“Day of Empowerment,” a mandatory meeting for all pastors who will be moving after annual conference, will be Thursday, April 29 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Englewood United Methodist Church, 300 South Circle Drive, Rocky Mount, NC.
This meeting will allow Bishop Gwinn an opportunity to teach and encourage best practices and strategies for those moving into new or first-time appointments. During the day participants will also be meeting with their affinity groups (persons serving churches of similar size and focus). Affinity groups will be meeting monthly during the first three months of each new appointment to strengthen and encourage one another and continue learning best practices for the first year in a new appointment. Also included in this day will be worship and fellowship over lunch. (A donation of $5 for lunch is expected.) Pastors who have a need for child care should let their district superintendent know as soon as possible, so this information can be passed on to the people at Englewood UMC. If you will be unable to attend, you must contact your district superintendent immediately.