The Alabama-West Florida Conference United Methodist Men's (UMM) Annual Advance will be held April 1 - 2, 2016 at Blue Lake. "Lead Like Jesus" will feature Bishop James Swanson and Jim Boesch.
Attached above is a brochure and registration form. Registration deadline is March 21st.
James E. Swanson, Sr. is a native of Houston, Texas. Swanson has a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries from Southern Bible College in Houston; a Master of Divinity from C. H. Mason Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a Doctorate of Humanities from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Swanson was elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church and assigned to the Knoxville Episcopal Area in June 2004. He became resident bishop of the Mississippi Area September 1, 2012. Bishop Swanson is currently serving as the president of the General Commission on United Methodist Men. He is also a member of the Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church, the Path One Advisory Board, the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Board of Trustees chair at Gammon Theological Seminary.
Jim Boesch, deployed staff of the General Commission United Methodist Men, is one of the first persons to be certified as a men’s ministry specialist. After completing training sessions with Orlando-based Man in the Mirror, Boesch engaged in courses in United Methodist polity and history, safe sanctuary training, and hands-on experience in men’s ministry in a local church, He was certified as a men’s ministry specialist in 2009. In recent years, Jim has also been active in the delivery of the “Understanding Men’s Ministry” discipleship training for clergy and lay leaders in the Florida and West Ohio annual conferences. This Leadership Development Encounter is a developmental workshop designed to introduce the “Lead Like Jesus” servant leader model. You will experience both the barriers to effective leadership as well as the power of the Heart, Head, Hands and Habits of Leading Like Jesus.
Questions? Contact Frank Moore, Conference UMM President, firstname.lastname@example.org