Message from the District Superintendent
We did it! There have been a lot of changes over the past year - new district office staff, a new district superintendent, new expectations, new metrics. We know change is not always easy but the North East District is full of amazing people, doing amazing things in the name of Jesus, and we are so excited to be part of this ministry.
In July's message, the district superintendent shares more about what the first year has meant to him and what the future of our district looks like. Be sure to read his message and share it with others in your church.
Vitality Metrics Beginning in July
Are you ready to begin tracking your two new metrics? We need you to talk now about who is going to track first-time guests and how many times the Gospel invitation is made each month. We will be sending reminder emails to the senior pastor, the church administrator (if you have one), the main church email, the church council chair, the SPRC chair and the lay leader. We expect 100% participation.
You will have until the 5th of August to report the figures for July. We have created videos for you to check out and will continue to put out much more information on the importance of these metrics and the other metrics we are using to determine the vitality of our churches.
For a sneak peek at what the survey form looks like and to check out the videos, visit our website.
Disaster Recovery - Are you prepared?
June 1 through November 30 is hurricane season. Be sure you have a plan in place. Visit the Disaster Recovery pages on our website for more information.
The DLC Nurse & Learn organization is in need of summer volunteers to help their teachers during the summer months while school is out. They are open all day during the summer for our families and extra help is always needed! Call Mayra Correa @ 904-387-0370 if you would like to volunteer.
They are also looking for new board members to join their team and help us make a difference in the lives of our precious children. Do you have a passion for children and want to help our mission? Email Caleigh Quast, Caleigh@dlcnl.org for more information.
Tickets for Passport to Riverside & Avondale are also on sale! Purchase your ticket to Passport 2017 now! All funding raised during this event goes back into the DLC Scholarship Program for Tuition and Therapy assistance for our students with special needs!
District Directory Now Available!
The District Directory is now updated and available on our website. We ask that you be mindful of the number of emails that you send to the clergy and churches in an effort that their inbox does not become overloaded with solicitations. The district is happy to communicate information to our clergy and churches through the monthly newsletter. Please feel free to send any communication you would like shared to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 was a survey sent out to all clergy and SPRC chairs in an effort to measure their satisfaction with the 2017 Conference Healthcare Initiative. Some of the emails might have gotten stuck in SPAM or other areas. If you didn't receive the email and would still like to complete the survey, click on one of the links below;
Clergy ONLY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZR3H3YL
SPRC Chairs ONLY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZF223WM
The survey will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, July 5th. The CBOPHB Insurance Sub-Committee looks forward to hearing from you.
There are a number of jobs available at churches in our district. Please visit the Classifieds Section of our website to learn more.
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 full-time are required to attend. Part-time clergy are encouraged to attend if they are able.
October (date TBD) - District Admin Brunch. 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 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.
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
We jumped up to 213 likes on our District Facebook Page in the past week. Thank you! Keep the likes coming. Because of that medium, we are able to share different things on Facebook. Stay connected with the North East District! We are doing great things in our District.