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The College for Congregational Development

UPDATE: Registration for the 2022 College for Congregational Development is currently full. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, click on the link below. Thank you.

About the college

The College for Congregational Development is a comprehensive training program that originated in the Diocese of Olympia in Western Washington. It seeks to nurture and develop congregational development practitioners from within existing parish lay and clergy leadership.

The College is a two-year program that includes readings, homework, presentation, working in teams, the completion of a content exam and the completion of two back-home projects. Because the College seeks to improve the way that leaders function in congregations, congregations are strongly encouraged to send clergy-lay teams to the College.

Visit the CCD website to learn more.

The College’s aims are:

  • Healthy, faithful, sustainable congregations fulfilling their calling to be the Body of Christ in a particular place and time and among a particular people.
  • Congregations that are grounded in a robust identity rooted in an Anglican ethos and spirituality.
  • Leaders that are both self-defined and connected to their communities of faith. Leaders who are both aware of and responsive to the particular challenges and opportunities before them. Leaders who can help their faith communities engage and respond to their challenges and opportunities.
  • A common language and community of practice around congregational development in the Diocese. Stronger connections among congregational leaders for the purposes of learning, community, mutual encouragement, and inspiration.
  • The creation of useful training programs that can be shared freely and used by others in the broader Church.

The Details

Dates: June 5-11, 2022

Cost: $800          Cost w/Scholarship : $350
Cost includes stay, meals, and materials.

Scholarships:  We currently have partial scholarships available  to members of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan only.

Location:  The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit

Overnight housing will be provided on the Wayne State University Campus.  This is for both lay and ordained leaders!