In partnership with UMC practioners from the Florida Conference we are pleased to present this Spark Day of Learning! This is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions. In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:
Come and discover…
* what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways,
* hear from Fresh Expressions practitioners,
* learn how to renew existing congregations,
* discern what this could mean for your region, community, or neighborhood,
* build networks and relationships.
Spark Day gives you the chance to…
* discover tools to start Fresh Expression in your area
* hear how Fresh expressions is renewing the church
* learn about different resources
Come Join us on January 25, 2017 if…
* You are interested in building relationships and serving the communities where you live or work,
* You have real questions about fresh expressions and mission-shaped church,
* You have started something new and need some practical help.
Click here to learn more about Fresh Expressions!
Rev. Michael Beck, Wildwood UMC and Oxford UMC
Most pastors don’t have a criminal record or past addictions to drugs and alcohol. Yet, Michael Beck, Pastor of Wildwood United Methodist Church (UMC) in Wildwood, Fla., struggled with all of those things. However, God met him in his brokenness and transformed his life into a message of hope, healing and ministry.
Rev. Kevin Griffin, Pastor of Transformation, Cape Coral Campus
At Grace Church, he has served as Pastor of Connect & Form, Pastor of the Grace Community Center, and currently serves as Pastor of Transformation. In his current role, he provides leadership and support to all ministries with adults at the Cape Coral Campus, as well as serving on the Grace Church Teaching Team with ongoing responsibilities for preaching and teaching.
Click here for more information about Pastor Griffin.
Rev. Audrey Warren, Pastor of First United Methodist Church Of Miami FL
Pastor Audrey spent her first six years in ministry at Branches United Methodist Mission in Florida City, FL where she met her husband and partner in ministry, Jose Luis Soto. Together they work to make God’s love known and real through music and art.
Click here for more information about Pastor Audrey.
Matt Harrell, FL Conf Fresh Expressions Coordinator
Matt is part of the FL conference staff supporting the Connectional Ministries and The Conference Equipping Network.
Click here for more information about Matt.
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What time is check in?
Check in begins at 7:30 am and will continue until 9:00 am. We anticipate large crowds so please arrive early. A light continental breakfast will be provided.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
If you are unable to attend, feel free to modify your registration with the name of the person taking your place. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to update the name on your registration.
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What is the closest airport?
Can you provide hotel information?
Global Ministries has a contracted hotel rate with Crowne Plaza Atlanta for $139. Rooms are limited. Click here for more information. When you call to book your room and provide your credit card information ask for the Global Ministry rate of $139.
In addition, Expedia provides a variety of hotel options all within a mile or two of our Global Ministries campus.
What are my transportation options?
There are Shared Ride Shuttles and local taxi services that can transport you from the Airport to your hotel. In addition, your hotel can arrange for a taxi or you can use UBER to transport you from the hotel to the Global Ministries campus.
Will lunch be served?
Yes! Let us know during registration if you have any dietary restrictions.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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“The Spirit is always moving to sweep the Church into a new mission age. With openness and gratitude, we await the leading of the Spirit in ways not yet seen as God continues to work God’s purpose out in our own day in a new way.”
Why does the CMI Exist?
Actively pursue the work of the Spirit as God leads us into a new mission age.
What is the work of the CMI?
The CMI is a forward-thinking, forward-leaning unit, providing for the church a best practice learning and innovation “laboratory” for re-envisioning and redefining 21st Century mission practice, with emphasis on being ‘glocal’.
How does the CMI do this work?
Creatively explore new mission theologies and practices by employing the disciplines of gleaning, harvesting, learning and sharing the wisdom of the global church so that we might all more fully participate in God’s good work in the world.
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