Shown below are all of the courses and events that are part of The Columbia Partnership series. To register for any of the course or events, click on the items at the bottom of the page to browse the details and/or register for the course or event. Click here to see our entire Dynamic Catalog.
Featuring Dr. George Bullard, President, The Columbia Partnership
To introduce the three new courses from George Bullard, TransformingTheChurch.org hosted a live streaming video event on July 24, 2013. This event was FREE and open to all.
The replay and the Virtual Classroom set up for this are event are also FREE. The entire broadcast of "George Bullard Talks Transforming Congregations" has been posted in a FREE Virtual Classroom where you can not only watch and re-watch the videos on your own schedule, you can also use the Event Forum to ask questions and hold discussions with George and others.
The title of the event is "George Bullard Talks Transforming Congregations." The main part of the event was approximately 47 minutes plus a 20 minute preshow. This over an hour of high-quality FREE video content!
To participate all you need is a desktop or mobile device with a web browser and a broadband Internet connection. Like all of our streaming video, this live event will support desktop browsers and mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) and will automatically adjust to the maximum capacity of your broadband connection. This event will be broadcast in 1080p high-definition video for those who have sufficient bandwidth as well as eight additional lesser speeds to support almost any type of connection and device.
In this live event you will learn more about the three courses now open for registration:
This course covers elements of an assessment and learning pre-season to prepare congregational leaders for a Spiritual Strategic Journey. This Journey is a process for empowering congregations to reach their full Kingdom potential. The three seasons of the Journey are explained in a way that can—along with the required reading for the course—provide navigation for a congregation to engage in a Spiritual Strategic Journey. The goal is for a congregation to live into their Future Story of ministry as a congregational movement.
This course seeks to help congregational leaders develop the capacity to handle healthy conflict, and to know what to do when the periodic unhealthy conflict occurs. A clear assessment is provided of the seven intensities of conflict, strategies and tactics for engaging these intensities, and when and how to seek outside assistance. Conflict in congregations is often messy and emotionally draining. Congregations who use the little conflicts to develop their conflict ministry capacity often handle conflict in a healthy manner.
When congregations engage in transitions and changes that may lead to transformation they need to know more about the choices available to them that will empower them to be FaithSoaring in a manner that they may reach their full Kingdom potential. This course examines 16 choices for congregations to consider for their Journey using the categories of Stay the Course, Modify the Course, Change the Course, and Plot a New Course. They can use these choices to develop scenarios and a Future Story for their congregation.