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From Friday, April 05, 2019
To Saturday, April 06, 2019
Contact - Deanna Shimko Conference Board of Laity Chair, 414-313-0343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



All in the Wisconsin Annual Conference are invited to the annual Laity Convocation with Bishop Jung
April 5, 7:00 PM — April 6, 4:30 PM
Steven's Point: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
600 Wilshire Boulevard
Stevens Point, WI 54481
There is no charge for attending but you must register in advance.
The meals are sponsored by the Wisconsin Annual Conference’s budget for the Board of Laity.


Friday, April 5
7:00 PM        Banquet to Celebrate Laity Leadership
8:00 PM        Break - Displays
8:15 PM        Launch Out! from the shore into the deep, deep waters! Inspired by Luke 5:1-11.
                     We join to build a future for Wisconsin and create faith-raising opportunities that will reach new people with new
                     ministries in new places. We will develop lay and clergy leaders, empower congregations and broaden justice and mercy ministries
                     to equip disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
9:30 PM        Adjournment
Laura Barry, Chair, Launch Out! Committee, Milwaukee: Summerfield UMC
Rev. Steve Scott, Launch Out! Committee, Milton UMC
Rev. Dan Dick, Assistant to the Bishop
Brittanie Wilczak, Campaign Director, CCS Fundraising
Saturday, April 6
8:00 AM        Registration and Displays
8:30 AM        Opening Worship
9:00 AM        Welcome and Introductions
9:20 AM        Missional directions in post Special General Conference:
                     Claiming a Proactive Life Together! - Bishop Hee-Soo Jung
10:20 AM      Break
10:35 AM      Workshops
11:50 AM      Reaching our New, Young, Diverse Neighbors - Rev. Dr. Bener Agtarap
                     Missional Church Consultation Initiative - Rev. Dr. Joseph Bishman
                     Ministry with the Poor: Justice & Mercy Ministries -
                     Rev. Barb Certa-Werner, Rev. Tina Itson
12:00 PM     Lunch - Displays
1:00 PM       Workshops repeated
2:20 PM       Workshops repeated
3:40 PM       Diving Deep: A Synthesis of Our Launch Out! Experience - Rev. Dan Dick
4:00 PM       Closing Worship
4:30 PM       Adjournment


Laity Leadership Convocation Workshops
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Reaching Our New, Young, Diverse Neighbors
Leader:  Rev. Dr. Bener Agtarap, Associate General Secretary/Executive Director, General Board of Discipleship Ministries
Did you know that there were 1,059 new faith communities started by United Methodists in the United States from 2008-2016? Accordingly, these new churches had almost 100,000 people in average worship attendance last year. Want to help us reach the next 100,000? In this interactive session, participants will learn how to reach new, young, and diverse people in their neighborhoods with the love of Jesus, and how to equip and deploy church people to lead or get involved in making disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional strategy of creating new ministries, new faith communities, and new churches.
Missional Church Consultation Triad Training
Leader:  Rev. Dr. Joseph Bishman, Missional Church Consultation Initiative Consultant
In this training event you will learn how to create a system for utilizing multiple sequential events for a collaborative initiative of witness, connection, and to raise the probability of new persons who attend to return. Participants will learn to mobilize multiple resources of the congregation into a focused initiative of invitation that prepares leaders and teams for greater more effective initiatives into the community. 
Those in the training will learn the key stages of a Triad:  
• The Splash 
• Invite them back 
• The Main Event.  
Teams/leaders attending will leave with a basic sketch of what a Triad could look like in the local church.
Ministry with the Poor:  Justice & Mercy Ministries
Leaders:  Rev. Barb Certa-Werner, Executive Director/Founder, Harbor House Crisis Shelters, Superior; Rev. Tina Itson, Director of Development, United Methodist Children’s Services, Milwaukee
Join us for an interactive mini Poverty Simulation that may be replicated for the local church. Participants will have a better understanding of how poverty affects communities and solutions congregations can use. You will also learn more about Harbor House Crisis Shelters in Superior and United Methodist Children's Services in Milwaukee and how these ministries create pathways for hope.
Location - St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 600 Wilshire Boulevard, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Registrations close 2019-04-01 00:00


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Registration Deadline April 1, 2019 at Noon.



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