Popcorn Study Group
 
Pastoral-to-program size change is frequently described as the most challenging of growth transitions for congregations.  Now Alban senior consultant, Alice Mann, author of The Between Church: Navigating Size Transitions in Congregations, addresses the difficulties of that transition in this resource designed specifically for a congregational learning team.  Conceptualized and developed by Mann for an Alban on-line seminar program test event conducted with 12 congregations in transition, her newest book features a five-step process enabling the learning team to engage a wider circle of congregational leaders and members in study, discernment, and planning.
Never-before published resources include discussions of a major new concept-passive barriers to growth-plus Mann’s  -System Change Index- tool to help congregations measure their progress pastoral-size to program-size ways of operating.
From preparing the congregation’s board and members, selecting the person to guide the learning process, and recruiting the learning team, to creating and celebrating a plan for congregational learning and action, Mann provides all the resources a congregation needs to address this significant size transition period.
 
Come join the fun!
 
The study will begin April 23rd at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
 
And yes, there is  popcorn!