Workshops

"On Your Schedule"

Weekdays, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. September-April or 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. May-August, we can schedule any of the following workshops at your request and then invite others to participate too. Please contact Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, carolynhardin.engelhardt@yale.edu or 203-432-5319 to make arrangements.
 
  • Narrative Budget: To Tell our Ministry Story
  • Sustainability Resources for Congregation Groups to Explore
  • Black History Resources to Use in Any Congregation
  • Discernment Resources for Individuals, Groups, Congregations
  • Exploring a Variety of Forms of Spiritual Nurture: Resources
  • Drama Ministry Resources for All Ages and Inviting Persons into Ministries Using Them
  • Continuing the Conversation on Race: Resources
  • Encouraging Exploration in Bible Study: Using Bible Dictionaries, Translations, and Study Bibles
  • Encouraging Exploration in Bible Study: Resources for Enjoyable Adult Groups
  • Giving Our First Fruits: A Stewardship Approach
  • Starting New Groups in Your Congregation: Resources and Topics
  • Lent: Resources for Spirituality Exploration, Bible Study, Worship, and More
  • Fair Trade: Resources for Study and Action in Congregations
  • Youth Learning Resources: Challenging and Enjoyable
  • Topics and Resources People Really Want to Explore: Forgiveness, Evil, Devil, Church History, and More
  • Discipleship Resources-Choosing for Your Congregation
  • "Musical" Bible Study Resources
  • Inviting Leaders or Participants: A Meaningful Link, Intersection, Relationship?
  • Being Green: As a Congregation, As a Household, As a Lifestyle
  • Advent: Bible Learning, Theological Exploration, Service to Others
  • Hospitality as a Congregation
  • Youth Learning Resources: Variety in Topics and Approaches!
  • Narrative Leadership Resources
  • Adult Learning: Can Be Led So Easily on So Many Interesting Themes! See the Resources!
  • Year Round Stewardship Resources
  • Learning Groups to Transform your Congregation: Resources and How to Invite
  • Identifying the Ways our Congregation is Meeting Faith Needs of Adults, Children, And Youth
  • Resources for Congregations on Climate Change/Global Warming
  • Preparing a Budget that Tells our Ministry Story: Enhancing Stewardship
  • Equipping Adult Bible Study Leaders: DVDs, leaders guides, etc.
  • Teaching Moments in a Congregation's Meetings
  • Resources for Exploring Islam or Other World Religions
  • Resources for Ministry in Residential and Extended Care Facilities: Music, DVDs, Worship, Games, Conversation Starters, Activities, Group Leaders Guides, and More
  • Learning Groups to Transform your Congregation: Resources and How to Invite
  • Worship and Eco-Justice Themes including Special Days
  • Adult Learning Events: Responding to Current Events: Opportunity to Start New Groups
  • Ministries of the Congregation for a Variety of Learning Styles: Resources for Spirituality, Mission, Evangelism, Learning and match to learning styles
  • Resources for Youth Ministry Involving Families: Individual, Ongoing group, Events
  • Body of Christ Worships: Schedule for all to Participate All the time: Theology of what worship is and who the Body of Christ is
  • Praying and Stewardship: writing prayers for offering, seeing samples: sentences before offering, thanksgiving for everything in congregation to accent gratitude; newsletter and email gratitude
  • Equipping Adult Bible Study Leaders: DVDs, leaders guides, etc.
  • Welcoming First-Time Guests in Congregations
  • Resources for Ministry with Women
  • Resources for Ministry with Men
  • Steps in Changing a Congregation's Schedule so that Children, Youth, and Adults Can Participate Fully in the Congregation's Worship
  • Reading the Scripture with Work in Mind
  • Group Lectio Divina Process: Praying the Scripture in Small Groups
  • Brief Bible Study for a Church Meeting
  • Resources for Lent Groups/Retreats
  • A Question To Ask in Youth Ministry: How Do We Nurture Faith and Build Internal and External Assets?
  • Being an Acolyte: Children, Youth, Adults
  • Adult Education Starting at a Change of Church Seasons
  • Adult Faith Nurture Using TV Produced Resources
  • Appreciation of Leaders
  • Being the Intergenerational Body of Christ
  • Being the Multicultural Body of Christ in Each Congregation
  • Biblical Resources for Every Learning Style
  • Building Assets and Faith Nurture with Youth
  • Coffee Hours Their Goals and How to Accomplish Them
  • College Student Ministry
  • Communicating with Preschool Children
  • Congregational Care Approaches and Resources
  • Educational Ministry Opportunities by Separating Worship and Education
  • Evangelism That's Right for Our Congregation
  • Resources for Exploring Islam or Other World Religions
  • Faith Nurture Resources for Every Age Group
  • Growing a Giving Church Year Round
  • Guiding People to See Themselves in Ministry
  • Healthy Congregations Resources
  • Helping People Pray for the World
  • Hospitality in and Around Events in the Congregation
  • How Do I Know What Learning/Spiritual Growth Resources to Use
  • Individualized Faith Nurture Tools for Those Who Will Not Be in Groups at the Church
  • Inviting Not Signing Up
  • Involving Children in the Congregation
  • Involving New Audiences for Adult Faith Nurture
  • Lay Involvement in Leading Worship
  • Learning Styles and Faith Nurture Goals
  • Meeting Adolescents' Faith Needs
  • Ministry of Ushering and Greeting
  • Multisensory: Not for Children Only
  • Organizing for Youth Ministry
  • Parenting that Results in Faith Nurture
  • Planning Youth Ministry so that it is the Ministry of the Whole Congregation
  • Praying the News
  • Praying Through our Multiple Intelligences
  • Publicizing Adult Groups
  • Resources for Christians in the Public Sphere
  • Selecting and Giving Bibles to Children and Youth
  • Service Learning Especially with Youth
  • Talking Together as Christians about Tough Issues
  • Thanking People Year Round Nurtures Stewardship
  • Thinking About Confirmation
  • Welcoming Before the Curb and Continuing
  • What To Do On Sunday: Education Staff Person or Volunteer Coordinator
  • What Are the Unusual Topics with Easy Resources for Adult Groups?
  • What Can a Church Fellowship Event Accomplish?
  • What Can a Newsletter, Email, Website Do?
  • Your Ministry of Reading Scripture Aloud
  • Hospitality for Guests in Congregations
  • Inviting the Congregation into Meaningful Generosity
  • Inviting Participants into Congregational Groups
  • Inviting into a hospitable atmosphere through a ministry of greeting
  • Inviting into leadership roles that match one's characteristics for ministry
  • Inviting individuals to explore all the topics congregations care about
  • Inviting anyone into your congregation's facilities
  • Inviting individual children and youth, based on faith needs, into ministry experiences
  • Inviting the whole congregation, including families, into mission and social justice ministry, starting in an easy way
  • Making and Using a Narrative Budget
  • Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education
  • Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation
  • Inviting, Not Signing Up-Participation in the Adult Education
  • Adults Exploring Church History in Church Education Groups
  • Exploring the Lives of Great Religious Leaders in Adult Education
  • Considering the Issues Christians Face in Adult Learning Groups
  • Selecting Leaders with Guaranteed Positive Results for Congregations
  • Thinking Theologically with Youth
  • Exploring Theological Themes with Adults in Congregations
  • Exploring Confirmation Ministry
  • Guaranteed Strategies for Selecting Enough Leaders for Any Leadership, including Educational and Youth Ministries of the Congregation
  • The Story Behind the Numbers: Using a Narrative Budget in Your Congregation
  • Selecting the Resources That Match My Congregation's Youth Ministry
  • Not Just Announcing-- Identifying and Inviting Leaders and Participants in the Life of Congregations with Guaranteed Results
  • Resources for Exploring our Christian Responsibilities for the World
  • Learning Groups to Transform your Congregation: Resources and How to Invite
  • Identifying the Ways our Congregation is Meeting Faith Needs of Adults, Children, and Youth
  • Equipping Adult Bible Study Leaders: DVDs, leaders guides, etc.
  • Teaching Moments in a Congregation's Meetings
  • Resources for Exploring Islam or Other World Religions
  • Inviting People, Not Telling Them to "Sign Up"