Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bethany Korean UMC

Schedule:
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Devotion
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Workshop Session 1
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshop Session 2

Workshop Session 1

  • Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • New to the Finance Team
  • Dinner Church
  • Breakthrough
  • Conflict Transformation

Workshop Session 2

  • A 12 Month Plan for Stewardship
  • Lay Leader, Lay Member, & Church Council Chair
  • Nominations & Leadership Development
  • Breakthrough

Workshop Descriptions:

Staff Parish Relations Committee | Rev. Gina Kim, Palisades District Superintendent
An effective committee builds a strong positive relationship between staff and congregation resulting in effective pastor (and staff) leadership and cooperation with the congregation empowering the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This committee works with the lead pastor and other staff to fulfill legal and ethical responsibilities related to staff. This committee consults with the bishop and district superintendent on matters of clergy leadership of the local congregation as part of the appointment process. This committee enlists, evaluates, and annually recommends candidates for professional ministry to the church conference.

Board of Trustees | Rev. David Wehrle
Learn the basic function and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees of the local United Methodist Church. This is an interactive seminar for those with or without experience as a Trustee. The seminar is led by Rev. David Wehrle, Pastor of Leonia United Methodist Church. David has served as a pastor for 16 years. As a layperson, he served on the Board of Trustees of Wesley United Methodist Church, Salem, MA. David also brings his experience from several years as Secretary of the Palisades District Board of Church Location and Building.

New to the Finance Team | Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash, Executive Director, The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
This workshop is for you if you are new to the Finance Team. You’ll get off on the right foot as you begin serving on this important Administrative team in your church. We will also address best practices for handling money in the local church.

Breakthrough | Rev. Juel Nelson, Director of Leadership Development
Recommended for Pastors, lay servants, worship leaders, worship committees, small group leaders.
Breakthrough is a resource designed to provide easy to use best practices and worship series so that GNJ congregations can re-tune their worship, spend less time preparing the details and focus on what really matters – preaching the gospel to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. Come learn about this new GNJ resource launching this spring!

Conflict Transformation| Rev. Brian Neville
Key steps in resolving conflict in your church. Identify your conflict style, grow in your peacemaking skills, and walk through case studies of conflict resolution that lead to a better, healthier church.

Lay Leader, Lay Member to Annual Conference, & Church Council Chairperson: What’s My Job? | Rev. Bernie Khaw & Rev. Gina Kim, Palisades District Superintendent
Lay leaders, lay members to annual conference, and church council chairperson who engage in mission and ministry as part of a disciple-making movement have significant impact on the vitality of the local church as they partner together with their clergy leadership. The discussion will be around these roles in relationship to the overall mission of the church.

Nominations and Leadership Development | Rev. Brian Neville
It’s more than finding warm bodies! Thoughts on a meaningful process to identify and develop leaders for the future of your church.

A 12 Month Plan for Stewardship | Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash, Executive Director, The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
Creating a culture of generosity within your congregation doesn’t happen in one Sunday or even in a month of Sundays. It’s something that needs to be done on an ongoing basis throughout the year. A “Stewardship Calendar” can be an invaluable instrument in planning a more holistic approach to generosity and stewardship. In this workshop you will begin the process of developing a 12 month plan for stewardship for your church.

Bethany UMC in Wayne and Fort Lee

491 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

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