Special Event for Pastor's & Congregational Leaders
Last week Jan reminded me we needed to get a, "Save the Date" reminder to Synod Leaders. So we sat down and put together a reminder and sent it out on email. Yea, well done I thought. In less than an hour I received feed back which was all over the map. One leader wanted to know if there would be anything of use in this workshop. Apparently they were not impressed with other workshops we have held as having anything useful. They did not want to waste people's time with theory. The next response was why in the heck were we holding this on a weekday? Younger leaders will not be there. Another person requested that we provide something new rather than the same old same old otherwise they would not come. Another leader said they might come but did not want to hear anything about STEWARDSHIP as this was a "dead horse".
Sitting with this feedback and praying about it I decided to create a discussion about what people would like to know. What would be helpful to you and your faith group? Is the time for this event wrong? Is Thursday October 18th the wrong day? The Bishop Convocation is scheduled for October 22-24th. Is this bad timing?
The working agenda is
More Faith, Less Fear about funding...Bishop David
Money is a tool for mission not the reverse...Pastor Keys
It's all relational...Pastor Chase
Possibilities,m energizing and implementation (developing a plan)
Talking about $$ gene rationally...Pastor Reed, Leaven Leader Derrick Fenwick
Partners and collaborators...Pastor Andy Wendell and Pastor Chris Kramer
Well what do you all think? I believe this is a soul filled conversation about what the Holy Spirit is doing. Is Plate & Pledge keeping up with your needs?
I want to hear from you...