Leaders for mission and evangelism will be developed at the seminars taught by Doug Anderson, beginning this Wednesday in Cupertino: Don't you want to be among them?
"We have the rare opportunity to deepen our understanding of steps to increasing congregational vitality by participating in [these] seminars," writes Dave Bunje of the Conference Congregational Vitality Committee. "The seminars and pricing are designed for church leadership teams to come together, and to be in conversation about applying the principles in your local church."
Anderson is a highly regarded teacher of the simple and effective components that add vitality and direction to a church's ministry and outreach, with emphases on:
- Purpose-centered vs. preference-driven programming
- Growing spiritual leaders who guide mission-centered congregations
- Evangelism contained in service, sharing stories, and extending invitation
- Benefits of, and the Wesleyan model for, small groups
Clergy who attended Anderson's training sessions at last November's Gathering of the Orders recommended that his teaching be made available to the leaders of their local churches.
He will be in the Cupertino area on Oct. 6, and in the Sacramento area Oct. 29 and 30, with live streaming to Fallon, Redding, and Modesto.
Cost is $25 per day; with $10 more for each additional leader from the same church, up to a maximum of $75 cost per church. Online registration and payment is available: Go to the Conference website Home Page at cnumc.org and click on "Registrations" on the main navigation bar.
"Throughout the conference we are working to vitalize our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Doug Anderson brings stimulating perspective and fresh insight to that effort," Bunje says, and adds, "We hope you are able to take advantage of his time among us!"