New Church Leadership Institute West, Nov. 13-16

September 16, 2013

The Western Jurisdiction Congregational Development/New Church Starts Committee, invites you to attend New Church Leadership Institute West, November 13-16, at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1255 First Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94608.

This high quality discernment, training, and formation event will expand your concept of church as we currently know it. It will empower us to be innovative in our post-modern, multi-cultural ministry contexts in the West.
This event will:

  • help excite, train, and assess leaders, both lay and clergy, who will be the primary planters;
  • equip conference leaders and pastors with an understanding of new faith starts;
  • introduce members of planter assessment teams with new start practices.
Registration is $250 and includes meals; attendees are responsible for transportation and lodging costs. The preferred hotel for lodging is Oakland Marriott City Center for the discounted rate of $119 per night. However, you must make your lodging reservations by October 23 to receive the discounted rate. The hotel is very accessible from both the Oakland and San Francisco Airports (no need for a car rental).  
Lake Merritt UMC is a beautiful church overlooking the lake and is within walking distance to Chinatown, Bay Area Rapid Transportation (BART), Crystal Cathedral, and much more.
Download flyer here.
Registration is now open at — deadline to register is November 4, 2013.
Event schedule and additional information will be available shortly.
If you need more information or if you have additional questions, you may contact either the Rev. Bener Agtarap at (916) 374-1581, or Laddie Perez-Galang at (707) 290-6825,