Strategic Planning

Living Waters Presbytery – Clusters and Networks

During the fall of 2017, Allan Reeve and I have been the consultants for Living Waters Presbytery to begin developing a culture of congregational collaboration through "clusters and networks." In less than one year, Presbyteries and Conferences in the United Church of Canada will be replaced by Regions. The mandate of the Regions will NOT include helping congregations and local ministries work collaboratively. That will be up to local churches and members. The Clustering and Networking Project was initiated by Living Waters Presbytery to help local churches prepare for this change. Over the coming year Allan and I will help Living [...]

Hosting Sacred Conversations – Kingston

What if we learned new ways to host conversations that mattered? This past July, I co-hosted a learning event sponsored by the Transformation Fund at Kingston’s Providence Spirituality Centre. Twenty participants enjoyed three days of conversations that mattered. The church is a place where our stories get heard. The church is a place where we feel listened to, known, and appreciated for the gifts we offer to the wider good. This is the heart of church. But instead of sharing these storied gifts in the wider community we too often find ourselves spending more and more energy working just to keep […]