Number of Registrants ($250 after Oct 15th)
Email Address(es)

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,  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.
Host Church: 

     Fellowship United Methodist Church
     101 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Registration Cost:

     Early Bird Registration - $225 per person

     Late Registration - $250 per person after Oct 15th.

Conference Dates:  November 15-16, 2019

Conference Schedule:
 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
    Evening Free
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
    Evening Free
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.)

The Sessions
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

$250 after Oct 15th

Who Should Attend:
     Clergy & Laity in new cross-cultural appointments
     Clergy who are anticipating a future cross-cultural appointment
     Superintendents, Conference Staff, and Bishops

​​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