So much time goes into crafting the vision, but then as if it's a delicate work of art, we put it on the wall and revere it, but ultimately lose it. As leaders we cannot afford to let it go. We have to communicate it well. Here we will discuss the best opportunities and approaches to communicating vision.
Ruts in the Discipleship Path
Every church walked away from Navigate with an Intentional Path to Discipleship, but that was a month ago and since then some things worked and some things didn't. Come be part of a conversation to address your challenges and share best practices in implementing your church's plan.
Pastor Jason Mackey
“My heart breaks for people who have been burned by or feel excluded from the church. I go about ministry constantly asking the question: what is going to bring them into a closer relationship with Jesus?”
Pastor Jason was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School (1998) and Lebanon Valley College (2002) where he double majored in Historical Communications and Spanish. In the fall of 2001, while studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain, he had a profound call experience, which he finally accepted in the Spring of 2003 while on his Walk to Emmaus. From 2004 to 2008 he attended Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, where he received his Master’s of Divinity in Congregational Leadership. He was then became an ordained elder in 2012.
In August 2007, he accepted his first interim appointment to Stephens Emmanuel UMC (a Latino congregation in Allison Hill) before being moved in January 2008 to CrossPoint UMC (a multi-site church in the Harrisburg area) where he led the South Hanover campus for seven years. On July 1, he came to Trinity UMC, Hummelstown.
Pastor Jason’s family is an essential part of his ministry and includes his wife, Christy, and sons Eli and Christian. Pastor Jason is a passionate learner of Andy Stanley and Catalyst. He has studied under Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter as part of the Young Pastor’s Network and is a Lewis Fellow through Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Harry Denmen Evangelism Award for his work with CrossPoint to launch the Perking Point, a coffeehouse ministry based upon Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse in DC.
Fresh Expressions of Church - The Five W's
Have you heard of Fresh Expressions of Church? Come learn and explore the Five W's of Fresh Expressions of church. Who are we trying to reach? What does a Fresh Expression do? When do Fresh Expressions meet? Where does a Fresh Expression meet? Why do we need Fresh Expressions of Church? This workshop will serve as a day to educate and inspire both lay and clergy alike to what the Holy Spirit might be up to in their community!
Fresh Expressions of Church - The Five W's - Part One
Fresh Expressions of Church - The Five W's - Part Two
Rev. Dr. Audrey Warren
Rev. Dr. Audrey Warren, pastor of First United Methodist Church Of Miami FL since July, 2015. At FUMC Miami Audrey has worked with the church in the process of redeveloping its property and vision over the past three years. A native Floridian, Audrey did not venture too far from her hometown of Naples to plant some roots. Audrey has been in Miami–Dade County serving as a United Methodist pastor for the past nine years.
Pastor Audrey spent her first six years in ministry at Branches United Methodist Mission in Florida City, FL where she preached in English and Spanish each Sunday and helped rebuild a church after a devastating fire.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Florida Southern College where she majored in Religion. This was followed by a Masters of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School. In May of 2016, she received her Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Audrey has served in Central Florida, North Carolina, South Africa, and Miami. She has a passion for outreach and mission and is currently convening the Fresh Expressions movement in the Florida Annual Conference. Recently, she published Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church For People Not In Church with Bishop Kenneth Carter from the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Audrey is a dynamic preacher and educator and has a special passion for children’s education in which area she wrote her dissertation. She has a passion for both contemporary and traditional worship and has a deep love for scripture.
Audrey is a courageous leader and motivator and has a passion for bringing diverse people together to carry out the work of Christ in community. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She also has a 200 hr. Yoga Alliance Teacher Certificate. In her spare time, you can find her at the beach with a good book, running in coconut grove or a yoga class in town!
Small Church Checkup: Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating Treatment Plans
Many small churches today are faced with the sobering reality of attendance loss and overall decline. This workshop provides a guide to help you find hope, alternatives, and the possibility of a new beginning. Come discover tools to help you assess your church's vitality, evaluate results, diagnose your church's condition, and explore several options for treatment plans as you seek to faithfully serve your community.
Small Church Checkup: Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating Treatment Plans - Part One
Small Church Checkup: Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating Treatment Plans - Part Two
Kay Kotan is the Director of Equipping Vital Congregations for the Susquehanna Conference UMC and she has a passionate approach to teaching, consulting, and coaching. As one called to serve from a laity role, she offers a unique perspective for church and leadership development that is informed by her diverse background serving in corporate America, owning her own business, lay leadership in the local church, and traveling the nation as an author and speaker.