Congregational Vitality Training
As you may (or may not) know, Trinity has been taking part in an online Congregational Vitality Training series that our national church body, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, invited us be a part of.
In our case as a recently-merged church with our siblings from St. John's in Akron, we are in a cohort (a small focus group) that offers training and inspiration to churches who have merged or are considering merging together.
We'd love for you to come in-person and take part in our conversations live online and our reflections as a Trinity group, on Thursday afternoons this fall. We'll meet at the times below in St. John's Hall at the church. Our hope is to take our learnings and add them to our strategic planning for the future.
We do know though that many of you can't make Thursday afternoons, so this program has been recording our online sessions to view later!
Our schedule, including video links for past sessions, lies below...we'll update it as time goes on:
Past session videos
August 27 Large group (Introduction to the ministry the ELCA is doing with marginalized communities)
September 10 Cohort (Introductions, What do we hope for our time together?)
September 17 Cohort (Life Cycles: Organizations & Leaders)
September 24 Cohort (Moldy Manna)
October 1 Cohort (3 Tables & Missional Models)
October 8 Cohort (Grief) video coming soon...
Upcoming Live Training Sessions*
October 15 Cohort 3:30-5:30 pm (Logistics)
October 22 Large Group 2:00-3:30 pm (Bold in Racial Reconciliation)
October 29 Cohort 3:30-5:30 pm (Adaptive Leadership)
November 5 Cohort 3:30-5:30 pm (Mission Planning & Next Steps)
November 19 Large Group 2:00-3:30 pm (Bold in Faith Formation)
January 14, 2021 Large Group 2:00-3:30 pm (Sent with Boldness as a Public Church)
* Note: if pandemic conditions prevent us from gathering in-person for live sessions, the recorded session will be posted here as soon as it becomes available, and we will make arrangements to have reflections for participants online.