2017-2018 Training Opportunities All clergy, staff, and laity are invited to the following:
Tuesday, March 13, 9am to 3pm Heritage UMC Cost $13 for box lunch
From Membership to Discipleship with Rev. Dr. Phil Maynard, author of Shift
The workshop will focus on making the shift in the culture of the church from membership to discipleship. Through this workshop, participants will understand that discipleship is about investing in people so Jesus transforms their lives, consider discipleship as a process instead of a program, the importance of developing relational discipling relationships. A theology and definition of discipleship will be explored as participants consider discipleship as a journey. Clergy will receive 0.5 CEU Required Reading: Chapter 3, “From Membership to Discipleship,” from Dr. Maynard’s book Shift prior to the event.
Thursday, May 10, 9am to 2pm Heritage UMC Cost $13 for box lunch
From Serve Us to Service with Rev. Dr. Phil Maynard, author of Shift
The workshop will focus on making the shift in the culture of the church from an internal focus to an external focus. Participants will consider service as being beyond providing resources to other organizations; that service can be an entry point for new people; and a sound theology of service. Further, participants will learn skills in coaching their congregation to shift to the next level is servant ministries. Participants will be introduced to the terms “missional gestures” and “ministries of engagement.” Clergy will receive 0.5 CEU. Required Reading: Chapter 4, “From ‘Serve Us’ to Service,” from Dr. Maynard’s book Shift prior to the event.
Registration coming soon!
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