From Consumer to Participant: Engaging your Congregation with Courtney Davis

September 7, 2021 | Events, Featured, Seminar Series

Pastors are doing too much, the congregation is doing too little, and the work of the local church feels unsustainable. Some of this has become more apparent because of the global pandemic and the tumultuous events of the past year. Some of this has been a problem for much longer.

How do we invite congregants to more fully engage in the local church?

Join author, professor, and executive coach Courtney Davis as she addresses the problems of declining service to the church on behalf of congregants, how to build volunteer teams within your church, and how to retain those volunteers for the long haul. She will share models of leadership development for congregants that are necessary and sustainable for our local churches.

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About Courtney Davis

Courtney Wong Davis, PhD, coaches executives and organizational leaders to explore creative solutions to complex challenges, clarifying individual values, understanding organizational culture, and facilitating confidence in moving in a new direction. She is also associate professor of communication management at Azusa Pacific University, where she teaches organizational, small group, and professional communication, while currently pursuing her coaching certification from the International Coach Federation.

Her first book, Leading Small Groups that Thrive: Five Shifts to Take Your Group to the Next Level (Zondervan, 2020), is grounded in social science research and translated to make a practical contribution to equip small group leaders to facilitate individual spiritual growth.

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