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Vital Partnerships Spring 2024

Location: Hope UMC in Joliet (2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet)

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MARCH 2
9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

LOCATION: Joliet: Hope UMC 
2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet

SPEAKER: DIRK ELLIOTT

Cost: $20
(boxed lunch provided)

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Churches come in all forms of vitality: 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.


Dirk Elliott

Dirk Elliott

DIRK ELLIOTT

Speaker Bio: Dirk Elliott is the retired 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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