Creative Worship: Discovering The Power Of The Narrative Experience
Share best practices and time-tested methodologies to create narrative worship experiences. With an emphasis on creativity over style (traditional/non-traditional), this exploration has something for everyone – regardless of church size, worship styles and budgets.
Workshop Leader: Jason Moore
With a passion for creativity and image, Jason Moore is working to change the world through deep, meaningful, creative worship. Jason is driven to help churches of all sizes, worship styles and means become as effective as possible in communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to a creative and increasingly image obsessed world.
Creating New Spaces: Engaging Vitality
Explore the realities of today’s entry or connecting points for engaging new members, and various tools available to assist in these efforts. Learn and share creative ideas on how to create a welcoming space for diverse communities to be engaged in spiritual growth, fellowship, education, service, advocacy and mission through United Methodist Women.
Workshop Leaders: Khia Shaw and Mollie Vickery
Khia serves as the Executive for Membership Cultivation in the Office of Membership and Leadership Development for the national office of United Methodist Women. With a passion for justice and mission work, she has been honored by the Commission on the Status of Women, the American Red Cross and received the INC 500 Network Marketing Award.
Mollie is a United Methodist Deaconess serving as the Executive for Children, Youth, and Family Advocacy for the national office of United Methodist Women. She has long been devoted to advocacy for her students and their families. This passion for advocacy serves her well in her current position as she advocates for children and youths and their families in a variety of areas, most notably Maternal Health and Domestic Violence.
(This Session is Full) A Cultural Tapestry: Discovering and Developing a Diverse Community
Explore the biblical importance for engaging in intercultural competency and expand our concept of culture, its impact on our personal journey and its interaction with the greater community: the church.
Workshop Leader: Rev. Giovanni Arroyo
Giovanni is currently a provisional elder of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference where he is serving as Staff of The General Commission on Religion and Race while enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry Program focusing on Transformational Leadership in the Wesleyan Perspective through a joint partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary and Cambridge University.
Resources are available for clergy and spouses when it comes to thinking and planning for a healthy financial future. Learn about your benefits and how they will support you in retirement, free and optional services offered through Wespath Benefits and Investments, how to gain access to your online account and explore the helpful tools available and individual Retirement Benefits Projection.
Workshop Leader: Robert Christophel
Robert is a benefit educator who provides financial, retirement and other educational benefits for clergy and lay employees. Prior to joining the General Board in 2014, Bob worked for a not-for-profit multi-employer pension and 401(k) system in New York City, providing benefit communications and participant education for employees of New York museums, performing arts centers and other cultural institutions.
How To Lead Your Congregation Through Change
We know where we want to go. We even know where we need to go. But what do we do when nobody else wants to go there with us? Leading people into a new era is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Join us as we practice a few habits that we can learn from great change-makers.
Workshop Leader: Trey Wince
Trey is the Director of Discipleship at the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. He has 15 years of church leading, planting, consulting, and pastoring experience and has remained convinced that high impact churches are really just churches who know how to take care of the little stuff first.