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Conference on Ministry

Conference on Ministry 2018

The Conference on Ministry in 2018 is scheduled for Nov. 5-7, 2018.

***PLEASE NOTE that the Conference on Ministry is happening over election day (Nov. 6).  Please plan ahead so you can participate in voting in your context.

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Up on the Rooftop: Conference on Ministry, 2018. 

Peter was changed by spending time on the roof.  He stopped on his journey and spent time in prayer, and the vision he received while on the roof transformed his vision for mission, his vision for himself as a leader, and his vision of the ministry to which he was called.  At this year’s Conference on Ministry, you are invited to take an intentional stop along the journey to gather ‘on the rooftop to pray,’ so that we, together, might be transformed in our vision for mission, leadership and ministry.


SPEAKERS: Keynote presenters and facilitators will be Pr. David Hansen and Jessica Noonan, ministry coaches with LEAD (

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Conference on Ministry 2018

November 5-7, 2018

1:00PM           Welcome, Introductions, Overview of Agenda, Prayer (Auditorium)
1:30             Session 1: LEAD
Encountering the Remarkable God
You will learn how to open yourself up to God’s new vision for your ministry, and how to see your ministry through the lens of God’s remarkable vision
(Content Goal: Get a new mindset)

2:30             YAGM reports, synod lawyer presentation
3:20             announcements
3:30             Break
4:00             Eucharist
6:00             Dinner
7:30             Bishop’s Time and Reception (Auditorium)
9:00             Young Rostered Ministers (under age 50) meet ‘n greet (location TBD)

7:30AM          Breakfast
8:15            Morning Prayer (Auditorium)
9:00            Announcements, Portico, Compensation Guidelines report
9:45            Session 2: LEAD
Looking out from the Rooftop
You will learn how to put your ministry into perspective – how to go up on the rooftop and chart a new direction, and how to develop metrics that will help you to re-vitalize your ministry
(Content Goal: Get new knowledge)

10:45           Break
11:00       Session 3: LEAD
Transforming Ministry
In light of the God’s rooftop vision for your ministry, you will learn tools to share that vision with the neighborhood and move toward that vision
(Content Goal: Get new skills)

12:00           Lunch
Afternoon     **See below
5:30PM          Dinner
7:30PM          Community Conversations (auditorium)
8:30            Evening Prayer
9:00 PM         Ice Cream Social


7:30AM          Breakfast

8:45            Gathering Music

9:00            Session 4: LEAD
Taking it Home
Finally, we will learn two concrete ways to take that rooftop vision back home with us – one which will help us to stay connected to our neighborhood and one that will help us to return to the rooftop again and again.
(Content Goal: Get new resource)

10:00           Announcements/thank yous

10:15           Prepare for worship

10:30           Closing Worship

Tuesday Afternoon
Luther Springs Field Trip
Golf Outing – Plantation Golf Club (SEPARATE COST)
1:00 PM – Deans, Staff and Latino Pastors meet and greet (Room 1)
1:00 PM — Rostered Deacons gathering (Room 2)
1:00 PM – 1:1 conversations with Portico (Cafeteria)
2:00 PM — First Call Theological Education (Room 2)
4:00 — Coffee, Choruses and Jam (auditorium)
Other focus/interest groups as requested can meet throughout the afternoon.
Meetings with the Bishop (Cokesbury Room)

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