Mentoring Pew Sitters Into Servant Leaders

July 01, 2019

“Mentoring Pew Sitters into Servant Leaders:  Developing Servant Leader Volunteers Through Mentoring”
Led by Rev. Dr. Michael D. Kurtz, LMFT, DMIN
            Pastor, Francis Asbury UMC, Candler, NC
A Peer Learning Group Opportunity
It can be discouraging finding a church of pew-sitters when we need servant leaders.  Too often persons are content to sit and absorb rather than to rise up and serve. Both our human nature and our consumer culture resist sacrifice, commitment, and service.  There must be a different and a better way to inspire, enlist and retain active and ample ministry volunteers from what is often the congregational scarcity status quo. There is a better way.  The way involves a relational and vocational approach through a mentoring ministry. You are invited to participate in this workshop and engage in a dialog that seeks this better way.
Target Audience:  A team from each church is ideal --- Pastor or Ministry Professional and 2 - 4 Lay Persons.  Leaders alone are welcome.
Sessions include:
1. A look at, and assessment of, the issue/dilemma of why people do not volunteer?   And, re-forming and re-framing our style of recruitment...
2.  The Necessity of Pruning (Programs, ministries, poisonous and dysfunctional)
3.  Being Intentional and Pervasive concerning Mentoring Ministry and Establishing a mentoring culture
4.  Implementing a Mentoring Process
Session Dates & Times
1st session:  Tuesday, Sept. 17
2nd session:  Tuesday, Oct 15
3rd session:  Tuesday, November 12
Each session will meet from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.
Francis Asbury UMC in Candler (West Asheville area)
Cost per Participant: $30 (includes lunch, book, and experience)
Participants will receive Michael Kurtz' Book as part of the Learning Opportunity
Deadline to Register: August 31, 2019
As a result of attending and participating in all three sessions of this workshop, participants should realize the following ministry-related outcomes:
1. Biblical and theological foundation for mentoring ministry
2. Identify the difference between content-driven ministries and process-guided ministries.
3.  Identify perceived barriers for volunteering
4.  Eliminating the downward drag of ministry clutter in one's ministry locale.
5.  The leader and self-awareness:  Doing our homework for healthy relationships and more fruitful ministry
6.  A simple but profound three-part plan for multiplying servant leaders.
7.  Implementing a mentoring culture and process in participant's ministry context.


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