Leadership Training Committee

  • Youth Ministry Foundations Retreat – August 26-27, 2019

Youth Ministry Institute Midwest is pleased to open its annual “Youth Ministry Foundations” training to area youth workers and youth ministers on August 26-27, 2019. The two-day retreat serves as an optional gateway to the YMIM two-year course of study and certification.

Class topics include working with volunteers, developing teaching techniques with students, identifying core competencies, budgeting trips and events, organizational strategies, and more. YMIM faculty will teach at the event. The full schedule can be downloaded from our website. Contact Matt Vaughan at matt@yminstitute.com to request additional information.

  • Storytelling and Stewardship: How stories form the church into generous stewards (90-minute Presbyterian Outlook webinar) Thur., Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. CT

Stories are told everywhere — at the dinner table, in the store and in the classroom. Stories shape us and influence our formation and decision-making. And, storytelling informs and shapes practices of discipleship as well.

Join Sean Mitchell in this webinar as he presents storytelling as a core practice for equipping the saints to mature as generous stewards. He will discuss examples of stewardship storytelling from Scripture and church history and provide a framework for developing a storytelling model for church leaders. Learn more here.

  • Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

The deadline has been extended to apply for the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program‘s Travel Study Seminar to Puerto Rico. See work that the church has been doing on the island, learn more about the challenges it faces from the people who work there daily, and experience its unique culture right before the holidays. Apply by Sept. 1, 2019! Learn more here

  • Stewardship Kaleidoscope Annual Conference, September 30 to October 2, San Diego, California

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!

More information found here | Registration can be found here.

  • The Art of Transitional Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, October 7–11

Leading a congregation through transition is challenging and rewarding. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry offers training in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation in transition. There are two week-long courses of study. Both weeks are being offered concurrently.

Learn more here.

  • Co Inspire, Liberating Imagination, Eviscerating Racism, October 7–10, 2019 | Montreat

In the beginning, God breathed on humankind to animate our existence. Our breath is our life-force, but the air we breathe can restore our life or kill us. We are living in a world where the sins of racism infect the very air we breathe. What happens when we pay attention to how much breath we give to scarcity, competition, and fear? What happens when we choose to focus our breath on giving oxygen to liberate our imaginations for a world where the air is full of abundance, hope, and equity?

Learn more here

  • New Hope Presbyterian to be Host Site for Journey to Baptismal Living’s National Training Event, October 18-20

Ruling Elder Terry Martinez, a member of New Hope and a member of the Board of Directors of the Journey to Baptismal Living, a national, ecumenical movement to introduce congregations to the adult catechumenate, explains the importance of baptismal living in this blog post, found here. New Hope has practiced the catechumenate for several years and will be the host site for the Journey to Baptismal Living’s national training event this coming October 18-20. Learn more about the Journey to Baptismal Living and this event by clicking here.

  • Stewardship Kaleidoscope Annual Conference, September 30 to October 2, San Diego, California

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!

More information found here | Registration can be found here.

  • 2019 E4 Faith Formation Conference, Being a Community of Welcome, November 3 to 5, Registration is Now Open

If you have any questions regarding this amazing event, please do not hesitate to contact Heartland Presbytery at communications@heartlandpby.org or by calling 816.924.1730. Registration found here.

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