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District Leadership Development Event

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Christ UMC

3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479

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ALL laity and clergy are invited to join us for our annual Southwest District Leadership Development Event!

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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. District Conference

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Worship & Bishop Jones

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 Workshops

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Session 2 Panel Discussion

12:10 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Break

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Session 3 Workshops



Session 1 Workshop Descriptions:

1. Lay Leader Role

This workshop is designed for all local church lay leaders, both new and "seasoned." Come connect with other lay leaders from across the District to share ideas, experiences and questions.

2. SPRC: Basic

Presenter: Rev. Tony Vinson, District Superintendent

Learn the "basics" about the SPRC and what it means to serve on this committee. This workshop is geared toward any new member of the SPRC.

3. Finance

Presenter: Rev. Jamison Doehring, St. Peter’s UMC, Katy

Find out how finances resources ministry and accountability.

4. How to Involve Children in Worship

Presenter: Rev. DeAndre Johnson, Christ UMC, Sugar Land

Learn about different ways to include children in your church’s worship experience.

5. Helping Children Follow Jesus

Presenter: Jill Aycock, The Harvest UMC, Missouri City

Whitney Peper, St. Peter’s UMC, Katy

This session will provide practical applications and examples to help and empower ministry directors, pastors, and parents who are walking alongside children as they become the disciples God created them to be.


Session 2: Panel Discussion

Hear from school administrators and health practitioners about how your church can demonstrate love for children with educational and health needs in today’s world.




Session 3 Workshop Descriptions:

1. Trustees

Presenter: Rev. Jamison Doehring, St. Peter’s UMC, Katy

We will explore possibilities for long-range plans for the church community and the responsibilities of Trustees.

2. SPRC: Advanced

Presenter: Rev. Tony Vinson, District Superintendent

You will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the purpose of the SPRC, the responsibilities of the committee, and the importance of pastoral assessments.

3. Thriving Church/School Partnerships

Presenter: Rev. Heather Velez, Pattison UMC

This session will discuss best practices with church/school partnerships.

4. Children’s Health - Beginning with the Basics

Presenter: Rev. Amy Bezecny, Cultivating Families

This session will encourage your church to take a more holistic approach toward children’s physical, emotional, and psychological needs.

5. Helping Children Follow Jesus

Presenter: Jill Aycock, The Harvest UMC, Missouri City

Whitney Peper, St. Peter’s UMC, Katy

This session will provide practical applications and examples to help and empower ministry directors, pastors, and parents who are walking alongside children as they become the disciples God created them to be.

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