Helping your organization
stronger and healthier
Healthy Congregations Workshop/Consultation
What is "Healthy Congregations"? **
Healthy Congregations is a non-profit that is dedicated to helping congregations/organizations become stronger and healthier. It is based on the work of Dr. Murray Bowen and Dr. Peter Steinke* (see Youtube video link below). In their work, every organization is an organic, interconnected "system" made up of different people with different viewpoints, background, etc.
It is much like our individual bodies. We are each an interconnected organism of various parts (nervous system, skeletal/muscular, etc.). When one part of our body gets "off", the whole system feels the effects, such as when you break your foot, have a backache, etc. So it is when one part of an organization gets "off", then the whole system is effected. Just like ignoring a health problem rarely works and often creates further problems down the road, so with the health of a congregation/organization.
What Kind of Workshops Do You Offer?
Visioning: "Why are we here?" "Why do we really exist?" "Where do we want to go?"
Conflict/Health: How to handle conflict in a wise and healthy way BEFORE it happens (so it doesn't get out of control!).
Communication: How to more effectively communicate the vision and values of your organization.
Current/Future Assessment: How healthy are we right now? What could make us healthier? Where are we vulnerable?
Customized: need a combination of the above or something that isn't listed? Let's talk!
Peter Steinke Youtube Video Sample* (bandage on his nose is from a surgical procedure)