LEAD Conference to Inspire Renewal in UMC Young Adults' Ministry

August 04, 2011

Conference Will Bring Together a Rising Generation of Leaders

Young adult leaders: Put LEAD on your radar (and your calendars!)
LEAD will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada February 16-19, 2012 at University United Methodist Church – located across the street from the UNLV campus and just minutes from downtown Las Vegas and the world famous Las Vegas Strip. It will be a three-day conversation focused on converging, innovating, and transforming young adult ministry in The United Methodist Church.
LEAD will be a gathering of 100 participants – including young clergy, young lay leaders, and others who are working with young adults in The UMC. LEAD will bring together the collective wisdom of those who want to transform and grow young adult ministry in the Church for the ultimate transformation of the world with the love of Jesus
Participants will hear from six speakers, in a "TED"-like format, who will offer new and innovative ideas for ministry with young adults. Participants will have multiple opportunities for conversation and reflection with speakers and other participants, as every portion of the LEAD schedule will be structured to encourage the exchange and sharing of ideas during meals, in small groups, during large group gatherings, and even after hours.
Glen Simpson, director of Relevance, the official young adult ministry of the UMC's Desert Southwest Annual Conference, believes, "this will be an opportunity for young adult leaders to look forward to the future growth of our churches and to inspire creativity and revitalization in the denomination. It is imperative that we not only explore but put into action how we will make disciples for the transformation of the world in the 21st century."
The official LEAD website will be available this summer and registration for LEAD will open on Sept. 12, 2012. Until then, get more information about LEAD at http://facebook.com/RevLEAD.