Congregational Development
@ The Diocese of Southeast Florida 

Plan   Lead   Develop

The Episcopal Diocese 

of Southeast Florida 

There are five primary concepts of Congregational Development, all of which work simultaneously and are deeply interwoven with one another.


  • Serves as a model for strategically developing a healthier church where the Gospel message can be proclaimed.
  • Fosters clergy growth by at least one leadership level.
  • Establishes a viable Hospitality, Invitation and Incorporation (HII) process in parishes.
  • Guides recruitment, formation, and training of parish leadership teams.
  • Encourages development of short and long-term parish ministry plans.