Learn how to embrace change and transform your congregation’s mission and ministry!

The Transform Conference originally planned for November 5–7, 2020, has transitioned to an online course!
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what it takes to build ministries that transform lives.

When: Four weekly classes, starting Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

What: The world is changing. This course will give you the tools needed to navigate these changes as you design ministry that transforms lives.

  • Explore how to start making changes in your congregation
  • Learn best practices for developing a plan for your ministry
  • Discover how to engage people to be missional
  • Learn how to inspire gifts of time, talent and treasure

Leadership: Your instructor will be Rick Morse, a well-respected church developer and author of Making a Congregational Plan that Makes Sense.

Rick worked for more than 18 years in the new church ministry program of Disciples of Christ where he led a team that equipped 120 new church planters a year. He then went on to co-create the New Beginnings program with Hope Partnership, a program that has engaged over 1,000 congregations, with 99% embracing a new vision for their future ministry.

In 2018, The Presbyterian Church in Canada launched the New Beginnings program. This program has already helped several congregations take concrete steps towards new and exciting opportunities for ministry in their communities. Rick’s insights and guidance have been invaluable in setting up this program.

This course is hosted by Canadian Ministries and Stewardship & Planned Giving.

Who: The key to success in transformation is engaging the right people to lead. This course is designed to help ministers and lay leaders work together in their congregations. Build a congregational team who can lead change and support each other through the process. Invite session members and other lay leaders.

Registration Costs

To encourage congregations to send a team of leaders to the conference, discounts for registration are available to groups.

Individual registration $60 each
Team of 2 $70
Team of 3 $80
Team of 4 $90
Team of 5 or more $100

*Note that team members must be from the same congregation to qualify for the special rates.

Limited Space!

Register a congregational team by October 1 to get a bonus session with a mentor

Register as an Individual
Register as a Group

Course Synopsis

This interactive course will use lectures, discussions, breakout rooms and case studies to facilitate your learning experience. Come prepared to share your experiences and learn what others have discovered.

Week 1: Wednesday, October 28 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Change your questions, change your church
How leaders unintentionally set up the church to resist change

Week 2: Wednesday, November 4 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
What does transformational leadership look like?
Moving the congregation from transactional leadership to transformational

Week 3: Wednesday, November 11 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Developing churches that transform lives and communities
What does it mean to be missional?

Week 4: Wednesday, November 18 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Celebrating transforming congregations
Courageous congregations that make a difference