Facilitator Training

Facilitator Training

Workshop Facilitators

Healthy Congregations, Inc., offers resources and training that are based on a view of life that looks at communities as living systems that incorporate thinking, feeling, responsibility, and purpose.

These resources are centered around 6 workshops:

Workshop 1: Creating Healthy Congregations

Workshop 1 introduces the basics of systems thinking and looks at building capacities to accept differences while focusing on organizational strength and mission.

Workshop 2: Healthy Congregations Respond to Anxiety and Change

Workshop 2 focuses on identifying and dealing with anxiety in communities, management of conflict, and developing capacities to be flexible and creative through it all.

Workshop 3: Leadership in Healthy Congregations

Workshop 3 works on the development of healthier processes by looking at how leaders function, rather than through programs and techniques. The workshop highlights the role leaders as providing immunity to processes that tear down the fabric of the community.

Workshop 4: Relationships in Healthy Congregations

Workshop 4 deals with the development of graciousness and truth. The workshop focuses on building relationships founded in care, encouragement, and empowerment.

Workshop 5: Healthy Congregations Develop Generous People

Workshop 5 looks at broad perspectives around stewardship and how it relates to emotional processes in a system.

Workshop 6: The Spiritual Care of Healthy Congregations

Workshop 6 deals with sharing, hospitality and ‘beginning again as a way of life.’

     Workshop Facilitators are individuals who have been trained and are equipped to facilitate these workshops in their own communities. This training involves 15 classroom hours that focus on a solid introduction to systems and Bowen family systems theory. Participants will learn how to utilize this foundational knowledge in developing strategies for presenting all six workshops.

Workshop Trainers are individuals who have been trained and are equipped to lead these facilitator training events and train facilitators. All of our Trainers operate independently and we rely upon them to send us information on when they are holding training events. As we learn of training events they are posted on our Events page and through social media. If there are no training events in your area we can provide information for you on who to contact. We have trainers in most states. If you would like to become a Trainer, please click here.

2018-19 Facilitator Training Opportunities

2020 Winter Online Dates / Times:

7 Consecutive Thursdays from January 2nd through February 13th

  • January 23rd
  • January 30th
  • February 6th
  • February 13th
  • February 20th
  • February 27th
  • March 5th

10am – Noon ET


The Rev. Robert F. Holley will conduct the training.


Online training will utilize Zoom Video Conferencing (zoom.us). Please contact the office if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to test out the software.


Tuition for Facilitator Training is $450. For the Winter Training, tuition is due by December 12th to ensure delivery of the Facilitator Manual prior to the start of training.  Later registrations may require expedited shipping. You can register below. If you have questions about the course, you may contact The Rev. Robert Holley directly (robertfholley@gmail.com). Tuition includes the training sessions plus a copy of the Facilitator Training Manual and DVDs for the six Healthy Congregations workshops, a $275 value.