Annual Conference 2014 -- UMCOM church vitality breakfast event May 29 for clergy and laity


"Tools for Increasing Your Church’s Vitality" is the subject of a free breakfast seminar with UMCOM on May 29, presented by Caitlin Congdon, who is with the denomination’s media ministry, United Methodist Communications, in Nashville, Tenn.

The full breakfast buffet is hosted by the Conference Department of Communications and sponsored by The Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation.

In evaluating past conferences, delegates have asked for more educational opportunities. This seminar is one effort to respond to those requests, said Director of Communications Joseph Harris.

When you register online for Annual Conference, be sure to check the "Breakfast with UMCOM" option to reserve your spot. Reservations are required. Seating is available for 200 people.

The presentation begins at 6:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of OCU’s McDaniel University Center, and the buffet opens at 6:15 a.m.

The seminar will examine five common behaviors of highly vital congregations: spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and missions. It will provide practical tools.

The class is based on the book "Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World," by Jorge Acevedo. The book is available at Cokesbury online and in digital format.


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