Institute of Congregational Development 2023

The Institute of Congregational Development

Creating a Culture of Permanent Growth

  • Do you have a deep passion for people in your community who do not already have a relationship with Jesus or the church?


  • Do you feel the calling to plant a new church or start a new ministry or worship experience?


  • Do you feel the calling to revitalize ministry in your congregation?


  • Do you hunger for leadership development opportunities that result in more effectively making disciples for the transformation of the world?


  • Do you thrive when surrounded by people who are sharing new ideas, new possibilities, and new tools for improving ministry?


If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are invited to participate in the Institute of Congregational Development (ICD) in 2023.

The Institute of Congregational Development is a comprehensive, ten months leadership development opportunity for those leaders ready to take their ministry to the next level. This intensive training includes 10 on-site sessions, monthly reading assignments, monthly L3 Incubator (covenant) group meetings, two field trips, and the opportunity to learn, share, and celebrate alongside a dynamic group of clergy and laity from around the state. There will be specific training for people starting new ministry and for people working to revitalize established congregations.

Over the course of the year, participants learn from prominent pastors, authors, coaches, and consultants from across the nation. However, the Institute of Congregational Development has been designed taking into account the particular realities and diverse dynamics of the Wisconsin Conference as well. ICD participants are pushed to contextualize what they learn each month and apply the information to their own unique settings through ongoing dialogue and written assignments.

Note: "We are planning for in-person meetings but will switch to online if needed due to COVID."
Registration Cost: $1700.00 per person
The cost of registration includes lodging, meals, speakers, and materials, as well as expenses for all field trips (i.e. registration for conferences, transportation, lodging, and most meals). Participants are responsible to buy the textbook for each session.
A $100.00 deposit is required by January 31, 2023 with each online registration and is non-refundable.
Payments can be paid in two installments:
First payment of $750.00 is due by the start date of February 28, 2023
Final payment of $850.00 is due by August 1, 2023
Pay in full by eCheck and save the Conference 3% in credit card fees.
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2023 at Noon