Congregational Development

The College for Congregational Development is...

- A program that builds skills and increases capacity for participants to develop congregations of all sizes, locations and conditions in to more faithful, healthy and effective communities of faith.

- A training program designed to increase leadership capacity and refine facilitation skills necessary to lead meetings, small groups and teaching sessions.

- An opportunity to equip participants with tools to assess the needs of their congregation, to develop strategies for its growth and vitality, and focus energy on its priorities.

- A curriculum that teaches participants the skills to lead change processes, manage conflict and articulate the identity and purpose of their congregation.

- A two-year, comprehensive training program for laity and clergy.

- A learning opportunity grounded in both organizational development theory and practice; in congregational development theory and practice; and in the unique ecclesial tradition, beliefs and character of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church.

Attendees who have registered or were planning to attend the weeklong session, scheduled for May 31 - June 5, will be moved to the weekend sessions that are scheduled for Oct 16 - 18, 2020 and Mar 19 - 21, 2021 at The Bishop's Ranch. If you have already registered for the weeklong session, you will be contacted by the Office of the Bishop with more details.


Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 9:00 am - Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 4:00 pm PT -AND-

Fri, Mar 19, 2021, 9:00 am - Sun, Mar 21, 2020, 4:00 pm PT  

Click here to register for the weekend sessions.

Where: The Bishop's Ranch

5297 Westside Road

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Standard tuition is $700 for those parishes in the Diocese of Northern California and $900 for those outside of the Diocese of Northern California.

For more information about these events and opportunities, please contact the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin at or 916-442-6918 ext. 214 or Kati Braak, Director of Operations, at or 916-442-6918 ext. 228.

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