The Maumee Watershed District Leadership Development Day is quickly approaching. Please save the date of Saturday, January 25 to attend. Registration is now Open! The event will be held at Maumee UMC this year and will feature the following workshops:
- Be a 21st Century Good Samaritan: Presented by: All In Community - Jami Nathan (MWD), Reba Collins, Consultant (WOC)
In Luke 10, Jesus provides us a model for helping people heal from a special type of brokenness that follows crime victimization. Responding appropriately with congregation members who have experienced any type of violation is key to restoring their wholeness in body, mind, and spirit. This All In Community workshop will share care ministries that supports healing for people affected by crime and the criminal justice system.
- Brain Development & Faith Integration of Young Persons Presented by: Rebecca L. Hug, MDiv, MA, LPC
Youth Workers & Parents: Join us for a journey to discovering what’s going on in the adolescent brain! We will delve into societal and media influences and impacts on youth’s identity development, mental health, and future goals. You’ll learn how to make the most of your risk-taking, emotionally precarious, and deeply caring teenager’s mind and walk away with tangible skills to help teens navigate faith integration into their identities and every day living.
- Building A Legacy at your UMC:
Why your church should establish an Endowment and how you can encourage participation. We will explore a variety of ways the church can help people in a Planned Giving program through a ministry of Generosity. We will look at “Planning for your Future Like Planning for A Vacation.”
- Creating Safety & Security in Your Church (PM only): Presented by: Steve Schemine, Deputy Chief of Police (CSCC Police Dept.)
In this seminar we will discuss how to create a comprehensive plan to prepare and respond to emergencies, and to mitigate safety risks at your church. We will walk through the process of assembling a safety team, conducting risk assessments and writing a safety plan
- Engaging Younger Generations: Presented by: Rev. Bill Lyle, Pastor of Peace, Rev. Scott Drummond, Director of Operations at Peace UMC and Rev. Victoria Richards Burgoon, Deacon serving at Peace UMC
This workshop will take a deeper dive into Reaching the Next Generation by providing practical solutions to engaging younger adults and families in the life of your church. It will focus on the priorities and steps needed to reach, engage and connect them. Learn how vital relationships, hands on service and children’s ministry can stem the tide of a missing generation.
- Financial Education Opportunities: Presented by: Russ Abbott, United Methodist Financial Credit Union
“30% of Americans are constantly stressed about money” (CNBC report). Come learn about 3 seminars offered to your church. We will take the participants through the seminar on Understanding Credit. Then we will share how the seminars may be brought to your congregation.
- Preparing for Active Threats (AM only): Presented by: Steve Schemine, Deputy Chief of Police (CSCC Police Dept.)
In this seminar we will discuss how to plan, prepare, and respond to active threats at your church. These include active shooter, disorderly/disturbed person, and bomb threats. We will also discuss considerations for establishing security teams and concealed carry.
- SPRC & Smart Goals: Presented by: Rev. Dr. Scot Ocke, Maumee Watershed District Superintendent
This class will engage Pastor or Staff Parish members regarding the 2016 General Conference requirement that full time pastors engage in a time of reflection and equipping every 8 years. Pastor and Staff Parish members need to understand this process and how it equips pastors and churches. This includes free professional coaching for pastors and the development of Smart Goals that will enhance their fruitfulness and help the church be more fruitful as well!
Download the PDF Flyer attached below to register via mail, to insert into your church's publications, or to invite a friend!
Registration is now open and will close on January 21st