Is your congregation struggling with fear of change, stagnation, ongoing conflict or lack of vision?
Are you feeling exhausted because there are fewer volunteers to do the work needed to raise enough funds to keep the doors open?
Stuck in an endless cycle of declining offerings and worship attendance, with no clear vision for a revitalized future?
Enduring countless meetings that are so consumed by talking about how to pay the oil bill and maintain the building that there is little or no time or energy left for anything else?
Noticing an increase in conflict because some of your members want change and others don't?
Thinking of moving from full to part-time ministry to relieve some of the financial pressure?
You're certainly not alone and I can help you turn your ship around.
With the right support, leadership skills and an intimate knowledge of the needs unique to your community context, you can be the congregation that pushes past fear and divisive conflict, innovates with what you've got, envisions a future based on reality and not pipe dreams, creates and executes a plan of action for a world-changing local mission and
In case you haven't figured it out after that last paragraph: I believe that nothing will be impossible with God. All you need to do is decide to rise.
HELLO + WELCOME!
I'm Cathy Lee Cunningham, a Harvard-trained mediator, facilitator and transformational change consultant.
I’m also an Anglican priest and a professional speaker.
If you’ve ever studied the work of the great behavioural psychologist, Abraham Maslow, you know that the degree of the well-being of the human body, mind and spirit directly impacts organizational health, relationships, productivity and success, for good or for ill.
You will know you're in trouble if you notice an increasing number of conflicts, decline in worship attendance and offerings on the plate, stress among volunteers, people leaving church altogether, or a general sense of stagnation with an inability to move forward.
When you tap into the soul of the people who make up your congregation and equip them with the opportunities and skills they need to talk about what matters most and share their challenges, dreams and visions, they will feel that their insights are valued and you will unleash a power that can be unstoppable and yes, even world-changing.
If you’re ready to summon your courage, to be transformed by a deep learning adventure, and to come to the other side of your current challenges with a timeless communication and leadership toolkit that will serve you not only professionally, but personally-
It's my sole purpose and passion to show you how it’s done.
WHO I WORK WITH
ABOUT MY NEW SCHOOL FOR
VIBRANT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Have you ever wished for learning and skill building opportunities to help your congregation get unstuck, move forward in faith, and build vibrant congregational life?
Have you yearned for learning opportunities based on your own unique parish reality and not some cookie cutter, hoped-for, pie-in-the-sky, probably-not-realistic-nor-attainable ideal, presented to you by an outsider who swoops in and swoops out without taking the time to listen?
Then, wishes can come true.
I've listened to you, I've heard you and I've developed the Vocapeace School to respond to your expressed needs.
My programs, workshops and learning intensives are specifically designed to help you surface potential stumbling blocks and deal with them so that you can move forward and use your energy to build vibrant congregational life and a realistic plan for mission that serves your unique local context with power, love and compassion.
THROUGH THE VOCAPEACE SCHOOL YOU WILL LEARN TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THIS NEW 21ST CENTURY MINISTRY FRONTIER BY GAINING THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU NEED TO BE A VIBRANT LEADER IN YOUR UNIQUE CONTEXT.
JOIN ME for these exciting, WORLD-CHANGING, new learning adventures.
Registration opens December 2015 for programs beginning in January 2016.
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