The Diocese of Eastern Michigan has joined with several others in The Episcopal Church to offer a course of training in the Diocesan Church Development Institute (DCDI). This initiative equips participating congregations in their mission and ministry as well as providing a structure to encourage and support each other as individual parishes and as a diocese.
DCDI is a leadership training program focused on the ministry of developing the spiritual, community and organizational life of a congregation through a hands on approach to learning. Its goal is to equip parish teams to lead congregations into the future through:
- Developing discipleship to provide spiritual leadership
- Building leadership skills in individuals and parish teams
- Cultivating a culture of experimentation
Each participating congregation sends a team of 3-4 people, including the Rector or Priest-in-Charge. Smaller teams are welcome also.
NEW FOR 2019-2020: CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED! Please contact Mike Spencer (see below) if you have questions.
The cost has been subsidized to $50 per person for the two-year program. Financial assistance is available.
This is a collaboration between the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
DCDI has a block of rooms reserved with the Hampton in Midland. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-413-3229 if you need assistance with your hotel reservation.
The DCDI program takes place over six Saturdays per year for two years. Each session is 10:00am to 4:30pm.
The dates for 2019-2020 are: