Message from the District Superintendent
Can you answer the question - Who is the client? Read more in the August message from the district superintendent.
Feel free to share your answer with us. Call (904-396-3026) or email us!
Innovating Spiritual Movements with Brian McLaren - A Fresh Expressions Event
The Conference Fresh Expressions team invites you to join us on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Deland, at Collective Church for an inspiring one-day intensive with acclaimed writer, pastor and emergent spiritual leader, Brian McLaren. Brian will discuss themes relevant to Fresh Expressions from his recent book, The Great Spiritual Migration. Following conversation with Brian, we will workshop next steps in our own projects. This intensive will be of particular value to those who have existing knowledge of Fresh Expressions or have participated in a Spark Day and are looking for next steps in starting, growing or supporting a Fresh Expression of church. The cost for the day will be $29 per person. Sign up at www.freshexpressionsfl.org/events! Limited space is available, so be sure to sign up soon.
Experience this intensive in the context of Collective, a Fresh Expression of how church is being redefined in the Florida Conference, an incubator for spiritual community that reaches new people in new places and in new ways. Local Lunch and Artisan Coffee will be provided.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disaster Recovery Magnets
We just updated and reprinted Disaster Recovery magnets for all churches in the District. We will be handing them out to clergy over the next few weeks. Each church will receive two magnets. We hope that you are able to put them in the appropriate places and the information can be accessible to everyone at the church.
Lay Servant Ministry Training - Registration Open
We were able to open registration early for the Fall Lay Servant Ministry Training. The training will be held on September 22-23, 2017 @ Keystone UMC in Keystone Heights. You must attend all 10 hours of training to receive certification. In addition, you must register in advance to attend. No walk-ins please. If you need help registering, please contact our district office. Register today!
There are a number of jobs available at churches in our district. Please visit the Classifieds Section of our website to learn more. When posting a job in the classifieds section, be sure to put an end date of at least three months from the date you submit the job. If not, the ad will disappear from the classifieds section after 30 days.
DLC Nurse & Learn Fall News
DLC is looking forward to the 2017-18 school year! We are excited to be celebrating 29 years in the community, helping nearly 3,600 children get on track for graduation.
School starts on Monday, August 14th and enrollment is now open for all classes, including VPK for qualifying 4 year olds and after-school care. We are also in need of a full-time teacher and an after-school teacher. Give us a call and ask for Mayra Correa, the DLC Program Director for more information on enrollment or our teaching positions available. 904-387-0370
August 23, 2017 - DCOM Meeting (First-time Certification & BOOM re-submissions). You need to be invited to attend this meeting by the DCOM registrar.
August 29, 2017 – District Ministry Team Meeting (formerly known as District Clergy Meeting, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Fleming Island UMC – Brown Bag Lunch. All clergy serving a local church are required to attend.
September 25, 2017 - A Conversation with Bishop Carter @ Mandarin UMC
October 10, 2017 - District Admin Brunch from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. We are planning a brunch for all church administrators, secretaries, office professionals. More details to come!
October 13-14, 2017 - 21st Century Man Cave Renovation Conference @ LEC
November 4, 2017 - DLC Nurse & Learn Passport to Riverside and Avondale Event. Purchase your ticket to Passport 2017 now!
November 15, 2017 - Finance/Trustees Training, 6:30-9 p.m. @ Riverdale UMC. This will be a brown-bag meal training. Bring a brown bag meal with you. The District Office will provide drinks and snacks. This training is free but you must register to attend.
November 16, 2017 - Finance/Trustees Training, 6:30-9 p.m. @ Lake Shore UMC. This will be a brown-bag meal training. Bring a brown bag meal with you. The District Office will provide drinks and snacks. This training is free but you must register to attend.
November 18, 2017 - Fresh Expressions Event in Deland
December 13, 2017 - DCOM Meeting (Re-certifications) You need to be invited to attend this meeting by the DCOM registrar.
January 20, 2018 - District Leadership Event - Location 1 @ Keystone UMC, Keystone Heights
January 27, 2018 - District Leadership Event - Location 2 @ Beach Church, Jacksonville Beach
April 2018 - District Lay Servant Ministry Training - Location TBD
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