Congregational Learning Labs Uniquely Designed for Churches of Christ

No one knows your ministry like you do. If you’re like us, you often long for time to pause and think through how things are going and to reflect on how things might move ahead. These congregational learning labs provide you and others the context in which to unlock the energy and creativity that already exists within your congregation.
Event Dates

Upcoming Dates

Currently scheduling for 2019. Contact Josh Kingcade to discuss bringing the event to your area.

Past Dates

October 12, 2015: Kansas City Area – Sheraton Overland Park

October 13, 2015: Wichita Area – Hyatt Regency

February 29, 2016: Fort Worth Area Sheraton Downtown

April 4, 2016: Wichita Falls Area – Edgemere Church of Christ

November 6, 2016: St. Louis Area – The Heights Rec Center

November 7, 2016: Springfield (Missouri) Area: Doubletree Hotel

March 26, 2017: Chicago Area – Naperville Church of Christ

Format/Content

We will offer three different track options. Each track will begin with a 45-minute presentation by members of Memorial Road Church of Christ’s ministry staff. After a break, participants will return for a facilitated round table exercise (with others from their congregation) that will help them begin to apply the content from the first session to their particular church context.

Sample Schedule

Our events typically work best on a weeknight, but different cities have different cultures and we can adjust based on needs.

7:00-7:10 pm: Large group devotional, prayer, and instructions

7:10-7:55 pm: Part 1 of each track (presentation by MRCC staff)

7:55-8:05 pm: Break

8:05-9:00 pm: Part 2 of each track (facilitated table discussions)

Description of Tracks

Typical tracks are listed below, but we can substitute other tracks depending on suggestions and needs in a particular location.

Track 1: Congregational Hospitality

Mark Taylor (Executive Minister)
Andy Lashley (Involvement & Communications Minister)

Mark and Andy will present several methods for churches to better welcome and follow up with their guests. Participants will then discuss how effectively they believe their own churches are doing this and which ideas from the presentation could be applied to their context.

Track 2: Community Outreach

Terry Fischer (Community Outreach Minister)

Terry will present some ideas for “raising the temperature” for evangelism in your congregation. He will also share examples of effective entry points for reaching those with little or no church background. Participants will then evaluate their own congregation’s passion and resources for evangelism, identify their own welcome/entry points and set goals and specific steps for increased effectiveness.

Track 3: Adult Education

Josh Kingcade (Education Minister)

Josh will present participants with several tools for assessing long-term adult education goals and content. Participants will then begin to work on intentional learning outcomes for their education ministries.

Guest Hospitality Track in Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Adult Education Track in Fort Worth
Kansas City
Guest Hospitality Track in Kansas City
Springfield, MO
Guest Hospitality Track in Springfield, MO
Community Outreach Track in St. Louis, MO
Wichita Falls, TX
Community Outreach Track in Wichita, KS
Facilitators

These MRCC staff members facilitate the various tracks at the events. Click on their photos to learn more about them.

Terry Fischer

Josh Kingcade

Andy Lashley

Mark Taylor

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