IMAGINEERING

The Southern Region Day of Learning is designed for both clergy and laity engaged in various ministries of the church to provide foundational understanding and leadership skills. It is specifically encouraged that members of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Administrative Board or Council Members, Lay Members, Lay Leaders attend this important learning opportunity. Each participant will choose one from Workshops A and one from Workshops B.

Cost
$10 per person; includes all materials. Please note that pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Deadline to register is Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Agenda
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Sign in and Welcome
2:00 p.m. – 2;45 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 A | Pick 1

Lead Like Wesley | Rev. Brian Roberts, Southern Region DS
Leadership Lessons that will equip you to transform lives grow disciples and engage your community. Based on the book “Lead Like Wesley”

Conflict Resolution | Nicola Mulligan, Executive Assistant to the Bishop 

Worship With Next Gen Disciples | Eric Drew, GNJ Director of Worship
Research has shown that as many as 1 in 2 young people have written and recorded their own song. Next generations of disciples are incredibly creative. However, engaging them in worship services and worship planning continues to be a challenge. How can you engage next generation disciples to add energy and freshness to worship? Come to find out more.

Small Groups | Heather Mandala, Director of Small Groups Ministry Hope Church
Small Groups are an important factor in the life of a healthy church. This workshop will help you set a vision and plan to grow your small group ministry. Heather oversees a Small Group program with over 500 different participants. She is passionate about small groups and has a wealth of information to share.

Creative Sermon Series | Rev. Glenn Conaway, Southern Region DS
Looking at creative ways that can spark  interest for both new millennials’ and seasoned attenders that will get them thinking about the Christian Faith.

Stewardship is More Than Fundraising | Brian Mickle, Director of Development, UM Stewardship Foundation
In this workshop, we will explore ways to initiate electronic giving, and  year round stewardship planning, helping your congregation understand the importance of “generosity” and not just fundraising. 

Tell Your Church’s Story | Josh Kinney, GNJ Editorial Manager 
Your church has a story. From the people who make up the congregation to the impact your church has on its community, there’s a story to be told and an audience needing to hear it.

Facility Care | Alex Mayer, GNJ Property Manager
Effective trustees will function as Christian stewards of property God has entrusted to the congregation. This workshop will help guide trustees through the many details of caring for your church physical properties.

Team Building | Chris Heckert, Haddonfield UMC, Senior Pastor
 Re-imagining how we communicate, organize, and lead ministry teams in a changing landscape

Church is a Team Sport | Jeff Bills, Hope UMC, Senior Pastor 
Every church has a staff. Some have paid staff – all have volunteer staff.  The key leadership challenge is to have the church staff working in a coordinated way that is aligned with the church’s vision and values.  This vitally important process requires church wide support beginning with the pastor and Staff Parish Relations committees.


Workshop B | Pick 1

Lead Like Wesley | Rev. Brian Roberts, Southern Region DS
Leadership Lessons that will equip you to transform lives grow disciples and engage your community. Based on the book “Lead Like Wesley.

Pastoral Evaluation Process | Nicola Mulligan, Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Worship With Next Gen Disciples | Eric Drew, GNJ Director of Worship
Research has shown that as many as 1 in 2 young people have written and recorded their own song. Next generations of disciples are incredibly creative. However, engaging them in worship services and worship planning continues to be a challenge. How can you engage next generation disciples to add energy and freshness to worship? Come to find out more.

Small Churches: Claim Your Future | Rev. Gina Yeske, GNJ Director of Small Groups Ministry
Too often the urgent day-to-day matters in a small church consume the energy of both the pastor and the laity, there is nothing left to plan for the future. You will receive tools to help small church leaders begin to evaluate how their church is prepared to move into the future. This would be a good starting point for any small church considering Team Vital. Based on materials from Discipleship Ministries.

Creative Sermon Series | Rev. Glenn Conaway, Southern Region DS
Looking at creative ways that can spark  interest for both new millennials’ and seasoned attenders that will get them thinking about the Christian Faith.

New Year, New Roles! | Brian Mickle, Director of Development, UM Stewardship Foundation
New to the role of being part of the finance team?” We will dig deep into the roles of the members of the Finance Committee and the role of the pastor in congregational finances. We will survey several areas of the ministry of the Finance Committee: Financial Direction, Annual Funding Campaign, Developing the Annual Budget, Financial Communications, Financial Reports, Safeguards for Church Funds, Annual Audit, and Planned Giving. Please bring with you a copy of the church’s 2018 budget and information about the 2017 Stewardship campaign if available.

Tell Your Church’s Story | Josh Kinney, GNJ Editorial Manager 
Your church has a story. From the people who make up the congregation to the impact your church has on its community, there’s a story to be told and an audience needing to hear it.

Beyond Buildings, Fiduciary Responsibility of a Trustee | Lynn Caterson, GNJ Chancellor and Chair, Absecon UMC Board of Trustees
This workshop will instruct trustees in matters beyond supervising and maintaining the church’s  physical property.  They are also responsible for all gifts to the congregation and all legal requirements related to the local church.

Safe Sanctuaries | Debbie Barnett, Regional Safe Sanctuaries
This workshop will cover the development and how to maintain Safe Sanctuary policies.

Out of the Box | Tom Stark, Good Shepherd UMC, Senior Pastor  
Listening to the congregation and community to develop high impact ministry.

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