The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We all want to get better and better at that work. On Saturday, February 10, 2018, you can bring a team from your church to learn from Dr. Phil Maynard as he leads us in going from Membership to Discipleship. He will help you think about building a discipleship system for your congregation or provide insights that you can use to fine-tune your current system.
Phil’s work answers two fundamental questions: “What behaviors mark the lives of growing disciples?” and “How does the church provide the support and tools disciples need if they are growing toward maturity?” You’ll have an opportunity to work with your team during the day to consider this and much more. Phil is a United Methodist elder and pastor, former Director of Congregational Excellence in the Florida Annual Conference, and currently leads EMC3. You can explore Phil’s work and resources by following this link. You may also print this flyer (M2D flyer) to learn more.
The workshop will be held at Forrest Burdette UMC in Hurricane, WV where Phil will be presenting in person. We also have live streaming locations in each district (Canaan Resort in Potomac Highlands District), locations to be announced. The event is $10 per person which includes a workbook and lunch. For $20, you will also receive a copy of Phil’s book, Membership to Discipleship.
Registration will begin on November 1 at wvumc.org. Please contact Amy Shanholtzer, Director of Evangelism and Congregational Development at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.