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e-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 63
First Call with Bob Dale for "Cultivating Perennial Churches: Guide to Long-Term Growth" Is Today!
by Bill Anderton

The first live conference call for"Cultivating Perennial Churches: Guide to Long-Term Growth" starts today, Thursday, April 24th at 3:30pm EDT/2:30pm CDT.

The live session will be done in a conference call. Instructions and the access code for the call can be found in the Virtual Classroom. See the "Live Audio Conference Call" button the the sidebar on the right side of most pages in the Virtual Classroom. The direct link to this page is https://www.transformingthechurch.org/pages/BD-01_audio_conference_calls

Audio Access Telephone Numbers:
TeleWorship Local : 1-(513) 977-8981 (from anywhere) TeleWorship Toll Free : 1-(866) 844-6291 (from North America)

You can dial into the conference bridge using either of the numbers shown above.

You will then hear the prompts of our auto-attendant. When prompted please enter your access code:

Access Code: 2664217

The conference bridge will be opened 20 minutes before the starting time of the class. You're welcome to enter the class and chat with your classmates until the start of the class. Please be on the call before the start of the class so we can start promptly.

New Video Tutorial: Entering and Navigating Your Virtual Classroom

We just completed a new video tutorial about entering and navigating our Virtual Classroom. If you are new to online distance learning, this tutorial will help you get off to a good start using some of the basic features of our website and its Virtual Classrooms.

Click here to see the tutorial (login required)

Be Sure You Have the Book

Be sure to order your textbook for "Cultivating Perennial Churches: Guide to Long-Term Growth" with Bob.

This course is based on Bob's book of the same name from Chalice Press which will be used as the course textbook. If you have not yet purchased the book, you can order it from the Class Bookstore in the Virtual Classroom.

Click here to go to the online class bookstore. (login required)

Our online bookstore is operated in partnership with Chalice Press, the publisher, so we have plenty of books available. Your order will be fulfilled and shipped directly from Chalice Press's fulfillment center.


Cultivating Perennial Churches: Guide to Long-Term Growth

This course explores the reasons some churches grow perennially—season after season—while most churches don't. It will identify seven principles for perennial strength. Follow the exciting and informative histories of seven perennial congregations. Learn the theology and practices that undergird perennial health and growth. Understand how perennial leaders create root systems to sustain long-term vitality in congregations.

About This Course

This course is entirely online; no travel is required and all you need to participate is an web browser and a suitable broadband Internet connection.

The course is conducted over a period of six weeks. In this period, each student will watch the week's video-on-demand lecture and then meet together via a live interactive conference call to discuss the week's assignment with Bob and other members of the class as well as ask any questions you might have.

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.

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