Registration Deadline Extended for Feb. 11 'Pathway to Renewal' Event

February 02, 2012

The deadline to register for "Pathway to Renewal: An Introduction to Leading Transformational Ministry for Congregational Teams," on Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fairfield United Methodist Church, has been extended.

Register by Thursday, February 9 to take advantage of this one-day workshop in which participants will be given the tools, principles, and skills to affect change and renewal in their church.
Congregational renewal is more than re-tooling your mission statement or adding new programs. Workshop leaders Mary Huycke and the Rev. Dan Smith, certified co-active leadership coaches and members of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, are working with church leaders across North America to lead congregations through this process of renewal as congregations reorient their understanding of the nature and purpose of their church. 
Participants will learn:
  • The three sequential phases of renewal
  • Practical steps for addressing each phase
  • The big challenges of leading renewal
  • What the congregation needs from clergy and lay leaders to move through renewal.
Follow-up coaching will be offered to participating teams, at a subsidized cost, for up to 18 months.
Cost of $10 per person includes lunch.
For more information, download flyer here, or contact Mahsa Farahani in the Districts Administration Center at or 916.374.1503.
Fairfield UMC is located at 1875 Fairfield Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533. Get directions from Google Maps on the church's web page (
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