My brothers and sisters in the Clergy Covenant,

It is with great excitement that I remind you of the special Bishop’s Clergy Days Apart this March, sponsored by our United Methodist Foundation.

All clergy are expected to attend this vitally important training event from Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 28, 2019. This Conference-wide learning time is being planned in partnership with the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation. It will provide valuable, practical training in all areas of financial stewardship, including training for both your personal finances and for your church. There will also be an opportunity for clergy and Bishop Jung to discuss the results of the Special Session of the General Conference and the Launch Out! fundraising campaign.

Beginning at 9 AM Tuesday, March 26th through noon on Thursday, March 28th , Horizons Stewardship Company will be presenting “Academy of Faith and Money.” Led by Dr. Clif Christopher and Joseph Park, the Academy is designed to provide you with the necessary training to confidently and effectively lead your church in financial stewardship. It will cover topics such as developing a year-round generosity plan, planned giving, fundraising principles, major gift cultivation and asking, and the keys to a successful capital campaign.

On Tuesday evening, Bishop Jung will meet with clergy to discuss current events in the Conference. The 2019 Special Session of the General Conference is being held one month prior to Bishop’s Days Apart.  This will be an important opportunity for all clergy to come together, review the results of the Special Session, and ask any questions.  Bishop Jung and leadership from the CCS company will also discuss updates on the Launch Out! fundraising/faith-raising campaign that was approved at last year’s Annual Conference.

Representatives from Ernst and Young will be presenting on Wednesday evening. Their training will cover debt management, social security, and retirement.

The Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation is sponsoring all room and meals. Therefore, the registration price is only $50 for full time appointments and $25 for part time appointments. It will be held at the Green Lake Conference Center. All attendees must register by February 28, 2019. Register today:  https://www.etouches.com/bishopsdayapart2019.

I am so looking forward to spending this amazing time with all of you at Green Lake!

In Christ,

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung