“Reclaiming your Passion for Ministry”
The Southern Region Day of Learning

The Southern Region Day of Learning is designed for Staff Parish Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Administrative Board or Council Members, Lay Members, Lay Leaders and people engaged in various ministries of the church to provide foundational understanding and leadership skills. It is also a time to share fellowship and ideas with your peers in other congregations. Participants have the opportunity to choose one or two workshops. The event costs $10 and pre-registration is required so that we are prepared with adequate numbers of materials for you. The deadline to register is Thursday, February 9


1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Sign in and Welcome
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Worship
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Workshop A
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Break
4:30 p.m.  – 5:45 p.m. – Workshop B
6:00 p.m. – Dinner – (Optional: Advance reservation required, located on registration form)

Workshop Description:

Full day workshop 3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

“Building Leadership Teams”
Rev. Myrna Bethke,
Southern Region District Superintendent
This workshop will help leaders of committees learn techniques for building and strengthening leadership teams.  We will learn and experience techniques such as developing leadership covenants, using team building, and getting “buy-in” for decisions.  The workshop will run for the entire training time.

OR  Pick Two of the following Workshops:

“Coaching Volunteer Leaders in Worship and the Arts”
Eric Drew, Director of Worship
In this session worship, music, multimedia, hospitality, and creative arts team leaders will learn how to coach and empower the priesthood of all believers contributing in our Sunday services.

“Jesus’ Leadership in Small Group Ministry”
Rev. Beth Caulfield, Director of Small Groups Ministry
This workshop gives space for “hands on” learning about the purpose and power of small group ministry as it offers opportunity to explore theological and contextual principles of small groups as you experience them!

“Lessons from the front lines: Habits of church planters we all need to try”
Trey Wince, Director of New Disciples
There is something about starting a church or business or even a bible study from scratch that demands urgency, excitement, and creativity.  But if we’re being honest, those feelings can fade as we become established.  Let’s take a look at three key habits of a church planter and consider what they have to teach us about our more established ministries.

“Engaging Community: Discovering partners and leveraging resources for local ministry”
Rev. Brian Roberts, Southern Region District Superintendent
The workshop will begin with a group “Mind mapping” exercise that models a method for discovering important trends in the community. Training and practice of Asset mapping will follow helping participants look for untapped or under-utilized partners and potential resources in your community. The workshop will end with discussion of readily available resources for local churches that seek to know more about and build stronger relationships in their communities.

“Strong United Methodist Men’s Groups are vital to the life of our churches”
Michael Duvall, President of United Methodist Men’s Group and Associate District Lay Leader on the Cape Atlantic District
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17. Men have always been an important part of the vitality of our churches.  As Methodist Men, we need to answer the challenge to be the leaders, mentors, and disciple-makers that God has ordained us to be.  In this workshop we will investigate:

  • The status of United Methodist Men in the Southern Region?
  • What is our role as men in our churches?
  • How can we challenge one another to be Godly men?
  • How can we mentor the next generation of Godly men?
  • What is a Chartered United Methodist Men’s Group?
  • Why should we be chartered; what’s in it for us?
  • We will discuss available resources from the General Commission on UMM.
  • We will distribute a packet of information from the General Commission on UMM.
  • There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Pitman UMC

758 N Broadway
Pitman, NJ 08071

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