All pastors who are serving their first church in the UMC, their first church in our Conference or have been out of the pulpit for more than a year will attend the Beginning Pastor's Workshop. During this one day, in-person event, new pastors will have a chance to fellowship with other new pastors and leaders in our Conference. We will discuss practical parts of ministry, leadership responsibilities in our conference and learn about our Conference's health and pension benefits. Prior to the retreat pastors will complete an online Sexual Ethics/Boundaries training and watch Leadership & Administration videos so that we can complete our work in one day. We will meet in FUMC in Greenville, AL from 9-5. Lunch will be provided. Clergy Spouses are also invited to attend their own Beginning Spouse's Workshop the same day at the same location. Your DS will let you know if you are expected to attend. Contact Rev. Jenni Hendrix or Rev. Clint McBroom for more information.
All those who are approved by their DS to attend will receive an invitation to register after Annual Conference.