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Two Thursdays November 11th & 18th 9:30am - Noon

Cost: $60 includes refreshments

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Workshop Instructor

The Rev. Graham Standish, PhD, MDiv, MSW, MA, is executive director of Samaritan and director of our Caring for Clergy and Congregations program. He has 30 years of experience in turning around and growing 2 churches and a non-profit, and is the author of ten books on spirituality and congregational transformation. Learn more

From Resistance to Unity:

Overcoming Congregational Resistance and Moving Forward

Amidst the pandemic and polarization, many churches have become even more resistant to lasting change and starkly divided against each other. Yet change and unity are even more crucial now than ever if we’re to stave off deep decline and congregational death. 


Rooted in insights from individual, group, and family systems therapy, organizational psychology, and 30 years of experience in turning around churches and organizations, the Rev. Dr. Graham Standish will offer pragmatic guidance for church leaders on:

  • Reducing resistance

  • Building connection, and

  • Forging unity


in moving churches through the vital changes required by our times.