Bishop’s Day Apart – Sept. 20
In cooperation with the Academy for Leadership Excellence, the next Bishop’s Day Apart will be held for all clergy on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Nashville UMC in Nashville. A gathering will begin at 9 a.m. The program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. There will be a $5 donation requested to cover lunch.
The theme for the day will be “Leading an Externally-Focused Church.” The discussion will be led by Rick Rusaw, author of “The Externally Focused Church and Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community.” Rusaw is also the lead pastor at Lifebridge Christian Church in Colorado.
Rusaw will share the story of how Lifebridge became such a church along with practical leadership insights such as casting the vision and navigating a ministry paradigm shift; assessing the needs of your community; teaching the power of service and organizing for usefulness. He will ask the searching question, “Would the church you lead be greatly missed by your community if it were no longer there?”
For information on registering, go to Bishop’s Day Apart.
Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving
Pastors, church financial leaders, and stewardship leaders are encouraged to participate in one of two stewardship workshops to be held in September. Leaders will include persons from the General Board of Discipleship and will feature the new funding program, “Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving” by Michael Reeves, Jennifer Tyler, and Bishop Robert Schnase. Pick the time and place that is most convenient: Monday, Sept. 26 (1 – 6 p.m.) at St. James UMC: Greenville or Tuesday, Sept. 27 (1 – 6 p.m.) at St. Luke UMC: Sanford. For more information about this event, go to Generosity. To register, call Katherine Wilder at 919-779-6115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 registration fee is required to help offset the costs of materials and speakers.