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:
- Renewing the baptismal identity and the apostolic ministry of parishioners
- Providing tools and strategies for growth and openness for transformation
- Empowering congregational teams to not only work effectively towards a common goal, but to know its identity – its calling
- And to begin looking at how to embody this Godly call into mission
This is a collaboration between the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan.
The Ralph A. McMullen (RAM) Center
104 Conservation Drive
Roscommon, MI 48653
The DCDI program consists of eight Friday & Saturday sessions spread out over two years.
We gather at 10:00am on Friday and depart at 3:00pm on Saturday.
The dates for 2018 are:
March 9-10, 2018
May 4-5, 2018
September 28-29, 2018
November 16-17, 2018
A new two-year cycle begins in 2019; dates and registration information will be announced soon!
Questions? Contact Canon to the Ordinary Michael Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.