The CSTeam works to strengthen congregations and their leadership engage leaders in Bowen Theory encourage leaders to focus on strength encourage leaders and congregations to ask the "right" questions encourage new paradigm. The CSTeam’s mission is to equip, strengthen, and encourage leadership formation and development in congregational life utilizing the particular lens of family systems thinking.
CONGREGATIONAL INTERVIEW & RECOMMENDATION CONSULTATION: The CSTeam listens to member and staff in order to identify patterns and to suggest an environment that can foster better communication and seek change.
CONGREGATIONAL HISTORYTIMELINE:CSTeam facilitators lead the congregation through a timeline of significant events in the life of the congregation. Members are able to discover both positive and negative behaviors that repeat. All are encouraged to celebrate positive actions and to avoid repeating negative reactions.
WORKSHOPS:A variety of workshopsare available.Serving churches with a desireto improve communication skills, strengthen leadership, and deepen congregational life.
CASE STUDY:Present to the CSTeam acase study from your congregation for observation and reflection.
COACHING:CSTeam members are available for coaching.
COUNCIL CONSULTATIONS:Unsure what will be most helpful to your congregation? Congregational History Night? Congregational Interviews? Congregational Mission Focus? Call Process Options? Classes and Workshops?CST staff can help you decide.
CALL PROCESS PREPARATION: CSTeam members work with the congregational leadership to take a look at patterns and behaviors that might impact upon a new partnership in ministry.
There is a charge for some services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Schwabe at MaryAnn.Schwabe@elca.org Consultation Services.
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