Vital Conversations for Church Leaders

Needing a jump start of new ideas? Looking for conversation partners to explore options? Are you a new ministry leader? Join these vital conversations for church leaders to explore new ideas, learn in community, and foster creativity in ministry. The guiding principles for our vital conversations are:

  • Foster community and creativity
  • Facilitate spaces for co-creating and co-learning
  • Deepen Discipleship
  • Adapt/Strengthen Structures for Mission

We will take a deep dive on various topics through 1-day gatherings, with in-person and digital options available. In addition, optional post-event conversation cohorts are available. Scroll below to learn about our first gathering! 

Vital CHurch Modules

  • Vital Church: Communication  & Community

    Saturday, May 6th, 10am-4:30pm

    Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo

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    Join us for the second of our Vital Church Conversations! This session will focus on how we show up as leaders in our contexts and how to navigate and manage systems in order to foster healthier conversation and communities. Together we explore:

    • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
    • Systems
    • Managing Groups
    • Common traps and tools for navigating hard conversations.

    This event is geared towards congregational teams, councils or staffs, but is open to individual registrations. Included in the registration is lunch and a follow up session June 2nd, building on the strategies engaged in the first session.

    Cost: Team (up to 4 people): $125

    Individual: $50


  • Vital Church: Making Ministry Work

    This will explore congregational history, identity, and community. Together we will explore ancient and new ways of being church and organizing for ministry. This module will be helpful for any congregation or leader looking for new ideas, discerning next steps, or looking to connect more deeply with their community.

    • History and Evolution of Church Leadership
    • Inside Out Church: DNA & Identity
    • Knowing Our Community
    • Making Ministry Work Part 1
    • Making Ministry Work Part 2
    TBD Fall 2023
  • Vital Church: Putting the Word in Worship

    Saturday, October 22nd 2022

    This session explored how worship has evolved and changed and the role of worship in our life of faith. The day included both big-picture theory as well as practical tools for sermons/proclamation.