Seminars and Retreats

The Weird Church Adventure (A Retreat)

Explore the seven shifts which congregations must make as they seek to connect with the rising population of folks who simply refuse to do church as we have known it.  During this experience, we take a deep dive into Spiral Dynamics theory in order to get a handle on what is driving the growing exodus of Americans from organized Christianity.  This event can span one or two days.  It can be presented for a set of leaders from multiple churches or for a lead team in one church.  This can enable Progressive congregations to experience a Revival of spirit and practice for the ministry journey before us.   This event is led by one or both of the authors of the 2016 best seller, Weird Church: Welcome to the Twenty-first Century.

Mobilize Your Church for a Better Ministry Story.

Paul Nixon and Paul Moon lead an ideas-packed day focused on three of four critical areas of ministry competency.  You choose the areas you want them to cover. Or as a two-day event, we can treat all four areas.  These are (1) ongoing culture shift post-Christendom, (2) digital ministry competency, (3) embracing and managing diversity within congregations and (4) taking core ministries beyond the church building.

Your Church’s Multi Challenge.

We are living in a multi world, where there will soon cease to be a majority of anything in the United States.  All religions, all political parties, all races will enjoy minority status.  And all great movements will bridge such diversity in ways that evoke a sense of Pentecost.  Is your church ready to live boldly into the Multi Century?  Content based in part on Paul Nixon’s 2019 book Multi.

Multiply Your Impact.

The Readiness 360 inventory, authored by Paul Nixon and Christie Latona, is one of the most accurate diagnostics of congregational readiness to create new ministry for new people.  Over 1000 congregations have taken Readiness 360 – involving tens of thousands of American church members.  We have normed the results to teach some powerful principles about what drives some churches to innovate and create new places for new people.  We recommend that participant churches take the Readiness 360 inventory ahead of time.  A detailed, customized Readiness report (20 plus pages) is included for each congregation.

The Domino Effect

Join Jason Moore and Paul Nixon for a day of learning about how churches create engaging and multi-sensory worship experiences around culturally relevant metaphors.  This is a great all-day event for worship teams.

We are happy to bring any of these events to your community or judicatory.  To learn more about any of these events, please contact us with your questions!

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