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Emerging Leaders Conference, part 2 - October 2011

Grace United Methodist Church
142 McClellan Road
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: 731-664-9118

This day together will offer us opportunities to strengthen our fellowship and continue our conversations on how to lead the church faithfully in this time of great uncertainty and change. Our focus will be guided by the historic questions John Wesley posed to his team of preachers: What shall we teach? and How shall we teach? We will consider the content of "teaching" in the broadest sense (i.e. more than simply doctrine) and ponder how the teaching of the Gospel is most effective in forming faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in this age of electronic networking.

Thursday evening will once again provide time for testimonies from several colleagues and a chance to talk together in small groups.

Friday, Dr. Doug Meeks will explore the relevance of the Wesleyan questions for our work today, and then Stephen Handy and Andrew Thompson will address the topic from their particular vantage point.

We will also spend some time on Friday discussing ways to strengthen our connections with support groups.

Please plan to join us for a meaningful and important time together.

Conference Agenda 

6:00 pm Dinner

6:45 pm
Session I: Testimonies
Brian Rossbert, Autura Hampton, Carol Cavin-Dillon, Randy Cooper
5-7 minutes of table talk follows each presentation
Use Small Group Worksheet #1

8:00 pm
Table Talk - Small groups / Use Small Group Worksheet #2

8:30 pm
Worship/Evening Prayers - Jay Archer


8:00 am Breakfast

8:45 am
Morning Devotions - Karen Barrineau

8:55 am
Session II
John Wesley's Historic questions - Doug Meeks
Presents the background for the three Qs John Wesley posed at his conferences with preachers

10:15 am Break

10:30 am
Session III — Presentations
Andrew Thompson, Stephen Handy

11:30 am
Table Talk
Same small groups /Use Small Group Worksheet #3

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm
Follow up discussion - Tom Laney
Commitments to next steps

2:00 pm Break

2:15 pm
Eucharistic Conferencing
Joy Weathersbee, David Hollis