Loren B. Mead, founder and former director of the Alban Institute, will lead a conference on congregational wellness at Wake Forest University Divinity School Feb. 11 and 12.
“Beyond Membership to Commitment: The Challenge of Transformation for Pastors, Members, and Churches” will focus on positive steps churches can take to help them thrive despite the many challenges created by religious trends in America. Those trends include the shift away from families staying with one denomination and clergy shortages faced by several denominations.
Registration for this seminar is $75 and is due by Feb. 7.
The Alban Institute is a nonprofit group based in Bethesda, Md., that supports congregations in all denominations through consulting services, research, book publishing and educational seminars. Mead founded the institute in 1974 and is now a consultant for it.
Mead is the author of several books published by the institute. They include, “Critical Moment of Ministry: A Change of Pastors,” “More Than Numbers: The Ways Churches Grow” and “The Once and Future Church: Reinventing the Congregation for a New Mission Frontier.”
For more information, call the Wake Forest Divinity School Vocational Development Office at 336-758-5121.
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