Come and hear firsthand from Donna Claycomb Sokol and L. Roger Owens, two pastors with resurrection stories—stories about how they helped turn churches in decline into growing, thriving congregations.
A New Day in Your Congregation
Center for Leadership Excellence
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9am-3pm
Registration: $50, includes lunch
In their book, A New Day in the City, Donna and Roger challenge models that offer one-size-fits-all solutions for declining churches. Instead, they insist that there are no easy answers: “churches that need to adapt and change to thrive can’t simply replicate what someone else has done or is doing.”
In place of prefab solutions, Donna and Roger offer a framework for crucial conversations that congregations must have in order to discern their own path to renewal. These conversations shift the focus away from step-by-step strategic plans and instead frame the discussion around what it means to live into the landscape of God’s kingdom.
In this Day of Learning, Donna and Roger will focus on four key conversations that churches must have:
- The process of pruning or letting go
- An invitation to rethink vision
- Ways to rethink strategy
- How to overcome the divide that’s created between mission and evangelism
See what others have to say about Donna and Roger’s inspiring and innovative work:
“There’s a remarkable revival of the urban church in North America. Donna and Roger can help you be part of it!” ~ Retired Bishop William H. Willimon
“A New Day in the City by Donna Sokol and Roger Owens is the most accessible and helpful book on church leadership that I have read in a while.” ~Paul Nixon