Timing and Tracks for San Diego CV Training Event

Posted on October 3, 2019 by Congregational Vitality

Congregational Vitality Training Event & Border Experience

San Diego, California, February 18-21, 2020


February 17: Travel Day & REDIL/Latinx Leaders Meeting

February 18: Worship at United States  ̶  Mexico Border

February 19-21: CV Training Event


Events and Timing

  • Homeless and Justice Network Gathering – Sunday and Monday
  • Boundaries Training for Mission Developers – Monday (all day)
  • ELCA Level 1 Coach Launch Training – Monday and Tuesday (all day) (Contact Jill Beverlin, ELCA Coaching Coordinator, to learn more.)
  • REDIL/Latinx Leaders Meeting – Monday
  • United States – Mexico Border Experience – Tuesday (plan for all day)
  • CV Training Event Facilitators Meeting – Tuesday evening (tentative: exact time TBD)
  • CV Training Event: Wednesday – Friday
    • Wednesday – Thursday timing: approx. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Friday timing – approx. 8:00 am – 2:30 pm


A moment of prayer, captured at the Baltimore CV Training Event. Photo courtesy of Katie Simbala, Metro DC Synod creative director.

Expected CV Training Event Tracks

The Congregational Vitality Team is currently planning to offer all the tracks from the Baltimore training event, with two additions: Prison Congregations and Anchor Churches. One or two of the following groups may still be in the cohort-developing process, which means they would be focusing on curriculum building with a smaller group (not training). We should have clarity on this within a few weeks.

We will send out detailed explanations for each track soon. If you are a new DEM or anyone with questions about any of these training tracks, please contact a member of the CV Team.

New Starts (for mission developers)

  • African Descent Churches
  • African National Churches
  • American Indian – Alaska Native Churches
  • Arab – Middle Eastern Churches
  • Asian Churches
  • Church Launch
  • Churches Starting Churches
  • Multicultural Churches
  • Postmodern Churches
  • Poverty Justice / Homeless and Justice Ministries Network
  • Prison Congregations
  • Recovery and Reentry Churches
  • Red Ecumenica Para el Desarollo de Iglesias Latinas (REDIL) (translated: Ecumenical Network for the Development of Latinx Churches)


Existing or Just-Formed Congregations (for church pastors / leaders)

  • Anchor Churches (contact Rob James for more details)
  • Newly Organized, Merged, Consolidated Churches (contact Anna-Kari Johnson for more details)
  • Vital Congregations (for church leaders focused on revitalization)


Synod Vitality Strategy (for DEMs and synod teams)

  • Synod Vitality Strategy Basics for DEMs

A collaborative learning and sharing time specifically for new DEMs and other DEMs who are working toward developing a framework for building a synod vitality team and strategies. This will also include a day for developing a coaching system in your synod.


  • Synod Vitality Focus Group

DEMs and their synod teams from 10-12 synods will gather to work toward creating a synod support system for congregational vitality initiatives. More information will be coming soon.


Stay tuned for more details and updates!


by Kris A. Mainellis, program director for communication and events