'CATCH' Workshop in August Is All About Visitors

July 11, 2012

By the Rev. David Bunje
Circuit leader, "Circuit on the Rise"

"Inviting and Connecting Visitors" is the focus of the Saturday, Aug. 18 CATCH workshop being offered at First United Methodist Church of Loomis. It is a natural follow-up to the Leading Beyond the Walls workshop held in June, but also stands alone for the practical, put-it-in-motion-this-fall instruction we will receive.
 
The leader is Debi Nixon, who has been with the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, near Kansas City, from its early years, and who now serves as the Executive Director of Regional Campuses and Catalyst. Being a catalyst, translating good news into a life-giving experience for those who have not yet found a home for their heart's yearnings, is what she lives tangibly, and teaches well.
 
The workshop will address these topics:
 
C larity on three important questions
A ttracting visitors in your community
T ransforming into a welcoming environment
C onnection and doing effective follow-up
H elping individuals on their journey
 
CATCH: Attracting and Connecting Visitors is sponsored by the Great Northern District and "Circuit on the Rise" (another way of saying "in the foothills") and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.
 
For clergy, 0.5 CEU is available in the categories of CEU in Disciple Making or Professional Competency.    
 
Sign up for CATCH here or at www.cnumc.org/register. $25 per person registration fee includes Saturday lunch and snacks.
 
Please print and distribute flyer to lay leaders in your local church. Download bulletin insert here.