If someone were to ask 5-10 people in your local congregation to name the church’s top 3-5 core values, how many answers do you think you’d get? Would there be some similarities? Differences?
Values drive our behaviors and decisions, and are a part of the unique identity of each local congregation.
The Dakotas Strategy Team has developed a 4-hour workshop to assist churches in discovering and defining their core values. The workshop uses videos, personal refection, small group discussion, and large group conversation and consensus to help a congregation define their core values. This workshop is free and available to each congregation. A trained facilitator will come to the church to lead the workshop.
Each local congregation is invited to do the life-giving and critical work of determining their true values. These values serve as a guide to how each church can live out their mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As you anticipate participating in this workshop, start thinking about who you would invite – the more people that represent the different groups in your congregation that participate - the more accurate your congregational value statements.
Request a workshop here. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rev. Kris Mutzenberger at Kris.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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