Register now for the first Path 1 Coaching Forum, at West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN on January 7-9, 2010. This year's theme, Chart the Course, will launch a dynamic new ministry to support new church development across the country.
Designed to assist those who want to be trained to coach, annual conference and judicatory leaders who are involved in new church development, and anyone interested in the discipline of coaching, the forum promises to be an intensive, mentor-driven experience that allows participants to gain working knowledge in seven core coaching skill areas in a collaborative, creative, and coherent format.
Lee Hayward, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church from the California-Nevada Annual Conference, will be one of the presenters. Hayward is one of eight coaches endorsed by the UMC Endorsing Agency, and is ICF-certified. Other presenters include Denise VanEck, Linnea Nilsen Capshaw, Barb Flory, Brad Kalajainen, Junius Dotson, Kim Shockley, Phil Maynard, Christie Latona, Donna Gaither, and Paul Nixon.
Path 1 is a team of leaders drawn from national, regional, and local levels of The United Methodist Church, whose mission is to provide collaborative leadership to evangelize the "New USA" to reach more people, more young people, and more diverse people for Christ - by creating new places for new people.
In response to vision pathway Number 1 set by the Council of Bishops, the national strategy created by the congregational developers, and the desire of many UMC agencies and Racial Ethnic National Plans, Path 1 seeks to create the leaders and processes "to regain our healthy denominational habit of starting a church a day."
Participation in the Coaching Forum meets many training requirements for Path 1 Coach endorsement. Anyone considering becoming a Path 1 Coach should attend this event.
Registration deadline is December 31, 2009. Cost (includes meals) is $250 for United Methodist participants and $400 for non-United Methodist participants.
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