Upcoming Events

Fresh Expressions: Imagine Church for Those Who Don't Do Church

The Center for Mission Innovation of the UMC's Global Ministries, along with the North and South Georgia Conferences, is offering a Fresh Expressions Spark Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Come and discover…

  • what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways,
  • hear from Fresh Expressions practitioners,
  • learn how to renew existing congregations,
  • discern what this could mean for your region, community, or neighborhood,
  • build networks and relationships.

Spark Day gives you the chance to…

  • discover tools to start Fresh Expression in your area
  • hear how Fresh expressions is renewing the church
  • learn about different resources

Join us if ...

  • You are interested in building relationships and serving the communities where you live or work,
  • You have questions about fresh expressions and mission-shaped church,
  • You have started something new and need some practical help.


Date/Time:    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Location:       Global Ministries|Center for Mission Innovation 
                      458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 
                      Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fresh-expressions-spark-day-tickets-28371790790


Peer Pastor Network

Congregational Development and the Board of Ordained Ministry are teaming up to sponsor a Peer Pastor Network designed to foster key conversations around selected crucial concepts dealing with LEADERSHIP.  We are having these “conversations” at strategic locations across the conference and would like you to participate in one or more of them. (see list below for dates and locations)

August 25          
A Conversation about PASSION            
Pittman Park, Statesboro                                 
Hosted by Bill Bagwell

October 18         
A conversation about COMMUNITY    
Harvest, Warner Robins                                  
Hosted by Jim Cowart

January 11         
A conversation about DISCIPLINE       
Park Ave, Valdosta                                          
Hosted by Hale Bishop

March 9              
A conversation about PREACHING      
Porterfield in Albany                                      
Hosted by Leigh Ann Raynor

May 11               
A conversation about LEADERSHIP  
Pierce Chapel, Columbus                                 
Hosted by Howard Meadows-White

Schedule: 10:00 - 2:00 (Includes Lunch)

Cost: Covered by Congregational Development because we believe investing in you is the best investment our conference can make.

Space is limited and will be given to those who register first. To register simply click here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PeerPastor

Thanks for your willingness to consider these opportunities to become an even better leader for the Kingdom!

Simply Seeking Him,

Jay Hanson  

PLEASE NOTE: These conversations are specifically designed for LEADERS. We will be offering a different series of conversations designed to address the specific needs of pastors serving congregations that need a chaplain more than they need a visionary leader. (Note: both Visionary leaders and Compassionate Chaplains are needed and important.)