Exploring the Benefits of Behavioral Covenants

Exploring the Benefits of Behavioral Covenants

What is a behavioral covenant? What are the benefits of an agreed-upon set of holy manners for your congregation’s ministry together? How can a covenant of this type empower you and your church leadership to address and manage members behaving badly or an emerging conflict?

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Dilley, Minister, and Team Leader Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) Ministry Team, United Church of Christ.

This program is presented by the Center for Transformational Leadership (CTL) of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ (SNEUCC) as part of the “Lunch & Learn for Leaders” series. These programs are all created in response to the challenges and concerns identified by our clergy and lay leaders. While these resources offer many solutions to problems, they also reveal opportunities to be realized. Rather than ask, “How are we going to …..?” (you fill in the blank – eliminate this internal conflict; become financially sustainable; grow our membership), consider asking the question, “What might happen if…..?” (we focus on creating a new vision for the future; reimagine how we use our buildings; increase our community engagement).
The Center for Transformational Leadership is able to offer these programs largely because of our churches’ financial support expressed through Proportional Giving. The CTL is here to help your congregation not just survive, but to thrive!


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