Invitation to attend Church21 Parish Development Conference

Friday November 25th 2016

church21_logoChurch21 is holding a Parish Development Conference at the Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Dublin, on Saturday March 25 2017.

Church21 is about enabling parishes to develop:

  • A clearer sense of direction.
  • A clarity of focus on priorities.
  • A commitment to collaborative leadership.
  • And confidence for the future.

The process recognises that each parish is at a different stage of development and allows the parish to evaluate its own needs and to set its own agenda. Sharing the journey with other parishes offers a creative stimulus and an added degree of motivation.

The Conference runs from 10am-4pm. Subjects covered will include:

  • Getting from A to B.
  • Harnessing frustration.
  • Turning dreams into reality.
  • Stepping Stones of Parish Development.

The Rev Ian Coffey, Director of Leadership Training at Moorlands College, and internationally renowned speaker, will be the facilitator.

Participants will also be learning from churches that have embarked on their own journeys of development in very different contexts.

It is requested that in addition to the ordained leader, at least four people will attend from each parish attend and that, ideally, one will be under 45 and one under 25.

The subsidised cost is £15 / €18 per person including coffee and lunch.

For further information download a flyer or see the CHURCH21 website: To book please sign up on the website or contact the CHURCH21 Administrator Tessa Marsden on 071 9147007 by Friday February 24 2017.

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