Beloved Community Training Day

Beloved Community Training Day + Vestry Training

Won't You Be My Neighbor?


Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Put on your best cardigan and your Keds and join us for a day of exploring ways that churches can meet neighbors and be neighbors themselves. Churches can ask the question “Who is my neighbor?” and then explore new ways of thinking about the neighbors around us, both far and near.

There are a variety of workshops for both lay leaders and clergy to attend.  There is a track for Vestry members – but this isn’t just for Vestry members. This is day is great for those involved in outreach ministries, formation, communications volunteers, Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors, and anyone needing training in Whole and Healthy Church – our new safe church training. And there will be an extended presentation by CPG for anyone part of the Church Pension Group.

Our large group sessions will be a time of worship as well as drama presented by Kurt and Cathey Purucker of the Covenant Players to make us laugh, think and look at our church life from a different viewpoint.

Cost: $20 a person (to cover lunch). Partial Scholarships are available.

Questions? Contact Amy Cook, Working Group Head for Faith Formation -


Schedule for the Day:

8:30 am - Registration
9:00 am - Opening Worship
9:45 am to 11:00 am - Workshop 1
11:15 am to 12:30 pm - Workshop 2
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm - Presentation by the Covenant Players
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm - Workshop 3


Workshop Session 1 - 9:45 am to 11:00 am

Wise & Faithful Leadership: Vestry 101 - Rev. Eric Metoyer
Church Pension Group - Benefits & Services - Part 1 - Courtney McAllister
Eucharistic Ministry Licensing Training - Randy Street
Deacons: Serving the Church, Serving the World - Bp. Marc Andrus, Rev. Jennifer Nelson, Rev. Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, Amy Cook
May I Walk With You?: Practicing Sacred Curiosity - Rev. Davidson Bidwell-Waite & Faith in Action
Like a Good Neighbor: Tools and Tips for Connecting with Your Community - Stephanie Martin-Taylor

Workshop Session 2 - 11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Learn, Pray, Love: Vestry as a Transformative Experience - Rev. Jeremy Clark-King
Church Pension Group - Benefits & Services - Part 2 - Courtney McAllister
Eucharistic Visitor Licensing Training - Randy Street
Discernment: Not a "Yes" or a "No" - Amy Cook
News for the Neighborhood: Church Grants & Affordable Housing - Kathleen Piraino & Rev. Eric Metoyer
Impact: Supporting Your Community When Disaster Strikes - Rev. Melanie Donoahoe, Rev. Jane McDougal, Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch

Workshop Session 3 - 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Financing Parochial Ministry - Tom Ferguson & Amanda Kiernan Martin
Whole & Healthy Church Training (Formerly Called to Right Relationship or Safe Church) - Caren Miles *This workshop will take 90 minutes and will not be done until 3:45 pm
Love First: A Radical Approach to Children's Ministry for the Whole Church - Amy Cook
In It Together: Growing Disaster Resilient Neighborhoods - Rev. Jane McDougal
Courageous Congregations: Building Communities of Trust - Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey