Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition: A Lay Leadership Development Program for Adults


Harvest the Power is designed for adults of all ages and stages, young adults through elders, who currently hold or are considering accepting a congregational leadership position. Participants in this program might include current or potential governing board members, committee members, task force members, or small group leaders.

Workshops can accommodate any number of participants. Six participants is an ideal minimum. With more than 12 participants, consider adding a third facilitator to your team.

Integrating All Participants

People of all ages have a range of abilities, disabilities, and sensitivities. Be sure to ask individual participants to identify any particular disability or sensitivity-related accommodations they will need.

Participants also bring a wide range of learning styles and information-processing preferences. Individual workshops are designed with this in mind and allow for a number of different kinds of activities. In addition, you will find in each workshop alternate activities that may better suit your group’s stylistic preferences.

To support the inclusion of all participants, review Accessibility Guidelines for Adult Workshop Presenters before leading these workshops. Implement what you must to make your space welcoming and accessible, to the extent possible.