The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team (CDT) will help leaders learn to effectively use MissionInSite in four workshops, Oct. 5-6, led by renowned church growth strategist the Rev. Thomas Bandy.

Tom Bandy returns to teach MissionInSite

Do you want to strategically reach and draw new people to your church? Renowned church growth strategist and coach Tom Bandy will return to our area November 13-15 to teach clergy and lay leaders to do just that. How? By using MissionInSite to design and adapt ministries to attract new people.

Bandy will visit the Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware conferences to teach basic and advanced classes on how to use MissionInSite’s demographic and lifestyles research-based tools to create new approaches to ministry and mission. He will teach from his groundbreaking book See, Know & Serve the People within Your Reach.

Basic training is for persons or churches who either have no understanding of MissionInSite or feel uncomfortable using it. Advanced training is for those who already understand MissionInSite, but who want to be trained to do more for their church and to help other churches. Basic classes will be held conveniently at churches in the North and South districts.

Tom Bandy MissionInSite Training Schedule

Basic Training

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 6:45 to 8:30 PM, at Bethany UMC Wescosville (Allentown-North District).
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:45 to 8:30 PM, at Thorndale UMC (South District).

Advanced Training (For people who have a working knowledge of MissionInSite and Bandy’s usage of demographic information for ministry)

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 9 AM to 12 PM, at Eastern PA Conference Office.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 AM to 12 PM, at Eastern PA Conference Office.

Bandy will also meet with the conference’s Order of Elders on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9 -10 AM, at Innabah Camp Retreat Center in Spring City, before heading to Delaware to work with the Peninsula-Delaware Conference. For more information contact the Rev. Gordon Hendrickson, Congregational Development Coordinator, at or call 267-258-9507

Go to the event page to learn more.