative weekend consultation.  Fantastic!

A Definite Highlight

A definite highlight of the School of Congregational Development for me.


Sarah Kitterman Stevens
Iowa Field Outreach Minister

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:20:30+00:00

Sarah Kitterman Stevens
Iowa Field Outreach Minister

A definite highlight of the School of Congregational Development for me.

Would Definitely Recommend

I don’t know when I’ve had so much fun learning!  It also dove-tailed in perfectly with some of the exercises for the Intentional Interim Training I am taking.  I would definitely recommend it to others!


Pastor
New England Conference
Mid Maine District

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:21:47+00:00

Pastor
New England Conference
Mid Maine District

I don’t know when I’ve had so much fun learning!  It also dove-tailed in perfectly with some of the exercises for the Intentional Interim Training I am taking.  I would definitely recommend it to others!

Insightful, Empowering & Productive

This was the most insightful, empowering and productive two-day church-sponsored event in my 60 years of participating in numerous programs!


Jane Lee Hamman
Lay Leader
Yellowstone Annual Conference

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:23:38+00:00

Jane Lee Hamman
Lay Leader
Yellowstone Annual Conference

This was the most insightful, empowering and productive two-day church-sponsored event in my 60 years of participating in numerous programs!

Loved the Interaction

 Loved the interaction with both clergy and laity!


Carol Hansen
Lay Speaker
First UMC Billings

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:24:21+00:00

Carol Hansen
Lay Speaker
First UMC Billings

 Loved the interaction with both clergy and laity!

Transformative

This is one of the most helpful things I’ve attended in my 14 years of ministry.  I believe it will be transformative both for me personally and for the congregation I serve.  It will help me make a good place even better!


Rev. Val Colenso

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:25:29+00:00

Rev. Val Colenso

This is one of the most helpful things I’ve attended in my 14 years of ministry.  I believe it will be transformative both for me personally and for the congregation I serve.  It will help me make a good place even better!

I Wish I’d Had This

 I wish I’d had this when I began ministry!


Rev. Charles Alkula

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:26:17+00:00

Rev. Charles Alkula

 I wish I’d had this when I began ministry!

Would Have Taken Us 1 Year

We accomplished with Rebekah in 1 day what would have taken us 1 year of spiritual formation on our own!


Fr. Doug Wasinger
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Buffalo, WY

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:27:51+00:00

Fr. Doug Wasinger
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Buffalo, WY

We accomplished with Rebekah in 1 day what would have taken us 1 year of spiritual formation on our own!

The Greatest Time

This weekend of training and personality discovery with Pastor Rebekah Simon-Peter was the greatest time of continuing education I have received in my 34 years as a pastor.


Rev. Paul Duerksen
St. Paul’s UMC
Las Cruces, NM

Workshops & Retreats
5.0
2018-12-20T03:29:16+00:00

Rev. Paul Duerksen
St. Paul’s UMC
Las Cruces, NM

This weekend of training and personality discovery with Pastor Rebekah Simon-Peter was the greatest time of continuing education I have received in my 34 years as a pastor.
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Bring Rebekah to Your Congregation, District, or Conference

Click on any Workshop for more information.
Contact Us to schedule a workshop in your area.

  • The Power of Vision to Transform Your Congregation and Community

    Jesus was a visionary who dreamed big dreams. Those dreams are reflected in his prayer, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is heaven.” Although we follow this visionary, our churches are not always thriving. Why? Almost 100% of church decline is due to lack of a bold vision. Discover how to dream like Jesus in this life-giving, faith-building, interactive retreat. And how to bring those dreams to fruition.

    Rebekah Simon-Peter will lead you in the best practices to:

    • Confidently engage your people to motivate them in a new direction of ministry.
    • Reconnect your congregation with the spiritual values of the Gospel outreach to the community, ministry to the poor, and making new disciples of Jesus Christ.
    • Craft a bold vision that exponentially expands what you and your congregation thought possible.
    • Gain people’s buy-in for your vision and prevent all the work falling back on your shoulders.
    • See the new vision through to completion and make it a new reality.

    Pre-Work 

    Before the retreat, each participant completes an Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders profile.*  Based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research, this sophisticated profile reveals the best practices of crafting a vision, gaining alignment, and championing execution. Then it maps them over your particular DiSC style. Your personalized results allow you to see exactly when you’re in the zone of best practice, when you’re not, and what to do about it. You’ll gain easy-to-read-and-understand results that will inform your ministry for a lifetime.

    Three retreat options available.  Contact us to find out more.

  • Five Quantum Leaps of Faith for Next Generation Leaders

    Jesus Christ invites each of us to take the next step of faith by moving from discipleship to apostleship.  In fact he invites us to take 5 specific, inspiring leaps of faith that move us from being followers to being empowered, miracle-working leaders.  Catapult your spiritual journey to the next level as you explore and experience these 5 leaps of faith.

    • Be Fruitful and Multiply Like Jesus  There’s more to following Jesus than emulating the spiritual principles he taught.  We are also
      called to multiply ourselves as leaders.
    • Be Empowered Like Jesus  Jesus authorized his followers to do the very things he did.  Discover how to receive his authorization in your life and to put it into effect.
    • Be Accountable Like Jesus  We are called to live fully into our greatness. Practice owning your own giftedness and being accountable for living into your potential.
    • Believe Like Jesus  How did Jesus’ followers do all that he did?  The answer will surprise you.  Explore how to live beyond having faith in Jesus, to having the faith of Jesus.
    • Love Like Jesus  Jesus’ love transformed the world.  Where did it come from and how did he do it?  Discover the source of Jesus’ love and how to share it with others.

    The Workshop

    This invigorating workshop is part inspirational Bible study, part self-exploration, and part experiential spiritual growth.  It’s 100% designed to jolt you out of spiritual and vocational complacency.  Set aside what you think you know about leading like Jesus, and be prepared to discover a whole new avenue for deep spiritual growth.

  • Maximizing Your Leadership Culture

    Disciple-making is a key component in the growth and health of churches.  Yet, according to the Bible, disciples don’t make other disciples; apostles do.   In this eye-opening workshop, uncover the 5A’s of biblical apostleship and how they apply in your ministry setting.  Discover if your leadership culture is geared toward apostle-making or toward decline.  And what to do about it!

    Get ready to:

    • Revolutionize your understanding of discipleship and apostleship
    • Discover the 5 A’s of Biblical apostleship
    • Clarify what’s missing in your leadership culture and what to do about it
    • Discern your next step on the journey to apostle-making
    • Identify the secret apostle in the Bible and why that matters to your faith
  • In this fun and interactive experience, you’ll learn the 3 P’s of human behavior – pace, preference, and perspective – and how they shape and misshape group culture.  Together with your team, congregation, or leadership group, you’ll discover how they impact ministries of your church, worship and stewardship.  And what to do about it.

    As a bonus, we’ll also address a 4th P:  power.

    You’ll gain greater self-awareness and sharper decision-making skills as your congregation gains insight into their congregational culture.

    The Workshop

    This workshop is good for any size group and runs from 1-6 hours

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Create a sense of urgency that moves people forward even when they prefer a slower pace.
    • Re-invigorate ministries by merging the practical and relational preferences of people.
    • Quickly discover how to handle obstacles to change.
    • Identify why some people participate and others don’t, and how to tap into anyone’s intrinsic motivation.
    • Solve the mystery of the different perspectives that make people do what they do.
    • Speed up your congregation’s ability to embrace new ideas.
  • Increase Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence

    This fun and insightful experience will promote self-awareness, forgiveness, compassion, and understanding for you, your top leaders and members of your congregation. As a result, newfound energy unfolds, transforming the way you and your key leaders do ministry together!

    Get Ready to:

    • Enhance your people skills to create happier relationships.
    • Heighten your ability to work together for the common good.
    • Restore your faith in people while learning how to defuse tension and misunderstanding.
    • Draw out the best contributions from each of your people.
    • Learn how to bring out the best in people who frustrate you most.

    The Retreat

    Includes:

    • Leadership Retreat for you and your top staff, leaders and members
    • Insightful tool for Emotional Intelligence: Everything DiSC® Workplace profiles*
    • MyEverythingDiSC.com:  Unlimited access to post-workshop learning
    • At a Glance Tools:  Group Culture, Group Map, Team View
  • Imagine dealing with conflict without getting defensive, anxious, snarky, aggressive or passive; and without backing down, gossiping, avoiding, or freezing up.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

    The Online Workshop

    In the all-new “Mastering Conflict” online workshop, we help church leaders just like you to:

    • Understand the three hidden factors that drive destructive conflict
    • Identify and disarm your own destructive responses
      Increase your capacity to respond to conflict without fear or anxiety
    • Maximize your emotional intelligence so that conflict becomes productive not destructive  
    • Courageously tackle tough conversations with calm and confidence

    The workshop includes the brand new Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile plus follow-up tools.

    Register today, and get your personalized results immediately after completing the online profile.  You’ll be equipped with confidence to head into Advent, Christmas, and the New Year!

  • Does your congregation receive the kind of weekly and monthly offering it should?

    • Unravel the hidden messages in your weekly and annual messages about money, giving, and financial stewardship that keep giving low.
    • Identify mixed messages that sabotage giving. 
    • Create an action plan to straighten out communications and increase congregational giving.

    Each participant will be asked to bring a sample worship bulletin, as well as figures for overall congregational giving for the past 5-10 years.    During the workshop, you will create an action plan to straighten out communications and increase congregational giving.

    The Results

    • Identify the hidden barriers to asking for and receiving larger offerings.
    • Prevent unintentional communications which can sabotage giving.
    • Newfound confidence to talk about stewardship in a way that engages, not alienates, listeners.
    • Improved ability to tap into congregational generosity that ups giving.
    • Increased ease in talking about, asking for, and receiving money.

    The Workshop

    This workshop can be done in a one-day or two-day format.  

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Bring Rebekah to Your Congregation, District, or Conference

Click on any Workshop for more information.
Contact Us to schedule a workshop in your area.

  • The Power of Vision to Transform Your Congregation and Community

    Jesus was a visionary who dreamed big dreams. Those dreams are reflected in his prayer, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is heaven.” Although we follow this visionary, our churches are not always thriving. Why? Almost 100% of church decline is due to lack of a bold vision. Discover how to dream like Jesus in this life-giving, faith-building, interactive retreat. And how to bring those dreams to fruition.

    Rebekah Simon-Peter will lead you in the best practices to:

    • Confidently engage your people to motivate them in a new direction of ministry.
    • Reconnect your congregation with the spiritual values of the Gospel outreach to the community, ministry to the poor, and making new disciples of Jesus Christ.
    • Craft a bold vision that exponentially expands what you and your congregation thought possible.
    • Gain people’s buy-in for your vision and prevent all the work falling back on your shoulders.
    • See the new vision through to completion and make it a new reality.

    Pre-Work 

    Before the retreat, each participant completes an Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders profile.*  Based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research, this sophisticated profile reveals the best practices of crafting a vision, gaining alignment, and championing execution. Then it maps them over your particular DiSC style. Your personalized results allow you to see exactly when you’re in the zone of best practice, when you’re not, and what to do about it. You’ll gain easy-to-read-and-understand results that will inform your ministry for a lifetime.

    Three retreat options available.  Contact us to find out more.

  • Five Quantum Leaps of Faith for Next Generation Leaders

    Jesus Christ invites each of us to take the next step of faith by moving from discipleship to apostleship.  In fact he invites us to take 5 specific, inspiring leaps of faith that move us from being followers to being empowered, miracle-working leaders.  Catapult your spiritual journey to the next level as you explore and experience these 5 leaps of faith.

    • Be Fruitful and Multiply Like Jesus  There’s more to following Jesus than emulating the spiritual principles he taught.  We are also
      called to multiply ourselves as leaders.
    • Be Empowered Like Jesus  Jesus authorized his followers to do the very things he did.  Discover how to receive his authorization in your life and to put it into effect.
    • Be Accountable Like Jesus  We are called to live fully into our greatness. Practice owning your own giftedness and being accountable for living into your potential.
    • Believe Like Jesus  How did Jesus’ followers do all that he did?  The answer will surprise you.  Explore how to live beyond having faith in Jesus, to having the faith of Jesus.
    • Love Like Jesus  Jesus’ love transformed the world.  Where did it come from and how did he do it?  Discover the source of Jesus’ love and how to share it with others.

    The Workshop

    This invigorating workshop is part inspirational Bible study, part self-exploration, and part experiential spiritual growth.  It’s 100% designed to jolt you out of spiritual and vocational complacency.  Set aside what you think you know about leading like Jesus, and be prepared to discover a whole new avenue for deep spiritual growth.

  • Maximizing Your Leadership Culture

    Disciple-making is a key component in the growth and health of churches.  Yet, according to the Bible, disciples don’t make other disciples; apostles do.   In this eye-opening workshop, uncover the 5A’s of biblical apostleship and how they apply in your ministry setting.  Discover if your leadership culture is geared toward apostle-making or toward decline.  And what to do about it!

    Get ready to:

    • Revolutionize your understanding of discipleship and apostleship
    • Discover the 5 A’s of Biblical apostleship
    • Clarify what’s missing in your leadership culture and what to do about it
    • Discern your next step on the journey to apostle-making
    • Identify the secret apostle in the Bible and why that matters to your faith
  • In this fun and interactive experience, you’ll learn the 3 P’s of human behavior – pace, preference, and perspective – and how they shape and misshape group culture.  Together with your team, congregation, or leadership group, you’ll discover how they impact ministries of your church, worship and stewardship.  And what to do about it.

    As a bonus, we’ll also address a 4th P:  power.

    You’ll gain greater self-awareness and sharper decision-making skills as your congregation gains insight into their congregational culture.

    The Workshop

    This workshop is good for any size group and runs from 1-6 hours

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Create a sense of urgency that moves people forward even when they prefer a slower pace.
    • Re-invigorate ministries by merging the practical and relational preferences of people.
    • Quickly discover how to handle obstacles to change.
    • Identify why some people participate and others don’t, and how to tap into anyone’s intrinsic motivation.
    • Solve the mystery of the different perspectives that make people do what they do.
    • Speed up your congregation’s ability to embrace new ideas.
  • Increase Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence

    This fun and insightful experience will promote self-awareness, forgiveness, compassion, and understanding for you, your top leaders and members of your congregation. As a result, newfound energy unfolds, transforming the way you and your key leaders do ministry together!

    Get Ready to:

    • Enhance your people skills to create happier relationships.
    • Heighten your ability to work together for the common good.
    • Restore your faith in people while learning how to defuse tension and misunderstanding.
    • Draw out the best contributions from each of your people.
    • Learn how to bring out the best in people who frustrate you most.

    The Retreat

    Includes:

    • Leadership Retreat for you and your top staff, leaders and members
    • Insightful tool for Emotional Intelligence: Everything DiSC® Workplace profiles*
    • MyEverythingDiSC.com:  Unlimited access to post-workshop learning
    • At a Glance Tools:  Group Culture, Group Map, Team View
  • Imagine dealing with conflict without getting defensive, anxious, snarky, aggressive or passive; and without backing down, gossiping, avoiding, or freezing up.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

    The Online Workshop

    In the all-new “Mastering Conflict” online workshop, we help church leaders just like you to:

    • Understand the three hidden factors that drive destructive conflict
    • Identify and disarm your own destructive responses
      Increase your capacity to respond to conflict without fear or anxiety
    • Maximize your emotional intelligence so that conflict becomes productive not destructive  
    • Courageously tackle tough conversations with calm and confidence

    The workshop includes the brand new Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile plus follow-up tools.

    Register today, and get your personalized results immediately after completing the online profile.  You’ll be equipped with confidence to head into Advent, Christmas, and the New Year!

  • Does your congregation receive the kind of weekly and monthly offering it should?

    • Unravel the hidden messages in your weekly and annual messages about money, giving, and financial stewardship that keep giving low.
    • Identify mixed messages that sabotage giving. 
    • Create an action plan to straighten out communications and increase congregational giving.

    Each participant will be asked to bring a sample worship bulletin, as well as figures for overall congregational giving for the past 5-10 years.    During the workshop, you will create an action plan to straighten out communications and increase congregational giving.

    The Results

    • Identify the hidden barriers to asking for and receiving larger offerings.
    • Prevent unintentional communications which can sabotage giving.
    • Newfound confidence to talk about stewardship in a way that engages, not alienates, listeners.
    • Improved ability to tap into congregational generosity that ups giving.
    • Increased ease in talking about, asking for, and receiving money.

    The Workshop

    This workshop can be done in a one-day or two-day format.  

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