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."
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
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