Registration Opens for 'Leading Beyond the Walls' Workshops

April 12, 2012

Registration is open now for two Church of the Resurrection mini-institutes at Loomis United Methodist Church, "Leading Beyond the Walls" and "Catch."

The workshops, being offered by "On the Rise" circuit, Great Northern Circuit #1 in the Foothills – with support from the Great Northern District 2% Fund – are a follow-up to Adam Hamilton's presentations at Annual Conference 2011 and will focus on developing congregations with a heart for the unchurched.
Churches are invited send a team to attend one or both of the events. Please note that teams must include the pastor and at least two lay people.
Leading Beyond the Walls is scheduled for June 8-9, 2012 (6:30-9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday). $35 per person registration fee includes Saturday lunch and snacks.
This workshop will explore effective leadership principles for developing congregations that are outward-centered, in a culture to which Christianity is foreign. It will cover purpose, vision, outreach, evangelism, worship, and congregational care – to inspire congregations to reach out in meaningful terms and modes of worship, while steadily building continuities with the Bible and tradition. There will be plenty of practical ideas that can be translated for use in your own ministry setting.  
For those traveling a distance, Friday night accommodation with Saturday breakfast will be available in circuit members' homes, by request.
CEUs pending approval: 1 in Disciple Making or Professional Competency.
CATCH: Invitational Evangelism is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, which includes Saturday lunch and snacks.
This workshop will offer a comprehensive plan for implementing the proven marketing and visitor follow-up techniques form Church of the Resurrection. You'll learn how to attract visitors to your church, help them to connect to your faith community, and how to help them find the pace to know, love, and serve God. Use what you learn as you kick off your fall events and plan for Christmas.
Although it is not strictly necessary to attend "Leading Beyond the Walls" before attending the "Catch: Invitational Evangelism" workshop, you will get more from this event if you have attended the first.
CEUs pending approval: 0.5 in Disciple Making or Professional Competency.
Both workshops will take place at Loomis First UMC, 6414 Brace Road, Loomis, CA 95650.
Click here to sign up now, or go to
For more information, contact the Rev. Dave Bunje, circuit leader, at, or the Rev. Maggie McNaught, pastor of First UMC of Loomis, at