As We Rethink Church, What Is the Role of Lay Leadership?

February 02, 2010

Here in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, we are taking seriously our call by God to reach out, make disciples, and transform the world. Some churches are trying to be more fruitful with the Five Practices. Our pastors are meeting and appointed in circuits for prayer, study, and discussion around ministry challenges. District superintendents are traveling to new churches. We are talking about effectiveness and accountability and vitality.

What's next? And how do our wonderful, faithful congregation members and leaders fit into the emerging vision of our work together? 
At the San Jose District's next Quarterly Conference, three Conference leaders will join district leadership in sharing their ideas. The Rev. Ted Virts, Conference Superintendent, and Gayle Shearman, Conference Co-Lay Leader, will be take on the topic, "As we rethink church, what is the role of lay leadership?" on Saturday, February 13 at the Korean United Methodist Church of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose. 
There will be time for worship, for listening, and for discussing together. San Jose District Lay Leader Nina Klepac and District Superintendent Kristie Olah will also help lead the discussions.
Download flyer with registration (in PDF format) for schedule and additional information. 
Please share it with your congregation. Register by February 8 with Pam McKee, San Jose District, 729 Morse Street, San Jose, CA 95126; phone 408.295.5341; FAX 408.286.5889; email