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Coach training and the Readiness to Launch network are two excellent online offerings from the conference office of Congregational Vibrancy. Sign up now! 

The Michigan Conference Office of Congregational Vibrancy is ready to prepare leaders and congregations for ministry excellence and effectiveness. These online growth opportunities are coming soon to your favorite device.

Sign up now for these virtual learning experiences. Become equipped as a bold and effective leader. Or learn how to recreate your church as two worshiping campuses; one online and one in your building.


The Michigan Conference is partnering with  Coaching4Clergy to train leaders in coaching skills. These skills can dramatically step-up a leader’s effectiveness and increase one’s impact in the church and the local community. Coaching is a healthy, encouraging, and gracious way to challenge beliefs and assumptions that limit living out of one’s God-given potential. Courses are for those seeking certification as a coach

Coach Training Part 1 Live online classes offered Mondays or Wednesdays for a total of 14 four-hour sessions. Start Monday, August 24th, or start Wednesday, August 26th.  No previous basic training nor coaching experience required.

Coach Training Part 2 is for continuing students. Online classes offered Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 16 four-hour sessions. Start Thursday, August 20th, or Tuesday, August 25th.

Instruction and resources for both are $1,050. Funding assistance may be available through your local congregation, ministry settings, and district ministries.

Your Coaching Instructor is Naomi Garcia. Contact her with questions you may have.


The focus of R2L is “The Future is Now!” Equipping for this expected outcome: Two Worshiping Campuses – Online and in your Building.” The live online training will be offered over nine months.

Participants will learn to

  • Plan worship for online, adapt to your to building;
  • entwine website, worship, and social media;
  • engage people locally;
  • building online community;
  • staff for online.

Your R2L Instructors are Cathy Townley and Gary Step. Learn more on the Church Revitalization website.

Last Updated on December 27, 2022

The Michigan Conference