Growing Communities of Love: A Church Growth & Leadership Development Conference Embassy Suites by Hilton, Anaheim South (11767 Harbor
Growing Communities of Love: A Church Growth & Leadership Development Conference
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Anaheim South (11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840)
Presented by Mary Scifres Ministries in cooperation with the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
Over sixty churches across the country have turned to Mary Scifres Ministries for the help that is available to you this February 11-13. Growing Communities of Love both a Church Growth Conference and a Leadership Growth Conference to help you and your team:
- Uncover the #1 priority to grow your church by 10% this year
- Develop the leaders who will be your champions and explorers
- Create strategies to strengthen your finances and balance your budget
- Transform your church’s culture through expanded emotional intelligence
- Discover your church’s untapped gifts for growth
Each day is thematically designed to give and your leadership team valuable tools and skills.
Day 1 STRATEGIZE FOR GROWTH: Learn WHAT you have to say “No” to in order to say “Yes” to the things that really matter.
Day 2 UNLEASH YOUR CHAMPIONS & EXPLORERS: Learn WHO you have to say “No” to in order to say “Yes” to the people who will propel your church forward.
Day 3 TRANSFORM YOUR CHURCH CULTURE: Learn HOW to increase your congregation’s emotional intelligence and be a community that people can’t wait to return to again and again.
- having difficulty bringing great ideas to fruition
- suffering from conflict or miscommunication in your leadership team
- looking for encouragement and inspiration
- yearning to make a bigger impact in your community
- seeking to recruit and mobilize volunteers
- working to increase giving and achieve financial sustainability
Come prepared to get the tools and inspiration you and your team need to turn troubled situations around and start growing your ministry and impact to new heights.
Bring your leadership team to discover new insights and spiritual nourishment, and even bring your whole family for a Disneyland getaway on Presidents’ Day Weekend after the event.
february 11 (Tuesday) - 13 (Thursday)
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
This will be a time for retreat in the mountains with the LGBTQIA young adult community to share in recreation, the arts, friendship-building and story sharing. We will come together to
This will be a time for retreat in the mountains with the LGBTQIA young adult community to share in recreation, the arts, friendship-building and story sharing.
We will come together to worship, listen to speakers, participate in workshops, and experience the Creator in the heart of his creation.
Friday, February 28, 2020 (8:00 PM) – Sunday, March 1, 2020 (12:00 PM)
at Colby Ranch, Palmdale, CA
Colby Ranch Rd, Palmdale, CA 93550
Cost & Deadline: $75 through February 14, 2020. Includes program registration, room, and 4 meals.
All people are sacred. All stories are powerful. Sacred Story is a space dedicated to the encouragement of spiritual growth and healing through the act of storytelling – whether that be through music, art, poetry, etc, we want to hear the story of you. You’ll find yourself surrounded by new friends, unplugged from the rest of the world, and taken into a holy space of true acceptance and celebration of all lives.
Scholarship Sponsors: If you wish to make a donation toward scholarships for participants of this event, please visit our donation page at www.calpacumc.org/donate (make a gift in the “Other Designated Gifts” line and put “LGBTQIA Task Force Scholarships”) or send a check payable to the California-Pacific Conference to Jennifer Gaylord, California-Pacific Conference, PO Box 6006, Pasadena, CA 91102-6006. Be sure to note in the memo line that this is a donation for scholarships to the Sacred Story retreat.
February 28 (Friday) 8:00 PM - March 1 (Sunday) 12:00 PM
Colby Ranch Rd, Palmdale, CA 93550
LGBTQ Task Force
Bishop’s Confirmation Retreat 2020 will explore learning how to relate to God, other people and the world as United Methodists. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE NOW Theme:
Bishop’s Confirmation Retreat 2020 will explore learning how to relate to God, other people and the world as United Methodists.
This is an event for young people in the confirmation process in United Methodist congregations or those wanting to go deeper in their faith to gather for a time away from their local setting, spend time with others from around the annual conference, to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ and enhance their love of God and others.
Participants will also get to spend time with Bishop Grant J. Hagiya and other leaders.
Cost: $75 per confirmand, $35 per adult chaperone
Registration ends March 15, 2020.
For more information, please e-mail Rev. David Berkey, Director of Camp, Retreat and Discipleship Ministries, at email@example.com.
27 (Friday) 6:00 PM - 29 (Sunday) 1:00 PM
Guide to the Task Force
To support our faith communities (churches and other groups…) through identifying and transforming Christian disciples into fruitful, Spirit-led leaders. (2014 Journal, I-22)
- Rev. David Berkey, Director of Camp, Retreat, and Discipleship Ministries
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- Rev. Darin Arntson, Associate Director of Leadership
email@example.com | 626.568.7350