2019 Training Opportunities All clergy, staff, and laity are invited to the following:
LAY SERVANT TRAINING - June 8, 2019 St. Andrew's (Va Beach) 9a-4:30p Cost is $15 pd in Advance or At the Door (payable to: ERDistrict; for: LS training) COURSES: Basic (Eric Potter) UMC Heritage (Ryan Duncan) Congregational Care (Michelle Louk ) UMC Polity (Dennis Morgan) Register Here
Thursday, May 10, 9am to 2pm 2018 Heritage UMC Cost $13 for lunch and materials.
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.