What We Do

Workshops

We are not able to schedule workshops outside the United States.

Internationals, please contact Exodus Global Alliance for help in your area.

 

Transforming Congregations has developed a six-step model to help local church leaders discern their readiness for ministry with the sexually confused, broken and sinful. The model has been developed into a practical workshop called "Forward Into Ministry."

 

Forward into Ministry

 

The workshop is not a packaged program or a "one size fits all" because the Holy Spirit calls and empowers each church in unique ways to address the specific needs of its congregation and community. But the practical suggestions will help ensure that a solid foundation for ministry is laid. Through PowerPoint and video presentations, lecture and discussion, and small group interaction, attendees are challenged to consider the joys and challenges of this kind of ministry and to develop a preliminary plan for implementation in their local church. 

 

"Forward into Ministry" has been presented in 45-90 minute formats at regional and national conferences. In a local church or community setting, it's most effectively done in a half-day format or a weekend leadership retreat setting. (Check our "Calendar" page to see if there are any currently scheduled workshops in your area.)

 

There are is no set fee for the "Forward into Ministry" workshop, but host churches or groups are expected to provide a speaker's honorarium and to reimburse all travel expenses - mileage and airfare, housing and meals. For more information or to begin the booking process, contact Director Karen Booth at 608-325-5712 or transcong@aol.com.

Here's what some participants have said about the "Forward into Ministry" workshop:

  • "I realized my attitudes toward gay and lesbians needed to change. After the workshop, I was far more confident - and compassionate - talking to a same-sex couple in my church." 

  • "Very well organized. Good steps for showing love and understanding."

  • "Good motivation for churches."

  • "It made me wrestle with how I will present sexual purity information to my youth."

  • "Informative. Not pretentious, but very realistic. Thank you for resources and guidance."

  • "You opened my eyes with the statistics about sexual immorality."

  • "You wisely directed us to the Holy Spirit for the specifics of ministry."

  • "I wish it could be longer. There was so much to learn!"

  • "The resources are God-sent. Thank you!"

  • "Great fellowship, too."

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