College for Congregational Development met in June at the Claggett Center
The college is a comprehensive training program that seeks to equip lay leaders and clergy in congregational and organization development to more effectively lead their communities.
Approximately 50 trainers and students met June 5-11 at the Claggett Center in Adamstown, Maryland to learn to develop healthy, faithful, sustainable churches and live into their calling to be the Body of Christ in their own place and time and people.
The goals of the College are:
- Congregations that are deeply grounded in their own Episcopal identity, in a way that fits with their context.
- Leaders who know the challenges and opportunities they face and are equipped to respond, both individually and together with their faith communities.
- A common language and culture of practice of congregational development throughout the Diocese, recognizing that this is possible for churches of all sizes, locations, and conditions.
- Connections among leaders within and between congregations that strengthen shared learning, encouragement, community, and inspiration.
The College is offered each summer as an intensive summer week-long program at The Claggett Center. Next year the College will be meeting June 25 - July 1, 2023, and beginning in the fall of 2023 will also be offered as a series of weekend seminars.
If you have questions or would like more information please email or call the Rev. Kristin Krantz.
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