The introductory unit of Congregational Leadership Training, Foundations, has been developed with input from subject experts and trialled by a number of congregations across Australia and New Zealand to ensure that the content meets the needs of congregational leaders.
The feedback from the trial has been positive. Here are some comments from leaders like you:
The fee per person for Foundations is only $35, payable when you register.
Foundations is broken down into four modules. These modules cover:
The training, best viewed as a congregational group, is facilitated by online presentations. Foundations is offered in a format that is similar to a webinar, with congregational office-holders and leaders viewing and listening to the presentations as a group and responding to the activities. Individual activities will be submitted online.
Foundations is based on:
Module 1: Congregational Leadership
Content time: 15 minutes, Activities: 2 x 5 minutes, 2 x 10 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes approx.
Module 2: The Role of Council
Content time: 19 minutes, Activities: 2 x 10 minutes
Total time: 39 minutes approx.
Module 3: Council Responsibilities
Content time: 28 minutes, Activities: 1 x 5 minutes, 1 x 10 minutes
Total time: 43 minutes approx.
Content time: 32 minutes, Activities: 4 x 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 12 minutes approx.
Module 4: Our Congregation and the LCA
Content time: 29 minutes, Activities: 2 x 10 minutes
Total time: 49 minutes approx.
At the end of each completed module, registered participants receive an electronic badge. At the completion of the Foundations unit, a certificate of completion is available for printing. The badges and certificate are important for both LCA and congregational records.
The Foundations Overview provides a comprehensive outline of the Foundations unit and includes learning outcomes and instructions for activity submission.