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Pastoral Transitions Workshop

Location: Grace UMC, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, IL

Pastoral transitions 2018
a workshop for clergy and laity together

Cost: $10/person


Who should attend:

  • Pastors
  • SPRC members
  • Lay leaders
  • Interested church leaders

8:00 registration & fellowship
8:30 welcome & devotions
9:00 making a good start:
healthy transitions
11:00 who is your neighbor?
11:30 lunch
 clergy conversations
 laity Q&A with cabinet
12:30 skills for building strong relationships
3:00 closing

For more information: Call your District Superintendent or Rev. Lisa Kruse-Safford 815.508.1388

This workshop is being offered twice.
Pick the date and place best suited for both pastor and church leadership either May 5 at Rochelle UMC or Aug. 4 at Naperville: Grace. 

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