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e-Newsletter - Volume 3, Number 43
Replays of the July 24th Live Event Posted In Our Connected Community
by Bill Anderton

All those who registered for this event AND all other members of the Connected Community can now see the video-on-demand replays of the video webcast with George Bullard, President of The Columbia Partnersip. 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. 

This over an hour of high-quality FREE video content!

To enter this FREE Virtual Classroom, simply click here and log into the Connected Community. (log-in is required)


If You Have Forgotten Your Password

If have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password?" link on the log-in screen (just below the log-in fields) when you click on the link above.

You will then be presented your password hint (if you set one up) and if that doesn't jog your memory, you will have the option of resetting your password and a temporary password will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you registered with us.

You can then use the temporary password to set up a new secret password when you first log in.

Connected Community Memberships Are FREE!

If you have friends and colleagues who would benefit from seeing the video replay of this event, they are welcome to connect with our Connected Community for access not only to these replays but all of the other FREE Connected Community content as well. Please invite as many as you wish!

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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