Workshop 1 (Children and Youth) | “What’s Ahead for the Next Generation: Using these strange times to be the church in new ways to grow your church, more effectively disciple leaders and kids, and engage parents.” with Erin English Kids and Student Ministries have shifted - literally overnight. As leaders, we’ve learned to flex our ability to “pivot” and likely will do so again, and again as we begin to shift and move into a new tomorrow. How has ministry changed? How has it stayed the same? And what can we do today to prepare for a better tomorrow? The initial scramble of reactive leadership and ministry strategy has now subsided, and we have the opportunity to forge a better way than even the one we left behind with proactive leadership, strategy, and intentional planning. Join in the conversation with Erin English, Family Ministry Strategist with Generis, and other like-minded leaders for a dynamic conversation on creating a better tomorrow TODAY for kids, students, and families. Erin English grew up in the Methodist Church and has served in kids and family ministries for more than 18 years. She comes with vast experience in ministry leadership, family and volunteer engagement, staff alignment, and designing an intentional and relational discipleship strategy. As a member of the Effective Ministry Team at Generis, Erin is an expert in equipping the local church to create and sustain healthy and growing kids and family ministries that support the church vision, mission and strategy. Available Sessions(Sessions are available at multiple levels to best fit the specific context, size, and culture of your church to provide you with the most relevant, actionable information possible): - Session 1 • June 9 at 1:00 pm • A session for churches with an average worship attendance of 1-300 - Session 2 • June 9 at 3:00 pm • A session for churches with an average worship attendance of 300 or more What is the cost? These workshop sessions are 100% FREE Can I earn CEU credit? Yes! You can earn .1 CEU credit by attending this workshop How long is each workshop? Each workshop session lasts for one hour Who are these Conference-Wide Seminars for? Children’s Ministry Staff & Volunteers, Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteers, Family Ministry Leaders, Pastors, Church Staff, and Lay Leadership Who are the speakers? Terri Turner, UM Foundation Executive Director; Alan Wildes, Generis Vice President; Chris Stovall, Generis Generosity Strategist; Erin English, Generis Family Ministries Strategist More information about these game changing Leadership workshops: Churches are asking a lot of questions during the COVID-19 crisis. What will our church look like post-pandemic? Will our ministries and missions ever be the same? How different will things look as everything returns to normal? How should we move forward in the coming months and year? The UM Foundation is partnering with Generis to provide a series of three “Game Changing Leadership: Focusing Forward” workshops during the first few weeks of June. Online Workshop 1 (Children and Youth) - “What’s Ahead for the Next Generation: Using these strange times to be the church in new ways and grow your church, more effectively disciple leaders and kids, and engage parents.” with Erin English Online Workshop 2 (Missions) - “SERVE-ival: Capturing the big-hearted enthusiasm for missions we’re seeing in these times and transforming it into a future forward framework for lasting change.” with Brian Jones Online Workshop 3 (Leadership) - “Forward Focus Framework: Moving boldly towards new directions in ministry, deploying people in meaningful ways, and renewing generosity and stewardship” with Dave Travis Each workshop will be offered at multiple levels to best fit the specific context, size, and culture of your church to provide you with the most relevant, actionable information possible. Register today for these FREE Zoom workshops! If you have any questions about these events, please call the Foundation office at (334) 793-6820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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