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New Vitality Grants Committee Appointed

New Vitality Grants Committee Appointed

Vitality Grant applications submitted by congregations for 2020 funding will be reviewed by a new committee appointed by the Congregations Commission, announced the Rev. Andrea Mysen, director of ministries. The group expects to announce grant awards in December. The new committee’s members include Marvin Hill of the Antiracism Commission; Silvia Herrera of the Hispanic Affairs…

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Lessons in Empowerment

College for Congregational Development equips laity to lead

The Diocese of Chicago had a specific vision in mind when it instituted its new partnership with the College for Congregational Development (CCD). “I think CCD has the capacity to really change how our churches approach their futures,” says the Rev. Andrea Mysen, director of ministries. “It is all about creating practitioners on the ground who…

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Diocese Launches Two New Programs to Strengthen Congregations

Diocese Launches Two New Programs to Strengthen Congregations

The Diocese of Chicago is launching a new congregational vitality initiative and a new stewardship initiative in 2016-17. The College for Congregational Development (CCD), which aims to educate and empower lay and ordained congregational leaders, was rolled out late in February. Later this month, ten “incubator churches” will be introduced to Project Resource, which provides…

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