Building a Culture of Innovation

Rev. Jim Chandler, Alexandria District Consultant, Church Development Description: There is no denying that the world around us has changed (and continues to change!). How we in the church respond…

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Moving from Charity to Solidarity

Clayton Childers, Director for Annual Conference Relations, UMC Justice Description: This workshop offers a wholistic model for congregational caring ministries which include charity, mutuality, advocacy, and solidarity. The first two…

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Responding to Tragedy

Rev. Beth Anderson, Pastor, Courthouse Community UMC Description: When tragedy occurs in your community, how can your church respond? What can you do to be prepared? How can you both…

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes: What It’s Like to Be a Child in Foster Care & How Your Congregation Can Be Supportive

Jill Gaynor, Annual Giving Officer, UMFS Sophia Booker, foster care alumna, UMFS Description: Learn more about how children enter foster care, what it’s like to be in foster care, and…

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