RESOURCE DAY WITH REV. DAVID HOOD
DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; evening 7 to 9:30 pm
For clergy & laity
LOCATION: West Grove UMC, 102 Walnut St., Neptune, NJ 07753
Every church in the district is encouraged to send a team of church leaders with their pastor to this important and valuable "learning opportunity" !
EXCITING MINISTRIES ARE TAKING PLACE AT THE FORT MCKINLEY CAMPUS OF THE GINGHAMSBURG UMC UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS YOUNG PASTOR!
In Rev. Hood's presentation, we will:
- Explore Cultural Exegesis - how to read your context and how to become the church your neighbors have always dreamed about.
- Learn three critical questions every church needs to be asking in order to engage their community.
- Develop strategies for moving a congregation from inward to outward focus.
- Learn what Asset Based Community Development (A.B.C.D.) is and how to deploy it in your community.
- Fill each pastor's and leader's hands with tools for leading change in your church for growth and impact.
Rev. David Hood is the Pastor of New Church Development for Ginghamsburg Church, where he serves as Campus Pastor at Fort McKinley Church and The Point - the urban branches of Ginghamsburg Church in Dayton, Ohio. Fort McKinley is a church "restart" that was on the brink of closing in 2008. In just 3 years, Fort McKinley has grown from 40 attendees to over 400 in three Sunday morning worship celebrations. Beyond what God is doing inside the building, Dave is equally excited about how God is using the Fort McKinley family outside the building. Located squarely in an urban neighborhood plagued by poverty, neglect and decline, Fort McKinley Church has taken to heart Jesus' command to "Love our Neighbors." Through prayer, sustained mission focus and a commitment to "Asset Based Community Development," Fort McKinley Church has begun to live into its identity as, "The Empowering and Transforming Center of the Community." On Easter 2012, Fort McKinley launched a new campus called The Point. This model of multiplication and mission is part of Dave's strategic plan for reclaiming the city of Dayton for Jesus.
Dave has a BA from Judson University in Biblical Studies, an M.Div. from United Theological Seminary and is currently working on his D.Min. project. Before joining Ginghamsburg's pastoral staff in 2008, he was pastor at Gordon United Methodist Church in Ohio. In June 2011, Dave was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church and received the Harry Denman Award for Excellence in Evangelism. Dave has been married to Julie (his high school sweetheart) since 1990 and has four wonderfully unique children.
Location / Address
West Grove UMC (Neptune)
102 Walnut St
Neptune, NJ 07753-4302