Saturday, August 21st
9:00 a.m. - Noon Workshops
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Optional "Lunch & Learn"
with Rev. Gini Norris-Lane
UKIRK Collegiate Ministries Association
Lunch and Learn (BYOL - Bring Your Own Lunch)
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Helping Your Church Engage Young Adults Full of Questions Themselves
Generation Z college students and young adults were those born after 1996, digital natives coming of age when our nation was experiencing economic prosperity and job growth. The coronavirus changed all that, and for many their economic future is uncertain. Not only are they asking questions about their future, but they are also seeking places, spaces, and people to journey with them as they ask the big questions of who they are, whose they are, and how they should engage the world as people of faith. How does the church do this, though? This workshop will offer you (and through you, your faith community) a time to explore practical ways you can discern how God is calling you to accompany college students and young adults on their faith journeys.
What Makes a Successful Church Officer?
Trained. Informed. Prepared. Connected. Spirit-led.
We Can Help!!
Central Florida Presbytery offered these virtual regional officer training workshops to strengthen our local church leaders and sessions. The recorded presentations from our virtual training events (below) are being provided in easy-to-view segments at the officer's convenience.
Clarifying Covenantal Expectations Between Congregations and Pastors in Uncertain Times
Rev. David Keck
Chaplain, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Author of "Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors: Covenant Expectations for Thriving Together "
Everyone wants a thriving church community capable of addressing extraordinary challenges. But developing and sustaining such congregations require candid conversations. This practical workshop designed for church officers helps leaders prepare for critical conversations about changing expectations for congregations and pastors. The workshop provides both a theological framework as well as hands-on experience with discussions about what congregations and pastors can expect from each other.
APCE is an association for those who are serving or have served in educational ministries, as ministers, professional or volunteer educators, or students, in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Church in America, The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Moravian Church in America, and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. The purpose of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, Inc. is to advance educational ministries in the Church and increase the ongoing witness of our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.