'Steward Leaders in Changing Times' Gives Long-term Support for Church Vitality, Transformation

September 18, 2009

Are you looking for practical helps for church vitality, in addition to the two books (Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Bishop Robert Schnase, and Church Vitality by Dan Dick) which have been our California-Nevada Annual Conference focus? Sign up to hear top North American practitioners and experts at this year's leadership seminar, "Steward Leaders in Changing Times," being held on Marco Island, Florida, November 30-December 3.

Anthony Robinson writes regularly for the Christian Century magazine and is author of nine books, including Transforming Congregation Culture and Leadership for Vital Congregations. As President of Congregational Leadership Northwest, he travels throughout the U.S. and Canada working with church leaders and congregations.
           
Peter Steinke is a renowned expert on congregational dynamics. In his most recent book, Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times, he focuses on how church members mutually influence one another's behavior and how they can create something larger than themselves.
           
Mardi Tindal (left) is the newly-elected Moderator of The United Church of Canada, and is an educator, video producer, broadcaster, and writer. She has served on the stewardship and leadership development staff of the United Church of Canada, and is Executive Director of Five Oaks, an education and retreat center.
           
Mike Bonem serves as a consultant and trainer for churches, church leaders, and denominational bodies, and serves on staff at West University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He is co-author of three books, including Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey.
 
This Leadership Seminar is sponsored by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center, which is supported by more than 20 denominations, including The United Methodist Church. The Center welcomes to this event pastors, denominational leaders, and church members from across the U.S. and Canada.
 
Want to know more? Contact Cal-Nev's Minister of Faith and Generosity, Betsy Schwarzentraub, betsys@calnevumc.org, who serves on the ESC Board of Directors. Or visit www.stewardshipresources.org, where you also may register.