Winter Leadership Training Session
January 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
New Sharon UMC in Hillsborough, NC
Everything You Need to Know to Serve on a P/SPRC
Members of the Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee will learn ways to support the pastor and remain attentive to the ministry needs of the congregation. The mission of the UMC, basic information in the Book of Discipline and helpful tools for assessment and resources for times of conflict will be provided.
Led by: Rev. Jessie Larkins and a panel of experienced SPRC leaders
Organizing Your Church for Mission and Ministry
Feel like you spend more time in meetings than you do in ministry? Have more committee slots to fill than you do people in worship on a Sunday? Recycling the same 12 names through all of the church leadership roles? You’re not alone! Over time it is easy for our church administration to become bogged down in committees and meetings and lose sight of the reason why we exist at all. The Book of Discipline does require certain things of our organizational structures to remain United Methodist, but the Discipline also offers incredible freedom in how we organize our congregation’s administrative and ministry teams. This workshop will offer you ideas about how to streamline your committees; reduce the number of meetings you’re having; and organize your congregation in the direction of mission and ministry (all within the parameters of the BOD). This workshop would be especially helpful for pastors, lay leaders, council chairs, or any other leader who is tired of sitting through the same meeting 4 times!
Led by: Rev. Carol Goehring and Rev. Anita Taylor
Making Statistical Tables Work For You
Pastors, will this be your first year filling out statistical tables? Finance Team members, have you ever wondered what those numbers are used for? Can you make an impact on your apportionments based on how you fill out the Tables? All you ever wanted to know about Statistical Tables with help from the best expert we could find. This workshop is right on time as all of our churches will be submitting their 2017 statistical data by January 31, 2018.
Let Rev. George Speake, Conference Statistician, offer clarity and ease your burden this year.
Women in the Life of the UMC
The Commision on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) exists to ensure the full participation of women at all levels of the UMC, from lay leadership in local churches to equity in appointment making and denominational decision making; helping our churches become free of gender-based harassment of any kind. The NC Conference COSROW committee is beginning its work by listening to as many voices from across the Conference as they can ask the question: “How are we doing, in North Carolina, in 2017, with regards to the full participation of women at every level of church leadership?” The committee wants to hear your stories, experiences, and observations. Are there barriers? If so, what and where are they and how can we help break them down? This is a confidential space. Women, men, lay, and clergy are welcome. The content of the listening sessions will serve to hold a mirror for all of us and to help guide the NCC COSROW team as they set goals and priorities for the rest of the quadrennium.
Led by: Rev. Christi Dye and members of the COSROW committee
(If you are interested, but unable to come to the Women in the Life of the UMC session, please contact chairperson, Christi Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.358.2715)
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