Most of the challenges and opportunities before congregations today are wicked problems. That isn’t
a moral judgment; rather, it’s a description of the complexity of the problems before us. They are challenges like poverty and racism, and they are opportunities like endowments and land and property use. They are problems that cannot be solved by one person or one group alone, and in every attempt to “solve” the problem, we find new dimensions of the problem/dilemma.
As congregational leaders – both lay and ordained – who face wicked problems, what are we to do? How are we to address these issues in our parishes and in our communities?
Join us for a CEEP-sponsored event October 27-29 at Christ Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL that is designed for parish leadership teams (clergy, vestry members, and other significant ministry/staff leaders) to work together to respond to the wicked problems facing your congregation or your community.
In this two-day workshop, we will:
1. Identify a pressing congregational (or community) wicked problem;
2. Develop a more nuanced understanding of the challenge or opportunity;
3. Explore how design thinking might move you toward better possible solutions;
4. Create a series of next action steps for the leadership team to take; and
5. Examine how our individual and collective leadership skills might be needed.
Our sponsors and exhibitors have really stepped up to the plate this year with some fantastic luncheon offerings which will provide your attendees with real value-added take homes. Over the three days, (Wed, Thu, Fri) you have an opportunity to make contacts and gain knowledge that is not available anywhere else. Won’t YOU join them in Denver?
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