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Southern Region Day of Learning
"Reclaiming Your Passion For Ministry"
Thank you for being a leader in your congregation.

Your leadership is a key to making your congregation vital, for making disciples of Christ and for transforming the world. We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to serve your committee and congregation well.

The Southern Region Day of Learning is designed for Staff Parish Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Administrative Board or Council Members, Lay Members, Lay Leaders and people engaged in various ministries of the church to provide foundational understanding and leadership skills. It is also a time to share fellowship and ideas with your peers in other congregations. Participants have the opportunity to choose one or two workshops. The event costs $10 and pre-registration is required so that we are prepared with adequate numbers of materials for you. The deadline to register is Thursday, February 9.

In Christ,

Rev. Brian Roberts
Cape Atlantic District Superintendent
Southern Region Day of Learning
"Reclaiming Your Passion For Ministry"

Sunday, February 12, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pitman United Methodist Church
758 N. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071

Deadline to register is 
Thursday, February 9

Schedule of the Day

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Sign-in and Welcome

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Worship

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Workshop A

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Break

4:30 p.m.  – 5:45 p.m. – Workshop B

6:00 p.m. - Dinner (Optional: Advance reservation required, located on
Workshop Descriptions
“Building Leadership Teams”
Rev. Myrna Bethke
, Southern Region District Superintendent
This workshop will help leaders of committees learn techniques for building and strengthening leadership teams. We will learn and experience techniques such as developing leadership covenants, using team building, and getting “buy-in” for decisions. The workshop will run for the entire training time.
Workshop Descriptions (Cont.)

*** OR Pick TWO of the following workshops:

"More Great Help in Worship"
Eric Drew
, Director of Worship
If your church is like mine, you can never find enough help. Greeters. Multimedia team. Band or choir members. Creative people for the worship committee. We have gifted people in our congregations, and they are called to use their gifts, talents and abilities. So why does it always feel like we need a couple more people? In this session we’ll explore how to create a culture not just of more warm bodies taking up space, but where more passionate, well-equipped volunteers and leaders are participating in our worship planning and on Sunday morning.

“Jesus’ Leadership in Small Group Ministry”
Rev. Beth Caulfield, Director of Small Groups Ministry
This workshop gives space for “hands on” learning about the purpose and power of small group ministry as it offers opportunity to explore theological and contextual principles of small groups as you experience them!
"Road to Discipleship"
Trey Wince, Director of New Disciples

Reaching and making new disciples requires that we ask new questions. With new questions come new ideas, and when we try new ideas, we get a few things wrong. Such is the life of a church who is committed to making new disciples.Settle in. Listen well. Try stuff. 
“Engaging Community: Discovering partners and leveraging resources for local ministry”
Rev. Brian Roberts
, Southern Region District Superintendent
The workshop will begin with a group “Mind mapping” exercise that models a method for discovering important trends in the community. Training and practice of Asset mapping will follow helping participants look for untapped or under-utilized partners and potential resources in your community. The workshop will end with discussion of readily available resources for local churches that seek to know more about and build stronger relationships in their communities.

“Strong United Methodist Men’s Groups Are Vital to the Life of our Churches”
Michael Duvall, President of United Methodist Men’s Group and Associate District Lay Leader on the Cape Atlantic District
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17. Men have always been an important part of the vitality of our churches. As Methodist Men, we need to answer the challenge to be the leaders, mentors, and disciple-makers that God has ordained us to be. In this workshop we will investigate:

  • The status of United Methodist Men in the Southern Region?
  • What is our role as men in our churches?
  • How can we challenge one another to be Godly men?
  • How can we mentor the next generation of Godly men?
  • What is a Chartered United Methodist Men’s Group?
  • Why should we be chartered; what’s in it for us?
  • We will discuss available resources from the General Commission on UMM.
  • We will distribute a packet of information from the General Commission on UMM.
  • There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.