By Mary Nakamura
Lay Leader, Los Rios District
On November 17, 2018, in response to the need for disciple-making ministries in the local church, Rev. Dr. Craig Kennet Miller was invited to present “TeamWorks Tools for Creating Vital Faith Communities” to 45 laity and clergy from the three circuits comprising the Greater Sacramento Region of the Los Rios District of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church.
TeamWorks Tools for Creating Vital Faith Communities contains four guidebooks that are designed to help churches create a healthy leadership team that prays, learns, and dreams together. This initial workshop was focused on “Spiritual Life of the Leaders” and was hosted by the Sacramento Pentecost Circuit and Los Rios District.
The first guidebook focuses on spiritual formation and contains scripture-based leadership principles, as well as a spiritual gifts assessment tool. TeamWorks is designed to be self-led by leaders of the local churches, so the Greater Sacramento Region will be hosting three additional workshops in 2019: