The Congregational Vitality & Transformation team (CVT) exists to equip Disciples of Christ leaders in Arizona take bold steps toward fulfilling the mission of Jesus Christ in a time when traditional church structures show declining rates of effectiveness. The CVT will continue to organize a variety of resources and opportunities to help leaders – including, but not limited to, education, training, peer groups, and coaching – all geared toward the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ and carrying out His mission of compassion and justice in our various communities.

Rev. Dave Hedgepeth

Congregational Vitality Chair

Elder Training

Saturday, August 29, 2015

at United Methodist Church of Casa Grande
1515 N Trekell Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122


We are happy to welcome Dr. Richard “Dick” Hamm back to Arizona to lead this Elder Training Event! As congregations seek to become transforming, leaders must be equipped to live into new places and practices of ministry.

Dick Hamm will invite Elders to a time of discovery and sharing about this role of Elders Today.

Today’s Elder in a Transforming Church….

Develops a deepening spirituality
Claims and affirms God’s mission in their congregation
Is a creative and innovative leader
Cares for an expanding family of faith
Focuses anew on the practices of Elder at the Table, in Prayer, and Caregiving


This is an Event of the Arizona Region’s Congregational Vitality and Transformation Ministries. A significant grant has been provided for this training workshop.

Congregational Registration $40 (includes 3 participants) Additional Participants $10 each. Registration Deadline Monday, August 10th. Download the Registration Form

Dr. Richard “Dick” Hamm

Dr. Hamm served as our denomination’s General Minister and President from 1993 to 2003 and is currently a TCP Legacy Partner, providing consulting services to congregations and regions.


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