The world around us is always changing, and the church is changing also. For a few years now we, in collaboration with the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, have been working on the Diocesan Church Development Institute (DCDI) as a centerpiece of congregational development efforts.
During each session over the course of the two-year program, parish leaders develop skills to:
- Renew the baptismal identity and apostolic ministry of a parishioner
- Use tools and strategies for transformation of individuals, households, congregations, and communities
- Empower congregational teams to not only work effectively toward a common goal, but to know its identity, its calling
Each congregation sends a team of 3-4 people, including the Rector or Priest-in-Charge.
The cost to attend is $50 per person for the two-year program. Financial assistance is available.