A View from the Pew: Congregations in Canada (Sat)


How do leaders and attenders understand what constitutes a flourishing congregation in Canada, and what variables most strongly correlate with one another in a flourishing congregation? In this workshop, Dr. Arch Wong from the Flourishing Congregations Institute will share the results from interviews and focus groups with Canadian church leaders (Catholic, mainline, and conservative Protestant). Themes of focus and application will include organizational ethos (clear self-identity, leadership, innovation, structure and processes), internal dynamics (discipleship, engaged laity, hospitable community, diversity), and outward focus (neighborhood involvement, evangelism, partnerships). Attention will be given to the implications and applications for local congregations based on the research to date.

Speaker: Arch Wong

Max Number of participants: Up to 50, first come first serve