Church Development Institute

The Episcopal Church in Colorado’s Church Development Institute (CDI) is a leadership training program focused on the ministry of developing the spiritual community and organizational life of congregations.  We equip leaders to serve in the congregation, in the diocese and as consultants.  CDI is a highly integrated training experience that engages participants in the issues and dynamics faced as leaders and consultants.


CDI is a program for clergy and lay leaders who desire to make their parishes strong, healthier, more deeply rooted in our tradition, more responsive to God and more effective in their communities.

The Colorado CDI has been revamped to better equip clergy and lay leaders in The Episcopal Church in Colorado to meet the needs of the current context in which we do ministry and move us together into the future.  We are adding material around the four ministry areas the Standing Committee has identified as areas of focus for the next several years: being missional at a “pew” level, becoming radically generous people, creative evangelization of young adults, and making a difference in addressing the real needs and suffering in the world around us.

We are also blessed to be able to offer this program at Cathedral Ridge with our own trained team and reduced rates from previous years. The main cost is 8 weekends of room and board at Cathedral Ridge. Scholarship money is available. Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn how to leverage change for the future Church.

For more information, contact  Nancy McClung in the Office of the Bishop.


CDI Brochure

Registration information and form for the 2016-17 Cycle

CDI Reading List

Design of the Church Development Institute

Outcomes of Participation in the Church Development Institute

CDI Scholarship Fund Application

For Participants
Each cycle consists of 4 two-day training sessions.  A complete program consists of two cycles (any order) for a total of 8 two-day sessions.  All sessions are located at Cathedral Ridge in Woodland Park. Congregational teams must register for and attend the same track.

Track A schedule is Thursday, 1:00 pm to Friday 4:00 pm

Track B schedule is Saturday 10:00 am to Sunday 2:00 pm

In 2017: Week 2: Track A Feb. 2-3, Track B Feb. 4-5; Week 3: Track A Mar. 30-31, Track B Apr. 1-2; Week 4: Track A Jun. 1-2, Track B Jun.3-4