5 upcoming learning opportunities, including the National Called to Transformation workshop

Learn more about conferences and workshops being held this Summer and Fall which can benefit your congregation and ministries.

EHF continues to invest in congregations to develop leadership skills, build relationships with communities, and improve community health through ministry and outreach programs. We’ll continue to connect congregations with upcoming programs, training and events through community organizations.

EHF has identified the following upcoming opportunities for your congregation and community:

  • Called to Transformation: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop
    The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) are offering the national Called to Transformation workshop in Houston, TX this coming November and space is limited!

    As an asset-based approach to engaging church and community, the workshop is focused on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and the idea that individuals, associations, and institutions have the gifts and talents needed to address the needs of their community.

    The Called to Transformation, ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop, is open to clergy and lay leaders from across the Episcopal Church and will teach the theory and practice of ABCD work. Participants then begin the process of creating a work plan to implement an ABCD project in their own ministry community. Trained facilitators will be prepared to lead their congregation through this process and train others in Asset Based Community Development.

Host: Episcopal Relief and Development

Dates and Locations:  September 18 – 21, 2017 | Cincinnati, OH

October 16 – 19, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

November 6 – 9, 2017 | Houston, TX

Cost: $175

Register Here! If you’d like to request financial support to attend, please apply here.


  • Mission Driven Summit
    Mission Capital’s annual Mission Driven Summit offers an opportunity for congregation leaders to connect with other leaders in the social sector working to build better communities. The one-day convening will provide innovative approaches, fresh ideas and the right connections to help address social issues attendees may be passionate about.

    Attendees will learn leading theories and practices from experts and the opportunity to develop partnerships to lead to greater community impact and social change. For those seeking to solve complex social challenges and build partnerships with others in the community, the summit offers a good opportunity to connect with some of the best and brightest in philanthropy, non-profit, government and social enterprise and explore bold new strategies.

Host: Mission Driven

Date: September 27, 2017

Location: Austin, TX

Register Here!

If you’d like to request financial support to attend, please apply here.


  • No Need Among You 2017 Conference
    The Texas Christian Community Development Network will host its annual conference this year in Houston. The conference helps equip leaders with skills to support their community efforts and connects churches, nonprofit practitioners and volunteers from all over Texas to learn about community development.

    The event includes nationally-known speakers in the field, opportunities to network and various training workshops. The Christian Community Development workshops will include topics of poverty, relief and development, racial reconciliation, social change, health policy and various other social issues.

Host: Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN)

Date: October 25 – 27, 2017

Location:   Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church

3015 N MacGregor Way, Houston, TX

Register Here!

To request financial support to attend, please apply here.

  • Mental Health First Aid Training
    Mental Health First Aid workshops equip people to help those developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis. EHF continues to offer eight-hour Mental Health First Aid workshops throughout the diocese to build mental health literacy, equip people to respond to signs of mental illness, and more effectively refer people to professional help.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Saturday, June 24, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

Pearland (focused on mental health support for youth)
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

If your congregation is interested in hosting a Mental Health First Aid workshop in Fall/Winter 2017, please email Melodee Toles or call at (832) 658-2662.

  • One Human Race Workshop
    The One Human Race Initiative is a ministry of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), Myra McDaniel chapter based in Austin. Utilizing the PBS series Race: The Power of an Illusion, the UBE chapter offers a three-part workshop series designed to provide a safe, open, and productive framework for learning and sharing about racism as expressed through institutions and systems and how it impacts individuals. The three-part series meets on three Saturdays to provide time for participants to digest the information and form community among the group, emphasizes radical hospitality (accepting everyone, no matter their background or opinion), and uses Eric Law’s mutual invitation method for sharing. The series also includes other concepts from Eric Law’s book The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb.

Host: The Myra McDaniel Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (Austin)

Date:  Saturdays – July 8, 15, 22 at 12:30 PM
Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church

301 E 8th Street, Austin, TX      

Cost: Free

Register Here!

We are looking for partners! Please contact us if you are in the Austin region and are interested in hosting a session in September or October 2017.


For more opportunities to explore conferences, training, and events to increase knowledge and skills for congregational engagement, please visit our Learning Opportunities webpage.

We’d also like to share any upcoming events hosted by your congregation or within your community. Please send us an email describing your event, the date and time, and a contact person.