New Mexico Conference of Churches
The Congregational Vitality Series
continues this fall with
the Rev. Scott Anderson
of the Wisconsin Council of Churches
Leading Change in Congregations: Reaching Out & Avoiding Common Mistakes
Oct. 23rd & 24th
Friday, Oct. 23rd Reception and Open House
6 - 9 pm
NMCC's office, 1019 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque
Cost is $50 per person
Rev. Anderson will discuss the Wisconsin Council of Churches' project with Parker Palmer, “Season of Civility”.
Saturday, Oct. 24th
9 am - 3 pm
St. John's UMC, Albuquerque
Lunch will be provided
Cost is $35 per person
"Moving Back into the Neighborhood: Initial Steps in Transitional Work"
How do we connect with the neighborhood and community that surrounds our church? Many congregations today find themselves turning inward, focusing primarily on the needs of the church members. Community involvement has often been limited to “helping the needy” rather on than a more reciprocal relationship with our neighbors. In the morning segment we will focus on the transitional steps for a church to fully engage its neighbors in ways that help revitalize a congregation and contribute to the well-being of the larger community.
"Leading Change in Congregations: Some Common Mistakes"
How do we move from where we are now as a congregation to where God is calling us to be? Whether you are considering an incremental change in your congregation’s ministry or a major transformation, there are common mistakes that can sandbag any change effort. The afternoon segment will examine these mistakes and develop a more thoughtful, proactive approach to change.
The New Mexico Conference of Churches is a community of Christians across the state. We work to build relationships across denominational borders in order to live into Jesus' prayer that we all may be one. The fruit of these relationships in Christ is a common mission to respond to those in need and to advocate on issues of importance.
For more than 45 years, the New Mexico Conference of Churches has identified areas of need in the state and has developed programs to meet them. Some of the programs initiated by the Conference include:
- The Storehouse
- Samaritan Counseling Center
- Encino House
- Roadrunner Food Bank
- Habitat for Humanity
- Home Education and Livelihood Program (HELP)
- Gifts of Hope
- Dorothy Turner Health Seminars
- Farmington Meals on Wheels
- Interfaith Power and Light
- Christian Counseling Service of Southern NM
- New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund