Leadership Academy Opening its “Doors”! (10/13/20)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, Training, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Our purpose statement says that we should “create a climate where spiritual growth occurs.”  Our mission is sometimes summed up as “Know, Grow, and Go.”  The Conference talks about “making disciples for the transformation of the world.”  However you choose to express our mission, the focus is always on Growth; trying new things, learning new things, and (most importantly) developing a deeper spiritual connection so that we can become the hands and feet that God wants us to be. 

Spiritual growth comes from prayer, Bible study, and worship.  But the knowledge that the Spirit can use in us must also be developed.

Beginning in October, the Greater NJ Conference is offering opportunities to both Laity and Clergy to learn new skills, share best practices, and spur eachother on to good works.  The annual Lay Leadership Academy has expanded into a new Leadership Academy.  Experts from our Conference will lead a series of online classes between October 2020 and February 2021.   Each class consists of three 90-minute sessions conducted via Zoom. 

Here’s the schedule (registration is free, but you have to register at least one week before the class’s first session):

October:      “Navigating Worship in the New Day
– Oct. 13, 20 & 27 | Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. – 8:30 PM
– Register by:  Oct. 6

November:  “Making Worship Work Behind the Scenes”
– Nov. 4, 11 & 18 | Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
– Register by:  Oct. 28
January:      “These Small Groups Make a Difference”
– Jan. 7, 14 & 21 | Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
– Register by: Dec. 31

February:    “Missional Engagement that Opens Hearts, Minds and Doors”
– Feb. 3, 10 & 24 | Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
– Register by: Jan. 27

For details on each course and to register for the Academy:              Leadership Academy  


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