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One of the best parts of Leadership Institute is the opportunity to make and continue friendships near and far, to that end I invite you to a young adult meetup at Leadership Institute next week.
Who: Young adult (35 and under) leader
What: Meetup at Leadership Institute 2010
When: Thursday, October 7 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The Spring Cafe, in the West Building at Resurrection Leawood
Why: Collegiality, mutual encouragement, and hear stories of
I will be there on Thursday morning and hope that you can make it. I am leading a pre-institute session in the afternoon, but I encourage you to continue to hang out through the afternoon and into the evening.
Spread the word to others
Encourage one another.
Listen for God.
Last week, I was part of the Kansas West Annual Conference. It was a great conference. I tried a new thing and reserved a booth for young clergy. This had several positive outcomes, including:
Gathered a (perhaps) comprehensive list of young adult clergy within the annual conference
Increased awareness of young adults in ministry in the conference
Created space to share words of wisdom about ministry
Created space to share dreams for the denomination
Shared information about
40 Days of Prayer and Exploration 2009
I felt that it was a significant step in encouraging young people in ministry within Kansas West.
Jeff Slater for the photos!
Thursday and Friday I am at a gathering of 10 young adult leaders to discern best practices for supporting clergy in the UMC. I invite you to join us live and contribute:
I and others are live blogging the event. It’s fun.
I invite you to check it out