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Elgin District Leadership Training

Location: Palatine: First UMC, 123 N Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

Time:  8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Event Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am           Registration, Light refreshments & Fellowship

8:30                            Gathering Music

8:45 – 9:15                 Welcome

9:30 – 1030                Workshop Session One

10:30 – 10:45             Break 

10:45 – 11:45             Workshop Session Two


Workshops Offered:


Accessible Hearts

If you want to be encouraged and equipped to include more people in worship and reach people of all abilities for Jesus Christ, then this workshop is for you!

Cooperation and Collaboration: What Can We Learn From Multi-Site Ministry?

Open dialogue between the presenters and the attendees on the benefits from greater cooperation and collaboration by forming strategic partnerships. 

Lay Leader/Lay Member (Only offered at Workshop 1)

Nurturing cooperation and coordination of the pastor and congregation in leadership

SPRC: Making Connections

Empowering pastors and laity to move forward in mission together.

Technology 2.0

Learn to build a streaming platform from scratch, to demonstrate the ease of assembling a basic online presence.


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