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ECD Celebrating & Equipping the Small Church

ECD Celebrating & Equipping the Small Church
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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First UMC
419 Park Ave
Sanford, FL 32771

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407-636-9240 x4


Claudia Sava

Small churches have something unique to offer their community and their members! In a society that often overtly tells us that bigger is always better, how can we imagine the small church as a gift rather than a hindrance? Join us for a workshop focused specifically on the health, assets and thriving of small congregations. The time will be focused on discovering the beauty and giftedness of small congregations, and using those assets to discover each congregation's unique call in our communities.

The day will include morning coffee, lunch, and time to connect with other pastors and lay leadership of small churches. Allen Stanton, Executive Director of the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College, will share some of his research into vitality in small and rural United Methodist congregations throughout the connection. As part of his work, Allen has created a community transformation incubator specifically focused on leadership development among rural church pastors and Meghan has assisted the cohort in utilizing an assets-based approach to ministry. Allen and Meghan will present some of the tools they have used in celebrating and empowering small and rural congregations in some of the districts in the Tennessee Annual Conference.

The cost for the day is only $10 per person because we'd like for as many churches and people to come as possible!

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