Congregational Leadership Conferences

2017 Congregational Leadership Conferences

Building a Christian Community

Each spring Bishop Barry invites us to gather for regional Congregational Leadership Conferences (CLCs), as we seek to strengthen our service to the church through learning, connecting and gaining best practices for our church life.

These leadership conferences, sponsored by the Office of the Bishop, are designed for clergy, vestry members, treasurers and other program leaders in your church. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no cost to participate - registration is required. Check in, coffee and conversation begins at 9 a.m.; the program runs from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This year there are a variety of offerings at our different regional sites, so look below to choose the program that fits you best (and you are welcome to attend more than one!)

Click on the Location below to see Plenary and Workshop descriptions.

St. John's, Petaluma
February 11, 2017
 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Plenary Conversation - Asset Based Community Development in the Congregation

St. Luke's, Woodland
February 25, 2017
 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Plenary Conversation - Benedictine Spirituality:
Strengthening Your Congregation’s Life Together

All Saints', Redding 
March 4, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30pm

Plenary Conversation - Benedictine Spirituality:
Strengthening Your Congregation’s Life Together

Christ Church, Eureka - Registration Coming Soon
May 13, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30pm

Click Here to Register for the
2017 Congregational Leadership Conferences

Event Schedule

To view the 2017 CLC Event Schedule, please click here.

You can select your workshops at the event. Workshops will include:

"What Have I Gotten Myself Into?" An Introduction to Vestry/Mission Committee Ministry for First-time Members - Bishop Barry

Organizing for Effective Action: Best Practices for Organizing Vestry/Mission Committee Meetings - Canon Andrea

Toxic Charity and Community Engagement - Anne Clarke

Community Resiliency and the Asset Map - Margaret Dunning

Communicating the Good News - Paula Schaap

Financial Best Practices and Employee Benefits Resources -Lisa Bruno and Tamoya Bell

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