Kent United Methodist Church
11010 SE 248th ST
Kent, WA 98030

Driving Directions 


Jonathan Assink 

Rosalee Mohney

Deep Roots, Abundant Harvests:
Making Engaged Disciples

Seattle - Tacoma Districts' Training Day

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kent United Methodist Church

Registration will close Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time

NOTE:  Information for this event will be sent via email only.

The Seattle and Tacoma Districts will be joining together on March 9, 2013, at Kent UMC for a day of education, sharing ideas, getting questions answered, and inspirational new ideas to take back home.

The day leads off with presentations on Engaging the Missional Field and Disciple-Making Systems with two top-notch keynote presenters. Following lunch topical workshops will be offered for Trustees, Church Finances, Staff Parish Committees, Stewardship, a panel of ‘Getting the Generations to Talk’ and much more.

REGISTRATION FEE: $13.00 per person includes lunch, all workshop materials, and (if needed) child care.  NOTE:  You are responsible for your child's snacks and lunch.

$25.00 for Late Registration and Walk-ins.  (Limited workshop materials for late  registrations and walk-ins)

Please Note:  On-time registration secures your place and helps leaders deliver a quality event.

Schedule for the day:

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration

9:00 am - 10:30 am First Plenary Session

10:30 am - 10:50 am Break

10:50 am – 11:50 am Second Plenary Session

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm First Workshop

2:45 – 4:15 pm Second Workshop

(No closing gathering – workshops will adjourn individually)

WORKSHOPS: The line-up of break-out sessions for the Training Day, as of today, includes:

1:00  2:30 pm
1. Lay Servant Ministries (formerly Lay Speaker program)
More than the name has changed. This workshop will focus on these changes and what they mean
 for current Lay Speakers as well as the opportunities this ministry offers for all Laypersons.
2. Finance
Help for the Finance Team/Committee.  
3. Lay Leaders
Meet the new Conference Lay Leader and join in discussion of what the role of a Lay Leader
can be.
4. Staff Pastor Parish Relations
Join the District Superintendents in a lively discussion of the responsibilities of the SPR

 2:45 – 4:15
Get help and new tips on what are the responsibilities of the Trustee Team/Committee.
2.Reaching Across the Generations
Join a ‘fishbowl’ panel in a facilitated discussion on how the generations think alike or not! 
3.Stewardship and Philanthropy in the Church
Have a dialogue exploring new thoughts and ways to fund raise.
4.Creation Care
Through reflection and learning how to use practical tools learn how to cultivate an awareness of,
and care for, God's broad creation in the life of the church and your own life.

Workshop Leaders:

Lay Servant Ministries:  Kathryn Garnett and Leona Weltzer

Finance: Craig Parrish

Lay Leaders: Joan Holmes, Barbara Moreland and Lanora Callahan

Staff Pastor Parish:  Sharon Moe and Pat Simpson

Trustees:  Brant Henshaw

Reaching Across the Generations:  Facilitated by Jonathan Assink

Stewardship and Philanthropy in the Church – Molly Harper Haines

Creation Care:  Tanya Barnett


Child Care Information

In order to ensure the comfort and safety of all the children, every child MUST be pre-registered and children 6 months of age through 5th grade are welcome in child care.  Please provide clearly marked lunch and snacks for your child.