Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Berlin Mennonite Church 
4718 US Route 62
Berlin, OH 44610

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Jeff Hochstetler 
Berlin Mennonite Church 

Healthy Congregations Workshop 

The Healthy Congregations Workshop uses the insights of family systems theory to help church leaders become more effective stewards of their congregation's health.

Berlin Mennonite Church will host this workshop, which will be led by Bill Blank, associate director of Lombard Mennonite Peace Center in Lombard, Illinois.

Who will benefit?

This workshop is desgined for pastors and other church staff, lay leaders and other congregational members. It is for anyone interested in enhancing their capacity to manage self in a non-anxious and responsible way, whether in the church, the home, the workplace, or the community.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, April 5

6:30-7 p.m.           Registration

7-9:30 p.m.           What is Systems Thinking?

                            Video Case Study: "The Anxious Congregation/The                                 Responsible Congregation"

Saturday, April 6

9-10:30 a.m.         Healthy Congregations Respond to Anxiety

                             Healthy Congregations Invite Differentiation of Self

10:30-10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45-Noon           Healthy Congregations Focus on Strength

                              Healthy Congregations Manage Conflict

Noon-1 p.m.          Lunch

1-2:30 p.m.            In Healthy Congregations, Leaders Challenge                                          People

                              In Healthy Congregations, Leaders Focus on                                            Mission

2:30-2:45 p.m.       Break

2:45-4:30 p.m.       In Healthy Congregations, Leaders Promote Health                                Through their Presence and Functioning

                               Planning for a Healthier Congregation