Claremont Offers 'Transforming Ministry: New Best Practices' Conference in July

February 02, 2012

Experienced United Methodist pastors are invited to a one-week intensive introduction to emerging best practices in ministry, July 22-27 at Claremont School of Theology (CST) in Claremont, California.

You will learn techniques and approaches from around the country – the practices that are helping pastors today to build successful churches for the new generation. The design of the conference will invite you into a learning community of your peers, who come from a variety of places and kinds of ministry. You will experience the process of reflective practice, a powerful tool for continued learning.
 
The follow-up to the conference will include online peer learning groups and two-day reunions in January 2013.
 
Speakers
 
Brian McLaren
A thinker, writer, and ecumenical networker among innovative Christian leaders. His numerous books detail the path towards a postmodern and postcolonial ministry for seekers and skeptics.
 
Diana Butler Bass
An author, speaker, and scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She consults with leaders and organizations to develop generative Christian practices relevant to the complexity of religion and spirituality in history, culture, and political life.
 
Bishop Grant Hagiya
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
 
Rev. Mark Whitlock
Senior pastor of Christ our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine, CA
 
All sessions will take place at the CST campus, 1345 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. Registration cost is $700, which includes most lunches and dinners.
 
Housing will be at the Claremont Doubletree Hotel: $49.50 double, $99 single occupancy.
 
Registrations for rooms and the conference itself will be done by Annual Conferences. To register, please contact your district superintendent.
 
Sponsored by The United Methodist Church, Western Jurisdiction, The Bishop Jack and Marjorie Tuell Center of Leadership Excellence, and Claremont School of Theology.