Training of Trainers

Training of Trainers

Healthy Congregations offers “Training of Trainers”

In the Healthy Congregations Network, over 100 people have been designated as those who train other people to be workshop facilitators. This level of development is a key to the further thinking about family systems and the principles and forces that impact congregational and community life.


September 27-28, 2018
9am – 5pm

LOCATION: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Conference
The United Methodist Church
304 S. Perimeter Park Place
Nashville, TN  37211



Class size will be limited to 7 participants. To be considered for admission to the training, applicants must submit the following materials:

    1. training3Letter of application to Healthy Congregations, Inc. that indicates your reason for applying for the training and the history of your experience, education and group work regarding family systems theory, Bowen theory and Healthy Congregations material. (This training focuses on those who have previously been trained as facilitators of HC material. If you have training that you would consider “parallel” to this experience, that will be taken into consideration. The expectation for our trainers is that they have a minimum of three years experience in leading HC material.)


    1. Three letters of reference from those who have observed your work in family systems or Healthy Congregations workshop leadership giving candid assessment of strengths and growth areas.


    1. A statement of commitment that specifically states how the trainer intends to be involved in an on-going family of origin or coaching experience that is Bowen family systems theory based.


  1. An application fee of $250 is due along with the application materials by August 20th. If you are admitted into the program, the balance of $450 is due by the beginning of training. The application fee will be refunded to those who are not admitted into the program at this time. If it is necessary to withdraw from the program, a refund will be granted if withdrawal occurs 30 or more days in advance of the event.


Following acceptance into the training, participants will each be given reading and specific leadership assignments to be shared with others during the training.

Costs include materials and tuition and are payable to Healthy Congregations, Inc. Applications may be sent electronically to: or through surface mail to: Healthy Congregations, Inc., 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015. All applications are due on or before August 20th. For questions concerning the location, please contact Skip Armistead at (931) 378-0824.  For questions concerning the training, please contact the Healthy Congregations office.