2017 Church Leader Training
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Offered by the Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District
Hosted by Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Rd, Conyers
2:15 – 5:30 pm
80-minute workshops, each offered twice
Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee
Rev. Dr. Coy Hinton, ADOX District Superintendent
The staff parish relations committee workshop is designed specifically for members of the committee, but others are welcome if they wish to learn about the committee. The time will be spent dealing with expectations placed on the committee by the United Methodist Discipline. Questions that participants bring will be discussed. Hopefully those in attendance will gain a new sense of the importance of the committee for the mission of the congregation.
Rev. Dr. Jim Cantrell, Sr. Pastor of Snellville UMC
What does “supervision, oversight, and care” really mean? If you are a trustee of your church, please make plans to attend this informative workshop.
Rev. Dr. Derrick Rhodes, Sr. Pastor of Kelley Chapel UMC
During this workshop attendees will take a look at the "nuts and bolts", foundational information and the structure and practices for church finances and stewardship. If you are a member of a church Finance or Stewardship Committee or just interested in how “non-profit” finances work, make plans to attend.
Rev. Dr. Ellen Shepard, Sr. Pastor of Stone Mountain First UMC
God has gifted each of us, God has called us to serve and when that gift is used for the edification of the Body of Christ and we serve within our gifted area, great things happen.
Administrative Council/Administrative Board
Rev. Leon Matthews, Sr. Pastor of Lithonia First UMC
The Administrative Council is the group of dedicated disciples who provide plan and implement the ministries of nurture, mission/outreach, worship/witness, and faith development in the local church. This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for new and returning leaders the ability to enhance and explore ways to make more disciples and empower ministries to advance God’s kingdom on earth.
Lay Leader/Lay Member/Lay Servant
Pat Days, ADOX District Lay Leader
Debra Constable, ADOX District Lay Ministries Director
“All Christians are called to minister wherever Christ would have them serve and witness in deeds and words that heal and free.” (The Book of Discipline, para 128). In this session you will learn the difference between the Lay Leader and Lay Servant positions. You will better understand the responsibilities of the Lay Leader/Lay Member and the different categories, the processes and the resources available to Lay Servants that will help us to live out our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Rachel Hockman, Director of Family Ministries, Mountain Park UMC
“Let the children come to me…,” “train them in the way and they will not wander far from it…” There are so many scriptures that tell us the importance of teaching our children about God – join us as we explore Children’s Ministry in the local church.
Rev. Andrew Covington, Sr. Pastor of Connexion Church @ North Covington UMC
If you have a passion for young people and their relationship with Jesus Christ “Nearly half of all Christians accept Jesus as their savior before the age of 13,” and nearly “2 out of 3 Christians before the age of 18” – these Barna statistics are just some of the reasons Youth Ministry is so important, make plans to attend this workshop and learn more.
Adult/Older Adults Ministries
Rev. Dr. Susan Martin Taylor, Sr. Pastor of Starrsville UMC
Sunday's Coming/Small Groups Are Meeting: Who's teaching, leading or facilitating? What's being taught? In what ways are teaching, leading and facilitating happening? What difference does it make or so what or are lives being transformed?
Rev. Kim Hyo, Korean/Chinese Ministries Coordinator in the N Ga Conference office
MissionInsite is a demographics program that provides churches with instant access to community information. If you are part of the evangelism or outreach team at your church, make plans to attend this informative workshop.
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