Advent by Candlelight

All women are welcome to experience Advent by Candlelight on Saturday, December 9 from 6-8pm at the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo.

Enjoy a soup supper, table fellowship, music, and four meditations on women of the Bible told through the voices of women faith leaders.

Free childcare (5 & under).

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REACH Leadership Mini-Workshop – 3 of 3

REACH Leadership Mini-Workshop


 

October 19, 2017, 9:30 AM to 4 PM @ Berkley First UMC

“Gearing Ministry for Your Mission Field” with Beth Ann Estock

Where are all the young people and why aren’t they in our churches? We will explore several cultural shifts that have significant implications for ministry in the 21st century as well as look at examples of innovative churches springing up all over the country. Then we will have an opportunity to work in teams to develop experiments to reach folks in our current mission field.

Beth is a coach and consultant at Epicenter Group specializing in the NONE and DONE zones of the USA. Beth was raised on the shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio. Her pastoral work began in the Atlanta area but shifted to the Pacific Northwest two decades ago. During her Oregon years, Beth has served as a pastor in conventional churches as well as house churches and served as Director of New Faith Communities for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Beth coaches leaders and churches with a no-nonsense approach to facing the current cultural realities while also seeking faithfulness to Christian faith traditions. Her approach is steeped in contemplative practices that help to give shape to innovation.

Beth and Paul Nixon co-authored Weird Church: Welcome to the 21st Century, a ground-breaking book on the future of American Christianity.

 

Registration Cost: $49


Click here to download printable document.

REACH Leadership Mini-Workshop – 2 of 3

REACH Leadership Mini-Workshops


June 22, 2017, 9:30 AM to 4 PM @ Rochester: St. Paul’s UMC

“Building Worship Bridges” with Cathy Townley

In this seminar based on Cathy’s new book, Building Worship Bridges: Worship to Accelerate Neighborhood Connections,  you’ll learn the technical side of worship service development (competent) and the adaptive, relational side (compelling). The two aspects of worship bridge building always go together. Learn the five phases of worship development (Worship, Hospitality, Technology, Discipleship and Artistry), and also learn how to organize and mobilize your people for the most powerful worship service possible for your context.

Cathy Townley is an experienced worship leader, church planter, speaker and writer. With 30 plus years experience in starting worship services, revitalizing existing services, consulting with churches on how to improve their worship landscape and coaching church planters, pastors and worship leaders on how to communicate with their mission field through worship, Cathy makes worship design and leadership very practical and accessible for churches of any size.

Participants will receive a copy of Building Worship Bridges.

Registration Cost: $49 each or all three for $125


October 19, 2017, 9:30 AM to 4 PM @ Berkley First UMC

“Gearing Ministry for Your Mission Field” with Beth Ann Estock

Where are all the young people and why aren’t they in our churches? We will explore several cultural shifts that have significant implications for ministry in the 21st century as well as look at examples of innovative churches springing up all over the country. Then we will have an opportunity to work in teams to develop experiments to reach folks in our current mission field.

Beth is a coach and consultant at Epicenter Group specializing in the NONE and DONE zones of the USA. Beth was raised on the shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio. Her pastoral work began in the Atlanta area but shifted to the Pacific Northwest two decades ago. During her Oregon years, Beth has served as a pastor in conventional churches as well as house churches and served as Director of New Faith Communities for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Beth coaches leaders and churches with a no-nonsense approach to facing the current cultural realities while also seeking faithfulness to Christian faith traditions. Her approach is steeped in contemplative practices that help to give shape to innovation.

Beth and Paul Nixon co-authored Weird Church: Welcome to the 21st Century, a ground-breaking book on the future of American Christianity.

Registration Cost: $49 each or all three for $125


Click here to download printable document.

Welcoming Multi Christian Cultures into our Worship Space

UNITING NATIONS IN WORSHIP
Welcoming Multi Christian Cultures into our Worship Space

Please join us as we bring the topic of hospitality and how to welcome those from cultures around the globe into our time of worship. Many cities and college towns are experiencing large African American, Hispanic, Native American and other cultures all living together. Many times, our worship does not reflect or welcome other cultures, creating a division or separation between us.

God desires that God’s people from every nation be united around Jesus, worshiping together. Perhaps it is time for further conversation about what to do with this reality and how that can shape the way we worship.

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA) is pleased to host this discussion. Come and learn from those who have been doing it.

Download the flyer and registration form.

REACH Leadership Mini-Workshop – 1 of 3

3 REACH Leadership Mini-Workshops


March 23, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 4 PM @ Cornerstone: South Wyoming Campus

“New Life Through Adoptions” with Mark Jobe, Pastor of New Life Church, Chicago

Mark will share his story of starting a new church, then adopting 24 churches, partnering with them through support, resources, and bringing the New Life DNA to these additional churches.

Mark Jobe is the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 24 locations with over 40 worship services each weekend. Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago. He holds a Master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University. Mark is the author of UNSTUCK: Out of Your Cave into Your Call and can be heard on his daily radio program Straighttalk.

Registration Cost:  $49 each or all three for $125

 


June 22, 2017, 9:30 AM to 4 PM @ Rochester: St. Paul’s UMC

“Building Worship Bridges” with Cathy Townley

In this seminar based on Cathy’s new book, Building Worship Bridges: Worship to Accelerate Neighborhood Connections,  you’ll learn the technical side of worship service development (competent) and the adaptive, relational side (compelling). The two aspects of worship bridge building always go together. Learn the five phases of worship development (Worship, Hospitality, Technology, Discipleship and Artistry), and also learn how to organize and mobilize your people for the most powerful worship service possible for your context.

Cathy Townley is an experienced worship leader, church planter, speaker and writer. With 30 plus years experience in starting worship services, revitalizing existing services, consulting with churches on how to improve their worship landscape and coaching church planters, pastors and worship leaders on how to communicate with their mission field through worship, Cathy makes worship design and leadership very practical and accessible for churches of any size.

Participants will receive a copy of Building Worship Bridges.

Registration Cost: $49 each or all three for $125


October 19, 2017, 9:30 AM to 4 PM @ Berkley First UMC

“Gearing Ministry for Your Mission Field” with Beth Ann Estock

Where are all the young people and why aren’t they in our churches? We will explore several cultural shifts that have significant implications for ministry in the 21st century as well as look at examples of innovative churches springing up all over the country. Then we will have an opportunity to work in teams to develop experiments to reach folks in our current mission field.

Beth is a coach and consultant at Epicenter Group specializing in the NONE and DONE zones of the USA. Beth was raised on the shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio. Her pastoral work began in the Atlanta area but shifted to the Pacific Northwest two decades ago. During her Oregon years, Beth has served as a pastor in conventional churches as well as house churches and served as Director of New Faith Communities for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Beth coaches leaders and churches with a no-nonsense approach to facing the current cultural realities while also seeking faithfulness to Christian faith traditions. Her approach is steeped in contemplative practices that help to give shape to innovation.

Beth and Paul Nixon co-authored Weird Church: Welcome to the 21st Century, a ground-breaking book on the future of American Christianity.

Registration Cost: $49 each or all three for $125


Click here to download printable document.