The Center for Leadership Excellence is excited to present two upcoming Days of Learning as a part of our series on Innovation. Join us this fall and get those creative juices flowing. Our speakers will guide and inspire us to generate new ideas and to take concrete steps toward turning our ideas into thriving ministries.
Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
with Heather Heinzman Lear
Monday, September 24, 2018, 9am-3pm
Genesis United Methodist Church
What if evangelism didn’t look like evangelism? Many Christians shy away from evangelism, or think of evangelism as good work … for someone else to do. Join Heather Heinzman Lear, Director of Evangelism at The United Methodist Church’s Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, as she invites us to rethink what it means to share God’s good news and challenges us to imagine new possibilities for sharing God’s good news in our communities.
with Christian Coon
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 9am-3pm
Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
What if failure was a gift from God? When church leaders feel the pressure to grow and succeed, it makes the thought of failing even more anxiety-producing. But making failure your friend may be exactly what is needed to spur creative ways to connect with your community. Join Christian Coon, a UMC pastor and co-founder of Urban Village Church, as he invites us to risk failing boldly as we seek new ways to connect with our communities.