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October 28, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

NWC Church Chair Training

John Maxwell said it best, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

Serving as chair of a church leadership team is a high and holy calling, yet one very few feel equipped for. The ECC, in partnership with the Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Conferences, has developed a one-day training for Church-Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and those who are expected to take on one of these responsibilities in the near future. The Northwest Conference is excited to bring this training to our region.

The training is intended to provide a strong foundation for Lay Leaders who fulfill one of these key roles on their Leadership Team. We want to ensure board chairs are resourced in this role, so that Lay Leaders can work in partnership with pastors to move the mission of the church forward in healthy ways.

Who is this for?

The training is available to up to two people from a single church who serve as Church-Chair, Vice-Chair, or anyone who will be assuming one of these roles in the NWC. There is no registration fee for attending the one-day training. All travel and lodging costs, however, are the responsibility of each attendee or church. Suggested hotels will be provided for those who require/desire a Friday night stay.

Topics to be covered:

  • Meeting planning and facilitation
  • Team development
  • Relationship with the lead pastor
  • Managing conflict
  • Managing pastoral transition
  • Succession planning
  • Understanding financial statements and budgets
  • Church insurance and risk management
  • ECC mission priorities
  • Constitution and bylaws
  • Digital communication strategies

Each topic is developed and presented by a subject matter expert:

  • Alan Forsman – Management Consultant, Ordained Pastor & Covenant Church Advisor/Trainer
  • Michael White – Lead Pastor, Harbor Covenant Church (Gig Harbor, WA) via video
  • Mike Hagen – Experienced Church Chair at Harbor Covenant via video
  • Will Davidson – Chair, Pacific Southwest Conference Executive Board
  • Jean Cheng-Gorman – Director of Ministerial Health, PSWC via video
  • Kara Stromberg – Superintendent, NWC
  • Brad Hedberg – Partner, Rockwood Company, Insurance & Risk Advisor to the ECC
  • Rollie Persson – Vice President, National Covenant Properties

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October 28, 2023
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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New City Covenant Church
6400 Tracy Ave.
Edina, MN 55439 United States