JOIN US AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS:

Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

at AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church
5021 Wheeler Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
on Zoom

What would your congregation do if you received an unexpected gift of $200,000 with no strings attached? Would you spend it on the building, put it in investments, or give it away? Specifically, how would you decide how to use the funds?

Most church leaders are familiar with the decision making processes we learn in business. We gather facts, weigh the options, and vote using Robert Rules to get to consensus. But churches have a different purpose and may sometimes need a different way to determine what to do.

This workshop will introduce the creative and spiritual process of discernment which helps us answer the important question – what would God want us to do with that money? Participants will learn the difference between decision making and discernment and receive specific tools, techniques, resources, and roles to listen for the guiding of the Holy Spirit.

This gathering will be helpful for pastors and everyone involved in guiding the future of your congregation. We encourage congregations to send a team of leaders so you can learn together. 

This workshop will be facilitated by Rev. Eric Heinekamp, Transformational General Presbyter and Stated Clerk. 

Questions? Please contact the office.

Please register by April 10 (below) for the April 13 event

Cost: $10 — covers coffee & pastries – lunch is not provided

Register for the Zoom gathering by clicking the button >
There is no charge for the April 25 event.

Sponsored by the Visioning and Assembly Planning Committee as they seek to assist our churches to become more Vital Congregations.

Register for April 13 (in person) Discernment Workshop

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