renewing the church

Guidance and Encouragement with Andrew Conard

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I believe that renewal is possible within The United Methodist Church. While there are many avenues that this renewal will continue to occur, one of them is in leaders mentoring other leaders. I recognize that I have much to learn and experience, however I believe that I may be able to offer some guidance and encouragement to those who are pursuing ordination as an Elder in the UMC.

I want to offer and receive guidance and encouragement for one year. I commit to monthly conversations for mutual encouragement, learning and guidance. I will do what I can to help you be successful in reaching the goals that God has made real in your life.

Only 1 spot is available.

The application is open to anyone, however I recognize this is not going to be the best fit for all people. I am currently serving as Pastor of Resurrection Online and in that role hope to use technology as a tool to build a Christian community where non religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians online and in person. I was ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in the Kansas West Annual Conference last year and hope to be helpful to someone who will be ordained from 2013 to 2016.

If you are interested, please email me at with “Guidance and Encouragement” in the subject line and please respond to: Will you please tell me about yourself?

Why would this be helpful for you?

What are you hoping for?

Deadline is October 20, 2010.

I was inspired to try this by Kent Shaffer, author of Church Relevance in his post at Free Coaching with Kent Shaffer.

2 replies on “Guidance and Encouragement with Andrew Conard”

I was blessed to experience Andrew’s Guidance and encouragement all summer when I worked with him at RezOnline. To anyone reading this and thinking about it, I strongly encourage you to do it! I simply cant say enough good things about Andrew or the guidance and encouragement I got from him this summer – it was a truly transformative experience!

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