|SFTS to Host Assessment Workshop for New Church Planters
On September 29 – October 2
San Francisco Theological Seminary will host a workshop called “Discerning
Missional Leadership: Church Planters Assessment.” This event is designed to help participants
explore their leadership capacity for new and innovative expressions of
“church” or some form of a new worshipping community.
Over the course of three days,
those with a desire to initiate a worshipping community or even begin a congregation
will experience the opportunity to assess the skills they have or will need to
initiate successful new worshipping communities.
SFTS Alumni President, Jack
Hodges, who knows the program, said the workshop is a great opportunity for any
individual or group of individuals to discover the gifts and grace that have
been identified as helpful in church planting.
“This will be a great
experience for anyone from any denomination who has a desire to start
something from the ground up,” Hodges said.
The workshop will use various
approaches for assessing skills including reflections, interviews, the Strengths
Finder, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Attendees will also receive solid feedback from experienced mentors.
In partnership with SFTS, 1001
New Worshipping Communities, a program of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will host the workshop. Craig Williams of the
Presbyterian Centers for New Church Innovation will lead the event. In
March, Williams was on the campus of San Francisco Theological Seminary for “Get
in the Game,” a one day workshop for those interested in creating new worship
communities within the PC(USA).
The cost to attend the
workshop is $675 for an individual, $776 for a couple. For full time seminary students who are not Doctor
of Ministry students, the cost is $325 for an individual and $425 for a
couple. This price includes the cost of
the assessment, housing, and most meals.