Encouraging Thriving Congregations

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To All Churches of the Regional Synod of the Mid-Atlantics:

We are excited to welcome Andy Bossardet, RCA Thriving Congregation Coordinator, to work alongside our churches to redevelop our ministries, our community connections, and to encourage congregations in how they can and do thrive in today’s world.  

As partners, Andy will be working with churches on a monthly basis, meeting in person quarterly, and via online avenues in between, to strategize how they best can advance their independent ministries; whether it be developing the discipleship program in your church, collaborating with local non-profits, or searching within yourselves to find what God is asking of you.

This yearlong learning community will begin in May (see attached flyer) and will run at a cost of $500/congregation.  Registration opens immediately and will run through April 15.  We are currently opening up to the first 10 congregations. However, if we have enough interest/response, Andy has agreed to work with us for a second class, which would hopefully allow for a north and south class within the synod.

Please note that this opportunity is for churches of ALL sizes, especially those worshipping under 100 people.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to Deb Petersen in the synod office at rsmat@rca.org or 862-247-8444 by April 15.

Rev. Christopher Heitkamp, President, Synod of the Mid-Atlantics