LCMC Workshops & Regional Events
LCMC Workshops & Regional Events
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 Mark, Dan, or Perry to schedule a workshop in your area! (Bios and contact info for the staff members listed here can be found on our Staff Page.)
Church Planting Workshops
Dan Clites – Our Coordinator for Church Planting Development offers church planting workshops for existing congregations as well as new congregations. To learn more about these training opportunites, click here. We also offer an online video course called Church Planting 101, which can be found in our mobile app, or by clicking here.
Call Committee Workshops
Perry Fruhling, our Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry, is accepting invitations to conduct an eight-hour workshop to train Call Committee Coaches - an initiative to equip volunteers, both lay and clergy, around the country - to help resource and encourage congregational call committees if and when they seek additional support.
If your church would desire to host a call committee workshop for your region, please contact Pastor Perry Fruhling (firstname.lastname@example.org), LCMC Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry. We are happy to bring the live workshop to your church and area as we invite surrounding churches (100-200 mile radius) to participate. The advantage of attending a live workshop is the opportunity to ask specific questions and wrestle with the special circumstances in which your church finds itself. Sharing with and learning from one another is another huge reason to attend.
Hosting is as simple as providing a lunch along with coffee, and snacks for attendees (for which we’ll ask for a donation from participants). If you have a projector and screen it is an enormous plus! What a difference you can make in the kingdom of Christ as you welcome others for this important information sharing!
A video version of this workshop is also available. For more information, click here.
From Membership to Discipleship
Mark Vander Tuig – This is a conversation about the real work of the body of Christ to get on with mission, both as a congregation (corporately) and to help people see that we are now, each of us, missionaries and disciples who follow Jesus, in our own communities.
Gratitude: the Cornerstone of Generosity
Mark Vander Tuig – This workshop focuses on financial stewardship. Outlined is a Biblical discussion of giving, what is a tithe, giving freely and with joy. It is also a look at how our culture views money. Also included in the workshop is a look at the use of our time and our personal gifts.
Training to Be Witnesses
Mark Vander Tuig – This workshop is about learning to talk about Jesus with others in a way that is normal and natural. Discovering a Biblical concept of witnessing and training in developing a personal statement of faith. The other methods of evangelism are also identified in the hope that takes away some of the fear, unrealistic expectations and anxiety over this aspect of every believer’s life.
Leaders who Follow Jesus
Mark Vander Tuig – This workshop is designed specifically for those in the congregation who carry any kind of a leadership role in the ministry of the church. The focus is on servant leadership modeled by Jesus. Personal style and spiritual gifting is included in the discovery of leadership style and purpose. Leadership is given to serve Jesus, His church, and the world for which Jesus died.
Church Council Workshop
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. WATCH VIDEO SERIES >>
Conflict Resolution Workshops
Perry Fruhling – This workshop covers the basics of emotional systems within congregations as well as families and individuals. Participants gain a Biblical understanding as well as hands-on experience in conflict resolution. Reconciliation and forgiveness as well as empathetic listening and responses are a key part of the training.
Intentional Interim Ministry Training
A change of pastors is a significant and sometimes traumatic event in the life of the church, and congregations often need the services of a trained intentional interim pastor who can lead them through the change and transition in a healthy manner. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of well-trained, intentional interim pastors available, and the need has never been greater. This is an abbreviated course of basic education for the intentional interim pastor. We ask that those enrolled bring a serious commitment to learning and conscientious determination to healthy practice of interim ministry. This course is not intended to be exhaustive, but the first Introductory step in a continuous learning process.