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e-Newsletter - Volume 3, Number 42
You Have Access To Today's FREE Video Webcast with George Bullard: Simply Click Into The Event!
by Bill Anderton

All those who have registered for this event AND all members of the Connected Community automatically have access to today's event with George Bullard, President of The Columbia Partnersip. "George Bullard Talks Transforming Congregations" will introduce three new online-learning courses for congregational transformation.

If you have received this e-mail message, you are already on the list of those who have access and all you have to do is click on the link below and log in! 

The video stream of the pre-show will begin at 20 minutes before the hour and the main presentation will start at the top of the hour; 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT and 11am PDT.

If you can, plan on dropping in to see  the pre-show starting 20 minutes before the top of the hour. The pre-show period will give you plenty of time to log in and get situated before the beginning of the main section of the video.

To participate in this event, simply click here and log into the Connected Community.

In addition to having access to the video, you also have access to the Virtual Classroom for this event which will provide a preview of a small portion of the interactive features that will be featured in the three new courses we are offering. 


 Arrive Early and Log In

If have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password?" link on the log-in screen you will see when you click on the link above.

If you arrive late, as a safety measure, you can view the video for the event using the public live video player by clicking here. However, you will still want to log in when you can so you can participate in the full Virtual Classroom (log-in required) for this event. The Virtual Classroom for this event will be open through next month.

About the Courses

TransformingTheChurch.org and Christian College are collaborating with The Columbia Partnership to bring leaders and champions a series of online courses to prepare congregations to engage in transitions and changes that may lead to their transformation.

Beginning in September 2013 the first three courses will be offered and led by George Bullard of The Columbia Partnership. They will be seven week courses and will involve on-demand videos, live interaction with George, and opportunities to dialogue online on the TransfomingThechurch.org website.

The three courses will be $99.00 each. Each couse will be seven weeks and contain a total of approximately five to six hours of recorded lectures PLUS seven 60-minute live interactive sessions with George Bullard.

Transforming Congregations with a Spiritual Strategic Journey

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.

Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict

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.

Congregational Choices: Transitions and Changes for FaithSoaring

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.

To Register or For Details

Click here for details and/or to register.

Our Connected Community

Our Connected Community is the virtual "student union building" of our electronic campus. Access is free and open to all. It provides news and information about all of our courses, free and fee-based communities and events.

The Connected Community is also the home of our free and ticketed events; regular online interactive productions on topics of interest to the whole Church.

The Connected Community also connects you with others of similar interests from clergy and members of churches all around North America.

The Connected Community allows churches and individuals — previously unconnected — to exchange effective ideas, projects and education for worship, transformation, mission, outreach, evangelism, fund raising and other ministries.

The Connected Community allows church people to also exchange concerns and prayers; to seek support from one another in a collegial learning environment.

If you are already a member,
click here to enter the community. 

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