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As part of the quadrennium theme for Annual Conference, “Disciples: Made in Michigan” this year's sub-theme is; “Inspire: Developing Principled, Visionary and Adaptive Leaders." We hope this will be a time of fruitful new leadership development in your church.
Annual Conference will be capped off with Inspire Saturday, a special drive-in day on June 1 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. We hope you will attend with emerging leaders from your church. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., who will provide the highlight of this year’s focus on adaptive, principled leadership. Dr. Weems is recognized as one of United Methodism’s visionary voices. He is a professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. A respected pastor, educator, author and leader, Weems has spent many years working with denominational and congregational leaders on critical issues.
To help you make the most of your day with Dr. Weems, we have mailed Members to Annual Conference a free copy of his recent book, Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results. Please take time to study and meditate on this book prior to attending Annual Conference. A free, down-loadable study guide is available by clicking here.
This is the last week to sign up for Inspiration Saturday, the leadership training event being held at the Calvin College Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids. It will be a powerful day of learning, worship and fellowship led by one of United Methodism’s visionary voices, Rev. Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., author of Bearing Fruit, Ministry with Real Results and Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. A respected pastor, educator, author and leader, Dr, Weems has spent many years working with denominational and congregational leaders on this critical issue. The day begins at 10:00 am with a leadership seminar, followed by a fellowship lunch and then powerful worship with thousands of United Methodists from across Michigan. There is also the opportunity to meet our new Bishop Deborah Leider-Kiesey. The cost for the entire day, including lunch, is just $15. Learn more and register at http://www.westmichiganconference.org/pages/detail/2806. You may register yourself individually, or your church secretary can register you and your group for you. Deadline to register is May 28. If you have any questions, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.