Leadership

Events, notices and stories about leadership offerings from BC Conference.

Holy Shift: Innovation and Our Story

Start Date: 
Oct 20 2017 - 7:00pm - Oct 22 2017 - 1:00pm

What is the future of Church in the 21st century and how do we tell the story of our faith in this context?

Holy Shift is a dynamic learning conference for congregation members, staff and clergy to share ideas, connect and dream about the unfolding of Spirit in their communities.

Held in Parksville at Knox United on Oct 20-22, this year’s event features Beth Ann Estock, author of Weird Church: Welcome to the 21st Century, and Kelli Walker-Jones, author of Know Your Story and Lead with It: The Power of Narrative in Clergy Leadership. Beth Ann’s book meshes spiral dynamics with analysis and examples of new expressions of faith communities in the 21st century.

A must-read for anyone daring to innovate!

Full details are on the Leadershift website. Read the poster!

Registration is now open and available here.

Mission-focused Performance management with Susan Beaumont

Start Date: 
Nov 15 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

At the heart of any faith community is mission, not tasks. Yet so often we aren’t sure how to tie the performance of staff and volunteers to mission instead of output. In this one day workshop get the tools and vision to lead staff and volunteers in a way that supports mission and generates excitement and passion.

Author, Alban consultant and spiritual director Susan Beaumont brings decades of experience working with churches of all sizes to create teams that understand their purpose and how they will be evaluated for their work. Help your team reach its full potential so it can best serve God’s mission in your community.

Northwood United Church, 8855-156th Street, Surrey, BC

COST: $150 for one day, or $225 for both this workshop and the Adaptive Change workshop.

See the Leadershift website for information about all workshops.

To register, click here.

Questions? Contact leadershiftinfo [at] gmail [dot] com (Rhian Walker).

Adaptive Change: Leading through change with Susan Beaumont

Start Date: 
Nov 14 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Have you have ever struggled with a problem that will not go away? The solutions may often seem obvious, such as the need for a new approach or tool, a different process, or better communication. Yet you seem to face unexpected resistance to these seemingly “obvious” fixes or the problem stubbornly persists. You may be facing an adaptive challenge.

Back by popular demand, this introductory course helps you identify and make progress on a leadership challenge in your own life. Author, Alban Institute consultant and spiritual director Susan Beaumont works with church leaders to evolve to a new model of leadership that better responds to the changing context of our time.

Northwood United Church, 8855-156th Street, Surrey, BC

COST: $150 for one day, $225 if you take Adaptive Change AND Mission-based team performance

To register, click here. 

Questions? Contact leadershiftinfo [at] gmail [dot] com (Rhian Walker).

M&P 101 Training workshop Burnaby

Start Date: 
May 13 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

What?
M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

Who?
M&P Committee Members
Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!
Open to all in the Fraser and Westminster Presbyteries.

 

 

When?
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where?
Jubilee United Church
7591 Gray Ave
Burnaby, BC V5J 3Z4

Cost?
Free! With the option to purchase lunch for $15, payable at the door.

Registration available here.  Please register so we print enough packages, order enough lunch and set up enough chairs.

M & P 101 Training workshop Victoria

Start Date: 
Apr 22 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

What?
M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

Who?
M&P Committee Members
Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!
Open to all in Victoria and area.

When?
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where?
St. Aidan's United Church
3703 St. Aidan's Street
Victoria, BC V8P 2V7

Cost?
Free! With the option to purchase lunch for $13, payable at the door.

Registration available here. Please register so we can set up enough chairs, print enough materials and order enough lunch!

NOTE: The same workshop is planned for Parksville on Saturday, May 6th if that works better for your location and schedule. Information can be found on this website.

M&P 101 Training workshop Parksville

Start Date: 
May 6 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

What?
M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

Who?
M&P Committee Members
Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!
Open to all in the Comox-Nanaimo area.

When?
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where?
Knox United Church, Parksville
345 Pym Street
Parksville, BC V9P 1C8

Cost?
Free! With the option to purchase lunch for $15, payable at the door.

Registration available here. Please register so we can set up enough chairs, print enough materials and order enough lunch!

NOTE: The same workshop is scheduled for May 6th in Victoria if that is a better fit for your location and schedule. See this page for the link to that registration. Stay tuned for announcement of M&P 101 training for Fraser and Westminster Presbyteries.

Church Amalgamation for New Life

Start Date: 
Apr 8 2017 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Workshop at Crossroads United Church, Delta.

$50 per person or $175 for 4 or more.  Includes lunch.

Register here!

If your congregation is considering partnerships with other congregations or denominations, there are no shortage of questions. What is the best model for our context? What financial information should we be aware of? How do we co-create a new vision together?

This workshop is for congregation members and their leadership teams to come together and learn from real-life examples of partnership. You will leave with a good understanding of the various models for partnership, processes and issues to work through, and inspiration on how to thrive in your new form.

Read about the workshop and the workshop leader David Raymond on the Leadershift website.

Registration also available by calling Brenda Wolff, at the BC Conference office - 604-431-0434, ext. 308.
 

M&P 101 Training workshop West Vancouver

Start Date: 
Apr 1 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

M&P 101 Training workshop - St. David's United Church

with Conference Minister Marc Coulombe

What?
M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

Who?
M&P Committee Members, Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!

 

 

When?
Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where?
St. David's United Church
1525 Taylor Way
West Vancouver, BC V7S 1N5

Cost?
Free! Lunch will be served, suggested donation $15 per person.

Registration available here.  Please register so we can set up enough chairs, print enough materials and order enough lunch!

Stay tuned for details about same workshop in Fraser/Westminster Presbyteries.

External Organizational Audit completed in 2016

Every three years the BC Conference Executive hires an independent “auditor” to look at the whole work of BC Conference (not just its finances). The goal is to make sure the work being done is following the purposes and goals of the Conference and is being done in an effective and efficient manner.

In 2016 the well-known church governance “guru”, Dan Hotchkiss, carried out the review. Since receiving his report in November the Conference Executive has been discussing it and exploring ways of following up on its recommendations.

His findings and recommendations can be read here.
 

Candidacy and Admission Board interviews

Start Date: 
May 4 2017 (All day)

Next Candidacy and Admission Board interviews are May 4, 2017.

DEADLINE for interview request is March 26, 2017.  Please complete this form to request an interview.

 

 

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