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Vital Partnerships: New Models of Cooperative Ministries

Location: Journey of Hope UMC, 37W040 Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL

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Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Journey of Hope UMC 37W040 Highland Ave, Elgin, IL

Speaker: Dirk Elliott

Cost: $20
Box Lunch Provided

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Churches come in all forms of health: some are healthy and growing, others are maintaining the status quo, and some are declining. But they all have one thing in common – they want to be fruitful and healthy. One way this can happen is through partnerships or mergers. Attend this workshop and explore new ways your church might become healthier through a merger.


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Dirk Elliott

Dirk Elliott

Speaker Bio: Dirk Elliott is Director of Congregational Vibrancy and Leadership Development for the Michigan Conference.  Dirk has been a congregational developer for 21 years after serving 18 years in pastoral ministry. He serves on the Path 1 Strategy Team, the New Church Start division of the United Methodist Church. Dirk authored "Vital Merger: A New Church Approach that Joins Church Families Together to Change Lives and Communities."

Sponsored by the Office of Congregational Development and Redevelopment

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