Transforming Congregations by Igniting the Spiritual Lives, Gifts
and Ministries of the Laity

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Unwrapping Our Gifts

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A Proven Track Record


The Laity Empowerment Project, over the past 15 years, has successfully activated over 400 congregations in the Northeast and Midwest of different sizes, denominations and ethnic complexions, from urban to rural settings. Church leaders around the country have this to say about Laity Empowerment Project materials and training:

"The best program I've used in my entire ministry. I've used some powerful stuff, Bethel Series, Logos, but I've never had such a reaction as from the 18 involved in 'UNWRAPPING.'" Rev. Terry Four, Maryland Pastor

"I cannot overstate the impact this project has had on our common life and the ability of this process to strengthen the local church, empower its membership, and create partnerships...between laity and clergy." Rev. Bill Briggs, NY UCC Conference Minister

"Vastly superior to anything else I have seen on the market...Biblically sound..., the cutting edge of what congregations need to be doing." Rev. Kay Woike, Co-pastor and Christian Educator, Buffalo, NY

"The clear format and beautiful flow of the sessions creates deep community and uplifts the participants." Rev. Fanny Erikson, Riverside Church, New York, NY


The following people and churches have used LEP materials and attended LEP training events. If contacted by E-mail or phone, the references below will share with you their experience of Laity Empowerment Project training and curricula, as well as the impact it has had on them and their church:

Rev. Todd Hensley-Weir
First Congregational Church, UCC
269 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Rev. Kay Woike
Church of the Nativity, UCC
1530 Colvin Blvd.
Kenmore, NY 14223

Rev. Bruce McKay
Pilgrim-St. Luke's Church, UCC
335 Richmond Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14208

Rev. Jim Adelmann
Garden City Community Church, UCC
245 Stewart Ave. & Whitehall Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Rev. Fanny Erickson
Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Rev. Skip Waterbury
First Congregational Church, UCC
21 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890-2597
(Boston, MA)

Barbara Heaney
First Congregational Church, UCC
66 Union Street
New London, CT 06320

Rev. Jim Hollister
First Congregational Church, UCC
310 Bluff Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Rev. Peter Lovett
First Parish, United Church
340 Clapboard St.
Westwood, MA 02090

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