Learn and Lead

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Learn and lead smallLearn and Lead is our annual congregational development training event that presents both content and experiential learning opportunities for leadership of our congregations. Learn and Lead in the past has explored important topics such as stewardship, communications, hospitality for evangelism, and leadership.

Starting with a topical keynote, the day’s agenda allows participants to choose among a number of workshops to enhance their knowledge and capacity. Our goal is to empower participants to carry their learning back to their congregations for implementation.

Learn and Lead 2017:

“But We’ve Never Done It That Way Before!”

Understanding Generational Differences in Our Congregations

Saturday, March 18  9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

(coffee and light refreshments beginning at 8 a.m. during onsite check-in, compliments of Thrivent Financial)

St. Mary’s Church, Portsmouth 

Register here.


Who will want to come? 

Who needs to come? 

Lay and clergy teams from each parish, including:
Finance and stewardship leaders

who are wondering how to make it possible for everyone in the church to be generous, and how to facilitate giving beyond the annual pledge cards;

Communication leaders who produce newsletters, websites, emails, etc.

who want to be sure their messages reach people of all ages;

Adult and youth formation leaders

who wonder what might be the best practices for Christian education today, given our diversity of generational needs;

Members who invite others to contribute their time and talent 

who want to learn what prompts each generation to serve;

Parents and grandparents 

who wonder why their children and grandchildren might not be attending church regularly.

This is going to be a day filled with new information and insights that will help each of us not only with our work in the church, but also in our jobs, and with our families and friends. We hope you will join us!

You can register here. Registration, which includes the cost of a box lunch  is $10.

Questions: e-mail Betsy@episcopalri.org or call 401 274-4500.