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Three Inspiring Opportunities to Learn, Grow 

and Make a Difference in the World 


Pastor Susan Patterson-Sumwalt 


Saturday February 11, 2012 at 8:30 AM CST
Sunday February 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM CST

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United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay 
819 East Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Driving Directions 

Lodging, Parking & Childcare

Hotels near the church include:


5423 North Port Washington Road

Glendale, Wisconsin

(414) 962-6767


7065 North Port Washington Road

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 5321

(414) 351-6960


Parking - on Saturday parking is available in the Christian Scientist Church parking lot and on streets surrounding the church.  A shuttle service will be provided from 8:15 - 9 am and 3 - 3:45 pm between the Park and Ride Lot located on the northwest corner of Port Washington Road and Silver Spring Drive and the church.

Childcare - Is available upon request for Saturday’s events.  Childcare and Sunday school is available on Sunday morning.


"What Does it Mean to be a Missional Church?” - Changing the Scorecard for the Church Reggie McNeal has defined the missional movement among churches that want to become more oriented toward the culture and community around them. Join us for several in-depth conversations with McNeal about our spiritual purpose and missional vitality.  Together we will embrace the missional model and wrestle with these tough questions:

Can you move from an internal to an external focus? Are you willing to develop the spiritual life of people?    Will you engage with leadership from the community?

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Session One

11:00 am Session Two

12:30 pm Lunch (provided)

1:30 pm Session Three

3:00 pm Closing


UMC Metro District Conference - Annual meeting of the Metro North and South District churches

3:45 - 5:00 pm Sanctuary

An Evening with Reggie McNeal 

Are you ready to breathe new life into the church and become revitalized as true followers of Jesus Christ? Come and learn about an exciting form of church that differs in its rhythms, its celebrations, its activities and its scorecard. Be inspired by a new vision of vibrant life in missional community… for you and your church today. A free will offering will be taken for Mission.

7:00 – 8:30 pm Sanctuary

8:30 pm Dessert & Fellowship



WORSHIP “The Blessing People” – Genesis 12:2 

Rev. Dr. Reggie McNeal, preaching

 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service – Sanctuary

10:30 am Traditional Worship Service – Sanctuary

McNeal picReggie McNeal

Dr. Reggie McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations pursue more intentional lives. He currently serves as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, TX. He is a dynamic and inspiring speaker and preacher. Learn more at


Reggie is known to many in Wisconsin through his writings. Several of his books have been highly recommended by our Conference leaders. Some of those books include: Revolution in Leadership (Abingdon Press, 1998), The Present Future (Jossey-Bass, 2003), Practicing Greatness (Jossey-Bass, 2006), and Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2009).   Reggie and his wife Cathy make their home in Columbia, South Carolina.


Hear more in this youtube video with Reggie McNeal as he discusses the definition of a missional church and how more churches are participating in community service. Reggie describes the difference between working "for the community" and "working with the community".

CLICK HERE to be directed to the youtube video.


Check out a great talk by Reggie McNeal. This is the talk the church staff was so inspired by that we said someday we need to have Reggie McNeal at our church. People would love him!

CLICK HERE and then scroll down to Keynote 5- Reggie McNeal and click audio


Thank You!  This weekend of events is made possible by grants from: The Wisconsin Conference Foundation of the United Methodist Church, The Foundation and Memorials Committee of the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, The Metro Districts Vision Team, Circuit #33, The United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay.