Time to get registered for Disciple Making seminar
There is still time to register for “Disciple Making is NOT a Program” with Steve Manskar from the General Board of Discipleship. Registration deadline is Dec. 30. This event will take place on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14 at The Methodist Building in Garner, from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. (Participants will only attend one day.) Pastors are encouraged to bring laity to discover Wesley’s method for making disciples. If your church wants to grow disciples who make disciples, this is the training opportunity for you. The cost is $15 which includes lunch for that day. Registration and payment can be made online at Disciple Making.
Online workshop for writing a Safe Sanctuaries policy
A five-day, online workshop to help congregations jump start the process of writing a Safe Sanctuaries policy will take place Jan. 16-20 through the denomination’s BeADisciple program. This workshop is for congregations that need to write a Safe Sanctuaries policy, and need some guidance in what to include. Participants will learn why congregations should have a Safe Sanctuaries policy, what the policy includes generally and specifically, how to get a policy written and approved, and how to implement it. Click here for information and registration. (You will need to scroll down the page to find this class.)
All churches in the North Carolina Conference are strongly urged to have a Safe Sanctuaries policy. More information and resources are available at Safe Sanctuaries. If you have questions, please contact Christine Harman at: firstname.lastname@example.org , Conference Christian Formation Team Coordinator.
Great event for leaders in Youth Ministry
The Youth Ministry Initiatives of Duke Divinity School is pleased to host “An Evening with Mark DeVries.” Thursday, Jan. 5, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Local youth ministers, youth pastors, and youth workers are invited to attend this rare opportunity to think through the work and theology of youth ministry with Mark DeVries, network with local colleagues, and learn more about what Duke Youth Ministry Initiatives can offer your ministry to youth. DeVries is the President and Founder of Youth Ministry Architects and author of “Sustainable Youth Ministry.” He will offer insight, conversation, and reflection on his most recent work with youth workers. This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees should park in the Bryan Center Parking Garage and come to Duke Divinity School, Langford Building, Alumni Memorial Common Room. Vouchers will be provided. Please RSVP at: email@example.com or 919-613-5323.
Would your church host a “Sunday Supper?”
On Sunday, Jan. 15, churches are invited to be a host site and participate in a community-by-community, nationwide conversation about the most pressing social issues in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an opportunity for individuals to reach out to new persons and build community over a shared meal. Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America’s Sunday Supper invites people from all backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each person has to make a difference! Five persons or 500 persons, youth and adults can all make a huge difference within a community. Would your church be willing to host a meal? Have more questions? Get answers here.