Equipping Ministry: An Introduction and a Local Church Success Story

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Equipping Ministry: An Introduction and a Local Church Success Story
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM to Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Clemmons UNited Methodist Church
3700 Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012

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“A minister is not a unique kind of Christian.
Every Christian is a unique kind of minister.”
Clemmons UMC in the Yadkin Valley District has implemented this transformative approach to broadening and deepening the ministry of the laity. Dr. J. Matthew Burton, Jr., senior pastor, affirms, “Equipping Ministry training at Clemmons UMC has transformed the culture of our congregation. It has moved us from a membership culture that asks, ‘What can the church do for me?’ to a discipleship culture that asks, ‘What can I do for Jesus in the community and world?’”
  • Learn the basics of Equipping Ministry from a real-church equipping team. Learn how to move a congregation from a “membership culture” to a “discipleship culture.”
  • See the possibilities of expanding and deepening the ministry of the laity in your local church.
  • Hear inspiring stories of lay people called to start new missions and ministries in response to their passions for people and their needs.
  • Receive resources and practical handles for implementing Equipping Ministry in your congregation.
  • Decide whether or not your congregation is ready to move in this direction and what kind of training you may need, from the national Equipping Institute advertised in eLEAD, or locally available consultation.
Who should attend and what is the cost?
IDEALLY - Bring a team of 5: four congregational leaders and a pastor
  • $40/team of up to 5 people: you are going to need a team to move equipping ministry forward in your local church
  • $10/individual participant
  • Supper Friday evening
  • Breakfast snacks and beverages
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Samples of print resources

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