Congregational Development

Mutual Ministry Review: To secure a trained facilitator, please review the 2023-2024 MMR trained facilitators list. Your congregation will work directly with the facilitator of your choice to schedule a Mutual Ministry Review. It is highly recommended that congregations provide their facilitator with a consulting fee (to be negotiated). For further information regarding Mutual Ministry Reviews, contact Canon d’Rue Hazel.

College for Congregational Development: The College for Congregational Development equips lay leaders and clergy in congregational and organizational development. The College is a 2-year initiative that includes readings, facilitation, teamwork, a content exam, and the completion of two projects within each participant’s own congregation. To strengthen leadership within parishes, it is encouraged that churches send groups of clergy and lay leaders to take part in the College as a team. For more information contact the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham.

Congregational Vitality Resources: This work includes areas of vocational purpose, ministry models for program implementation, addressing conflict, and much more. Please contact the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham or Canon d’Rue Hazel for more information.

Priest-in-Charge to Rector Program:  A vital aspect of Transition Ministry, this opportunity provides a unique approach to interim ministry. For more information contact the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham.

Development of Collaborative Ministry (Yoking congregations and/or sharing ministry): For more information contact the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham.