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One event on March 30, 2019 at 9:00 am
Saturday, March 16 at Lewisburg UMC and Saturday, March 30 at Mt. Zion UMC, Nettie
9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
9:00—9:30 a.m. Registration and Fellowship
9:30—10:00 a.m. Worship
10:00—11:30 a.m. Plenary
12:30—1:45 p.m. First Class Session
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Second Class Session
This event is for both clergy and laity. Continuing Education credit will apply.
Plenary will be led by Rev. Jonathan Dierdorff. Jonathan serves the Meadow River Charge and has been a leader in our district in making disciples. Both churches on the charge have experienced numerical as well as spiritual growth. Jonathan will share from his experiences what he has found to be key in making disciples.
Church Leadership 101 – Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.
Evangelism is About Relationship – Participants will examine John Wesley’s model of evangelism. The central motive of authentic evangelism is: “Having received a message that’s made all the difference in our lives, we desire to share that message with others in the hope it will transform their lives as well.” Our relationship with God transforms us into new beings so that we love our neighbors as ourselves.
God’s Mission Our Journey – Participants will explore a holistic approach to participation in God’s mission to the world, in their communities and beyond. They will reflect on the reasons why we engage in mission and how to plan and prepare to be more intentional realizing that mission experiences enhance our personal and spiritual journeys.
Digging Deeper into the Bible – As United Methodists, we believe Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey. Class participants will learn to look at the context in which biblical passages were written and the importance of formulating good questions as one “digs” deeper into the Biblical text.