October 15 Small Membership Church Rally

9/29/2009

Tri-District Event–Dyersburg, Paducah, Paris
Location: Martin First United Methodist Church
Date: Thursday,October 15
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Leadership: The Turner Center for Church Leadership, Vanderbilt Divinity School

• First Topic: “Stewardship in the Small Membership Church”
This presentation will highlight ways to help the church to move from a “theology of scarcity” to a “theology of abundance” even in difficult economic times.
• Second Topic: “Leading Amid Conflict Within the Church”
        Churches of all sizes and settings experience the anxiety of conflict over one issue or another. Differences between church members are inevitable, but working through them does not have to lead to divisions and acrimony. Learning alternatives to arguing can free up energy and hope for the work God calls us to do.
 
To Register: Call or email your District Office (Registration dead line: Monday, October 12.)
Lunch will be provided by your District. (CEU available for clergy)