Southern Region Leadership Day (Part 1)
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Annapolis District | Glen Burnie UMC, 5 2nd Ave SE, Glen Burnie
Washington East District | Good Shepherd UMC, 305 Smallwood Rd, Waldorf
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Full-day workshop with Dr. Phil Maynard
Mt Oak UMC, 14110 Mt Oak Rd, Bowie
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Keynote Event - Saturday, March 4
This full-day event brings Dr. Phil Maynard, author of the book “Membership to Discipleship,” to the Southern Region.
Churches often think, plan, and function as though our ultimate goal is to add to the membership numbers, when in reality we have been given the mission to “make disciples” of Jesus Christ. This gathering of clergy and laity will engage in direct discussion with Dr. Maynard around the principles of this book, which provides theological understandings, structural frameworks, and practical ideas to assist churches in the work of disciple-making. Clergy and laity are strongly encouraged to attend together, as there will be table discussion relating to your team’s own church context. This event will help your church develop a foundational plan to begin moving from a membership focus to discipleship development. The book is included in the registration fee if you have not already purchased it. Lunch is provided as well.
Dr. Maynard is also the author of “Shift,” which has been used in the Southern Region’s training for Certified Lay Ministers. He has served as Director, Path 1 Coaching Network (Discipleship Ministries); Director, Excellence in Ministry Coaching; and Director, Coach Training for Leaders. In addition to 25 years of growing healthy churches, Dr. Maynard has also served as Director of Congregational Excellence in the Florida Conference of the UMC.