|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.