Building an Inclusive Church Training Sample Agenda

Day One
1:00 pm Registration and Welcome
Session 1: Strategic Objectives of the Training — What is graceful engagement?
Session 2: Introduction to the Welcoming Church Program — The history and now
Session 3: It Just Takes Just One to Start a Movement — Self-interest and vocation
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Closing Devotions — Holden Evening Prayer
Day Two
9:00 am Welcome and Morning Devotions
9:20 am Session 4: Developing a Seed Group — Bringing people together to make change happen<br>
— One and One
— Propositioning
Session 5: Congregational Assessment — Looking at your own congregation
12 noon Lunch
Session 6: Framing — How to frame difficult conversations
Session 7: Understanding Bisexuality and Transgender
Session 8: I Love to Tell the Story — Learning how to tell an effective story
5:30 pm Dinner
Day Three
9:00 am Morning Prayer
Session 9: Organizing Money
10:00 am Worship and lunch with local church (this is not mandatory but most churches do this)
Session 10: Making this Work in Your Community — Creating an action plan and Q & A
2:30 pm Closing Devotions and Departure