Register now for the Diocese of Hawai'i's Online Spring Training 2021
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021
All are invited to participate in the Diocese's annual online Spring Training! Participants will have an opportunity to attend up to three sessions from a broad field of topics.
9:30-10:00 AM: Liturgy with Renewal of Vows (Clergy & Lay)
10:00 - 10:45 SAM: Session 1
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Session 2
12:15 - 1:00 PM: Session 3
Select from the following topics. Be sure to have your top three picks and two alternate choices decided before registering.
Becoming Intentionally Intergenerational – Wendy Claire Barrie (Author and editor, longtime Christian Educator) with the Rev. Heather Patton-Graham (Cathedral Vicar and St. Andrew’s Schools Chaplain)
Your church may (or may not) be multigenerational, but becoming intergenerational is an active choice that will enrich the faith of all ages. We'll look at several ways to build community and nurture relationships across generations.
Confessions of a Part-time Youth Minister: Building a youth group, working together, and helping youth find their voice in church - The Rev. Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo (Diocesan Youth and Campus Missioner)
Looking to start a youth group? Join the Diocesan Youth Design Team as they explore the basics of developing and running a youth group.
Resources for Bible study
Prayers and prayer resources
Activities for youth group
Confirmation: Starting a conversation of faith for youth and young adults - Diocesan Youth Design Team
For some youth and young adults, confirmation may be the first time they consider their identity as a baptized Christian and explore their understanding of personal faith. Join our discussion about confirmation resources and share ideas on how to start the conversation.
Deep Listening and Open-hearted Speaking: Conversation and Theological Reflection on Race Relations in Hawaiʻi – Diocesan Reconciliation Task Force
What is the state of race relations in Hawaiʻi?
What does beloved community look like for us as the Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi?
Come and be a part of the conversation.
Employment and Church Law Update: Volunteers, Exempt Employees, Diversity and Inclusion, COVID Protocols and More - Wayne Yoshigai (Diocesan Chancellor)
In this session, we will highlight the most important employment and church law issues faced by our churches during the pandemic. We will provide best practice tips that you will be able to consider for your church.
Engaging the challenge of worship during COVID: One parish's approach - The Rev. Libby Berman (Rector, Holy Nativity) and Gretchen Yamaguchi (tech team lead)
How Holy Nativity went from surprised by COVID, through worshiping online, to concurrent (online + in-person) worship. Explore the effort, the commitment, the eventual Audio-Visual updates, best practices, and more.
Holy Households: Celebrating Faith at Home - Wendy Claire Barrie (Author and editor, longtime Christian Educator) with the Rev. Heather Patton-Graham (Cathedral Vicar and St. Andrew’s Schools Chaplain)
In this workshop, we'll explore how to support parents and other adults who want to strengthen the connection between church and home, with simple practices that add depth and meaning to daily life.
How to write a grant - Cindy Cutts (Author, Grant Writer, and member of St. Jude’s)
Learn the fundamentals of successful grant writing. We’ll outline the steps of grant writing and explain how to assemble a strong grant writing team. We’ll provide information on how to speak to a grant application, how to create an authentic grant budget, and offer tips for showcasing sustainability for your grant project.
Introducing CHATS: Sharing best practices for communication in our churches – Diocesan Communications Design Team
Welcome to CHATS (Communicate, Help, Ask, Thank, Share), the new online monthly offering hosted by the Diocese's Communication team. Sessions will cover a wide variety of communication topics such as website design and maintenance, newsletters, online gatherings, social media, graphic design, video editing, and more!
Introduction to the Episcopal Church - The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick (Bishop Diocesan)
History, Polity, and the “why” of the strange things we do and the strange words we say
Investments: Maintaining Your Endowment as well as Review of Diocesan Investment Portfolio - Peter Pereira (Diocesan Treasurer/CFO) and Peter Backus (Morgan Stanley Sr. VP, Institutional Consulting Director)
One Peter will review our Diocesan Portfolio i.e., description, manager styles, investment performance, investment policy and spending policy.
And the other Peter will review the documentation and details needed to maintain for your own endowment funds.
Love your neighbor – The Rev. Ha‘aheo Guanson (Peacemaker, Professor, Priest, Dean of Waiolaihui‘ia)
Your physically challenged neighbor
Your Muslim neighbor
Your prison Reentry neighbor
Your transgender neighbor
Your Buddhist neighbor
Join us to talk story with our neighbors Stretch your comfort zone
We are one ‘Ohana one Family.
Pastoral Theology, Trauma and Disaster - The Rev. Alison Donohue (Maui Clergy and Waiolaihui‘ia Instructor)
How is trauma different from an otherwise bad experience? And how can disaster experts help us understand where we are in the process of coping with a pandemic, and what strategies can we borrow from them? What is the difference between embedded theology and deliberate theology, and how can we examine our beliefs while in crisis?
Safe Church Administration - Nothing to be afraid of?! - Denise Esposito (Executive Assistant, Diocesan Support Center) Learn how to:
Set-Up New Users
Determine Who Should Take What Courses
Run Reports to Determine New User Progress and Established User Compliance
Understanding the Psycho-Social Dynamics of Cultural Communication for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership - Ricky Melchor (President, National Federation for the Blind Maui Chapter, member American Counseling Association and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist)
Participants will examine one psycho-social dynamic of cultural communication.
Observe how we react and interact to everyday cultural situations in the life of our congregation.
To explore examples of one culture’s values.
Ready to register? Be sure to have your top 3 course picks plus 2 alternate choices:
If you have any questions, contact Canon Sandy Graham HERE or call (808) 536-7776, ext. 309.