Join us Saturday, January 27th at Maumee UMC for the Keynote Speaker: Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of Missional Church Initiatives.
Class topics include (choose 2):
- Building your Children's Ministry-Don't Overcomplicate it presented by Callie Jacoby & Jamie Lawrence
The driving principles and process for establishing and growing a long lasting and ever evolving youth and children outreach. How we have reached the next generation with only a few mighty hands.
- Church & Clergy Vitality continued... presented by Rev. Scot Ocke
If churches can’t sustain themselves and need to close in the next 3 years, would yours be one? A Cemetery is Not a Nice Place to Live.
- “Dirty” Discipleship presented by Rev. Steve North
Discipleship is not a class, but a way of life; not a destination, but a migration; not an accomplishment, but a willingness to undergo God on the way to Christ-likeness. This workshop will help us to shed our minimalistic and self-congratulatory understanding of what constitutes discipleship, and to reclaim the Wesleyan ideal of being perfected in love over a lifetime.
- Connecting with the Community Around You presented by Rev. Mary Sullivan
Come learn from the members of the Marketplace For All People; those who started as participants, but have discovered a heart for serving, and sharing God’s grace and love with their community. We will look at missions “with” our neighbors, not “for” our neighbors.
- Preparing for an Active Shooter in Your Church presented by Steve Schemine
We will talk about the active shooter threat and review the recent history of church shootings. We’ll discuss the different options for responding to an active shooter as well has how to develop and implement an active shooter security plan in your church. Finally, things your church leadership team needs to consider in making a decision about concealed carry.
- Door to Core presented by Brad Aycock (AM ONLY!)
This workshop will show practical, realistic methods to help you calibrate and/or recalibrate your focus on reaching the unchurched. Whether you’re involved in a new start or a 150-year old church, implementing the three components of “Door to Core” will help you get unstuck and better positioned to become more outward focused “to make disciple of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
- Embracing our Neighbors Impacted by the Criminaal Justice System presented by Reba Collins & Rev. Waverly Earley
In Ohio, every community contributes to our local jails and state prisons, Maumee Watershed sending over 1,000 neighbors to prison each year. This workshop will explore opportunities God is providing MWD UM Churches to become The Church that provides hope, help, and healing for our members and our communities impacted by crime and incarceration. We’ll discuss the church’s role in supporting families and individuals, and highlight action steps that provide communal care for members, neighbors, and the people we serve through jail and prison ministries.
- Breakthrough Prayer Initiative: The Basics presented by Sue Nilson Kibbey
Learn more about specific steps you can take to help get your congregation on board to move prayer to the foundation of everything, and receive real-life examples of how other churches have re-energized the collective prayer life of their congregations that you can use as well. Interactive Q&A time
included to assist you with application for your own unique setting.
Registration is now closed.