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Change Management Seminar

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., this free seminar led by Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount, will teach congregational leaders how to:

    • Understand key issues that arise during organizational transformation
    • Develop tools for managing challenges, mitigating risk, and balancing priorities
    • Learn new methods for motivating others, engaging teams, and leveraging resources and networks
    • Think through a potential change initiative in your ministry setting and consider the necessary steps for successful implementation

In addition to a full day of instruction on change management, $3,000 mini-grants will be awarded to congregations who meet at least one of the criteria below and who attend the seminar to help implement the desired change initiative in their congregation. Congregations eligible for the $3,000 mini-grant are:

    1. Congregations pastored by persons of color
    2. Congregations located in majority communities of color
    3. Small congregations (average worship attendance of fewer than 50 people)
    4. Rural congregations (communities with fewer than 2,500 residents)

Congregations can register as a team of up to 4 persons – one pastor and up to three lay leaders. For more information, contact Rev. Katye Chambers, Program Coordinator, at katye.chambers@garrett.edu.

Seminar Leader: Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount

Rev. Dr. Reginald BlountRev. Dr. Reginald Blount is the Murray H. Leiffer Associate Professor of Formation, Leadership, and Culture and Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He also serves as the pastor at Arnett Chapel AME in Chicago. Blount has spoken nationally and internationally at numerous conferences and workshops helping faith communities envision new and creative ways to minister to, with, and on behalf of young people. Blount earned his Ph.D. from Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University’s joint program in religious and theological studies, focusing on the areas of Christian education and youth ministry. He received his M.Div. from Candler School of Theology.


Date: October 22

Time: 9:30 am


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