Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Growing Your Church... in the Augusta GA area

This is a special invitation to my Trinity on the Hill friends to attend an Augusta District training event called “Growing Your Church.”

Date:  September 8 and 9, 2013

Location:  Washington First UMC

Times:  Sunday afternoon, 2:30-5:00pm for Clergy and Laity; Monday, 9:00am-4:00pm for Clergy (but laity are welcome if able!)

About Our Presenter:  Rev. Bob Farr is the Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence of the Missouri Annual Conference.  He planted the Grace UM Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and later led Church of the Shepherd in St. Charles through a relocation.  He developed their conference’s Pastor Leadership Development program, and works around in his own conference and around the nation helping churches with matters of relocation, mergers and new church starts.

For the Sunday afternoon clergy and laity session, Rev. Farr will present material from his newest book, Get Their Name:  Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships.  The theme is personal evangelism; how can we share our faith without feeling weird about it?

On Monday, Bob will teach the ten principles from his book Renovate or Die: Ten Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission.  It is strongly encouraged that clergy read this book prior to the event.  We will have a limited number of both books on site for you to purchase in September.
Registration:  Please contact the District Office (706 651 8621) no later than Monday, September 2nd