The United Methodist Church is at a crossroads. For forty-eight years United Methodists have been in conflict over the official position of the denomination regarding God’s welcome of, and how the church will be in ministry with, LGBTQ persons. 2020 will be a defining year for the UMC as General Conference seeks to come to a resolution of the conflict. What will this mean for your church? For the future of United Methodism?
Leadership Institute 2019 is aimed at helping United Methodist leaders navigate and lead through the next steps for the denomination.
Join us for this historic and important gathering as we, together, help shape the future.
Pre-Institute sessions are offered on Wednesday, September 25, led by dynamic guest speakers. Each 2.5-hour session goes in-depth on a variety of ministry topics centered around leading through complex and difficult times.
Most of the sessions are offered in both the morning and the afternoon sessions, so you can select any two to attend. Unleashing the Word is offered only at the AM Session.
9:00 – 12:00 am
1:30 – 4:30 pm
When Everyone’s Perfect But Me
Strengthening Your Culture for Real Church Growth
Navigating Transition: Leaning Into the Future Without Fear
Achieving Next-Level Generosity in Times of Uncertainty
Leaning Into Your Call
Unleashing the Word
(AM Session Only)
Reckless Love: Jesus’ Call to Love Our Neighbors
The Bible and Human Sexuality: A Hermeneutic of Love
(PM Session Only)