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Parish Empowerment Day
October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$20
A One-Day Workshop Designed to Empower Congregations With New Tools and Ways of Thinking About Stewardship and Abundance Join us as we welcome fundraising coach and stewardship expert the Rev. Cn. Charles LaFond for an inspirational day of missional conversations and teaching on new ways of thinking about Abundance and Stewardship within our congregations! Just imagine having access to a team of teachers within our own diocese trained to teach any clergy person or lay leader how to raise new money and new congregation members. Imagine having ready online access to hundreds of model documents needed in all aspects of development and membership marketing in which a church need only drop in names, type, and images. Imagine finding and downloading a major gifts teaching seminar, a planned giving program model, a membership campaign schedule or a pledge campaign plan with the click of a cellphone button. Imagine clergy and lay church leaders well-versed in all aspects of resource development so that their time is spent growing churches rather than ministering to anemic budgets. Through strategy and materials developed by the College for Bishops and The Episcopal Church Development Office, employing the best minds in financial development, membership marketing, congregational empowerment, and communications, we seek to make directly available to every church the teaching resources they need to raise funds and people