The LCMC staff is available to conduct several different workshops throughout the year. Check out our Calendar of Events to find one near you, or contact the appropriate person to schedule a workshop in your area! (Bios and contact info for the staff members listed here can be found on our Staff Page.)
Being a Safe Place
Mike Bradley – Being a Safe Place is a seminar designed to help create an atmosphere for the development of healthy leaders and disciples in the church and equip God’s people for lives of effective witness and mission in the world. This seminar is designed to help us learn how God can guide us in creating an atmosphere in which our capacity to live as Safe Place-people can be increased by God, and how He can empower us to tear down one heart, one life at a time the negative stereotype of what it means to be a Christian that permeates our culture today.
Being a safe place is simply a metaphor designed to help us be more intentional in positioning ourselves before the Lord so He can transform and empower us to think, speak, and act more like Jesus. We all need a safe place where we can build authentic relationships, struggle without judgment, ask real questions and engage in real dialogue, and get to know Jesus. This seminar can help us create an atmosphere in which we can experience these things and more.
Creating a Welcoming Environment for the Holy Spirit
Mike Bradley – The Holy Spirit was active in the life of Jesus. He was active in the lives of the disciples. And He wants to be active in and through our lives today. In this seminar, we will identify multiple ways Holy Spirit can be at work in our lives, empowering and equipping us to tangibly impact the lives of others with God’s love and God’s power. This seminar will reflect on how we can create a welcoming environment for the Holy Spirit and experience His empowering presence at work in and through our lives today.
Call Committee Workshops (Video Series)
The Call Committee Workshop is designed to help LCMC congregations who are in a transition between pastors. Each segment is designed specifically for portions of the call process which assist call teams in reflecting on steps to take as they journey together. It’s good to stop after each segment and evaluate your team’s progress. Determine your priorities in each area and what action items are needed to solidify your call process. For more information on the call process in LCMC, click here.
Church Council Workshop (Video Series)
Mark Vander Tuig – Helping leaders in the church understand their role and purpose is essential to a healthy, vital and faithful congregation. It is the purpose of our Church Council Workshops to gather as many church council members and other leaders in the church as possible, along with the pastors, to center our ministries on the Great Commission of Matthew 28. Topics for discussion in this workshop series include the purpose of the church, the Great Commission and the role of the council, the function of vision and mission, unity in the body of Christ and leadership, accepting our differences and growing up into maturity.
Church Planting Workshop (Video Series)
Dan Clites – What if every congregation in our association took Jesus' words seriously, and began to multiply it's gospel influence? This series is designed to explore the ins and outs of church planting. Topics include: assessing a mission field, developing mission-vision-values for discipleship, training a launch team, reaching unchurched people, connecting to the city, creating engaging worship and implementing financial sustainability.