Come connect with other laity and clergy in the Blue Ridge District of the United Methodist Church! Hear from Missional Leadership Specialist & Kingdom Leadership Expert, Dr. Reggie McNeal on participating in ministry in connection with others. District Superintendent, Rev. Beth Crissman will share about mission and ministry initiatives in the Blue Ridge District and there will be a time to connect with others in your Missional Network (geographic community) to hear stories of transformation in your area, and dream and brainstorm about opportunities for Developing Daily Disciples, Seeking Sabbath at the Center, Becoming Instruments of Justice, and Creating Community for All. This is a perfect opportunity to connect with others in the local United Methodist Church who are passionate about learning and serving in the same way as you!

Also inlcuded: Blue Grass Music, Communion, Group Discussion!

1:30 - Registration
2:00 - 2:30 - Opening Worship & Recognition of Moving & New Pastors
2:30 - 3:00 - Focus Areas of the Blue Ridge District (District Superintendent Rev. Beth Crissman)
3:00 - 4:00 - Keynote Address (Dr. Reggie McNeal)
4:00 - 5:00 - Meet with your Missional Network
5:00 - 5:45 - Q&A with District Superintendent Rev. Beth Crissman & Dr. Reggie McNeal
5:45 - 6:00 - Communion & Closing Prayer

Registration is free & Childcare is provided!

Register Here!

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  • Fall 2019 Connect Conference
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