Mission of the event/conversation:
To equip pastors, bishops, cabinets, and congregations with knowledge and strategies to create more vital, growing churches where pastors and laity in cross-cultural settings work together to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
What is it?
A day and a half day conference, with classroom learning and a day of worship at a very effective cross-cultural congregation, Fellowship United Methodist Church of the North Texas Conference, www.fumctc.com led by Rev. Edlen Cowley.
Where is it?
Fellowship UMC is located in Trophy Club, Texas, just 15 minutes away from DFW Airport.
What hotels are available?
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, and Residence Inn are located in Trophy Club, Texas.
More hotels are available in Southlake, just east of Trophy Club.
There are many diverse dining options within 15 minutes of Fellowship UMC.
The Gaylord Texan, Great Wolf Lodge, Southlake Town Center, Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall, Tanger Outlet, Texas Motor Speedway, and several other entertainment destinations are within 15 minutes of Fellowship UMC.
We regret that childcare will not be available.
Fellowship United Methodist Church
101 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Early Bird Registration - $225 per person
Late Registration - $250 per person after Oct 15th.
Conference Dates: November 15-16, 2019
Check In 12:00pm -12:30pm
Worship 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Teaching Block #1 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Teaching Block #2 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Saturday (9:00am – 6:00pm)
Worship 9:00am - 9:30am
Teaching Block #3 9:30am - 11:15am
Lunch on Your Own 11:30am - 1:00pm
Teaching Block #4 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Teaching Block #5 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Sunday (8:45am – 12:00pm)
(Optional Day – hopefully you will be able to attend.)
Daybreak Communion 8:45am
Fuel Modern Worship 9:00am
Intersection 101 Emerging Worship 10:00am
Heritage Traditional Worship 11:00am
Final Wrap Up 12:15-1:00pm (Before you leave, informal roundtable conversation, question and answer session. You might also want to discuss possible coaching or onsight visit opportunities.)
A Culture of Selection
Building a Farm Team: The Scarcity of Leaders
Lewis and Clark: “Assessments” and “Make Readies”
The Match Game: Gifts to Needs
The Power of Reputation: You are “Preceded” before “Proceeding”
Moving the Tarp: When do you “call” the game?
A Culture of Preparation
Letting Go: Detaching from Your “Preferred” Concept of Ministry
Prioritizing Me: God, Kids, Church, Self, Spouse
“Response” ability/Safeguarding your Heart: The Pastor as Parent
The Power of Introduction: Meeting the people
Comprehensive Health: Mental, Physical, Emotional, Marriage, Professional…
A Culture of “Early” Listening
Preaching tough issues: How can I be true to myself?
Distinguishing the Voices: The Loud, The Strong, and The Real
Learning the Leaders: Assessing the Team
Offloading Outcomes: Sharing the struggles; Delegating pain and opportunity
A Culture of Teamwork
Listening to the Staff: Avoiding the Landmines
Learning from the Staff: In “Whom” shall I trust?
Leading with the Staff: Working in Tandem
A Culture of Vision
Where are we going from here? From here to there.
What does it look like? Do You See It?
Who’s riding shotgun? Choose your co-pilots carefully
The Power of “Expanded” and “Limited” Access: Who gets close?
A Culture of Progress
Goal-Driven Ministry: Naming the Mile-markers
Celebrating the Victories: Don’t be afraid to track| Document your Progress/Regress
The Power of Self-Awareness: Can you perceive how you are being perceived?
Drivers of Growth: Invitation, Worship, Retention, Discipleship, Outreach
In Living Culture:
Creating & Releasing “Active” Cultures for “Effective”
Transition and Growth in Cross-Cultural Appointments
November 15 - 16, 2019
15 minutes from Dallas DFW Airport
Who Should Attend:
Clergy & Laity in new cross-cultural appointments
Clergy who are anticipating a future cross-cultural appointment
Superintendents, Conference Staff, and Bishops