DISCIPLESHIP DAY: APRIL 9

 

A day of workshops offering resources and training designed to support and strengthen your congregational vitality. 

Thank you to St. Christopher's in Pensacola, for hosting Discipleship Day!

 

There were 175 disciples representing 44 congregations in attendance!

Workshop Wrap-up

INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT

Mary Parmer of the Dioceses of Texas introduced her newcomer ministry model of INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT, educating participants on how to create intentional and transformation newcomer ministries in our local congregations. The INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT materials that project consultant Mary Parmer created and developed in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas provides creative, concrete resources and tools to assist congregations in forming systematic and intentional newcomer ministries. Those interested, please visit the INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT website, for readily available resources.

 

document downlaod | Invite-Welcome-Connect Booklet

 

Mrs. Parmer asked participants to brainstorm practical ideas that will help congregations live into this newcomer ministry.

 

click here  | see what folks are sharing 

 

click here  | contribute your congregations ideas

WARDENS AND VESTRY: MANAGERS OR MINISTERS?

Bishop Russell and Diocean Administrator, Dwight Babcock facilitated a workshop intended for those who are serving on congregational vestries either as a member or a warden, looked at the unique dynamics of congregational leadership, explored the concept of vestry as ministry, and reviewed practical ways to enrich the experience of being on the vestry. Below are some key takeaways:

 

document download  | Bishop Russell's workshop notes (unabridged version)

document download  | Bishop Russell's presentation slides

document download  | Resources

document download  | Dwight's administrative practices presentation

STEWARDSHIP THAT WORKS

The Rev. Reid McCormick, Rector, and Judy Gettys, past Senior Warden, shared their story of St. Thomas Greenville's transformational experience through stewardship and taught participants how to apply the same principles and strategies in their congregations and adapt a plan that works for each unique church. Below are the resources Fr. Reid and Judy presented during the workshop.

 

document download  | Pray-Worship-Serve FAQs

document download  | Pray-Worship-Serve Initial Letter or Email

document downlaod  | Pray-Worship-Serve Pledge Card

document download  | SERVE

document download  | SHARE

document download  | Stewardship Campaign Timeline

document download  | Stewardship that Works (Power Point presentation w/o video)

document download  | Thank you attendees!

document download  | We missed you!

document download  | WORSHIP

document download  | A friendly reminder to... 

 

 

 

 

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