Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT
Saturday August 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT

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Foundation for Evangelism at Lake Junaluska, NC 
125 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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Accommodations are reserved at The Terrace Hotel for SHIFTS and at the Lambuth Inn for Membership to Discipleship.  Contact the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center for costs and to make reservations: 800.222.4930.


Leslie Butters 
Intentional Growth Center 


Dr. Phil Maynard - serves as Director, Path 1 Coaching Network (General Board of Discipleship) and Director, Excellence in Ministry Coaching (www.emc3coaching.com). Phil also serves as a coach/consultant with the Epicenter Group and partners with other coaches to lead a variety of training and congregational transformation activities.  Dr. Maynard has led dozens of churches through the process of transformation, has consulted across the denomination, and in addition, now coaches & trains leaders and trains coaches to work in ministry coaching.  He also trains and consults with churches for the development of discipleship processes.Phil is a certified coach (ICF), an Endorsed coach (UMEA), a certified Conflict/Mediation Coach, and licensed trainer/facilitator. Phil is a graduate of Duke Divinity School (M.Div & Th.M); University of Kansas (M.S. Ed); and Drew (D.Min).  He is a contributing author for the Transform One resource (ChurchSmart) and co-author of Discovering the Possibilities.  

Dr. Jim Robey is a minister and a Professional   Certified Coach, and was the first United Methodist clergy to be officially endorsed for the Ministry of Life Coaching. He is the Executive Director for Attentional Growth Inc., a non-profit organization he founded in 2004. His ministry takes him across the United States and the world to work with a variety of church and non-profit groups. Jim earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a graduate of the Co-Active Leadership Program of the Coaches Training Institute in California. He is passionate about bringing coaching more fully into the church, and beyond into the world. An avid global traveler, who once worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, Jim brings a passion for equipping new  leaders for the world-wide church. He led several leadership events in Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland in 2012.

Dr. Larry Ousley is the Executive  Director of the Intentional Growth Center (IGC). Before  coming to IGC in 2000, he served as senior pastor of three churches of over 1,000 members in the Holston Conference of the UMC. He is a life coach recognized through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) in 2004 and as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in 2010.  Larry is also an Endorsed Life Coach by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency, is a Certified  Organizational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), and has served as a faculty member on an ICF approved international coaching school. He was an author in the anthology Ministry 3.0: How Today’s Church Leaders are Using Coaching to Transform Ministry. Larry has lead approximately 10 long-term group leadership coaching projects and has over 1,500 hours of experience coaching pastors, district  superintendents, and conference staff persons .




SHIFTS: Guiding the Congregation toward Health, Effectiveness & Vitality

 July 30 - August 1, 2013


From Membership to Discipleship

August 1 - 3, 2013 

Due to a Generous Contribution, We are able to offer a 50% Scholarship!

SHIFTS:  Guiding the Congregation toward Health, Effectiveness & Vitality - Are you serving one of the congregations from all over the country are seeking to live into their potential, reach their communities, and transform lives in the name of Jesus?  This could be just the help you are looking for!  The investment of just a couple of days could transform your ministry.  Let us help you take a step back to see the ‘big picture’ of your ministry systems and some ‘best practices’ to lead your congregation toward greater health and vitality.

The workshop is built around five ‘shifts’ to move your congregation forward:

  • From Fellowship to Hospitality
  • From Worship as an event to Worship as a Lifestyle
  • From Membership to Discipleship
  • From ‘Serve Us’ to Service
  • From Survival to Generosity

You and your team will leave this event with a plan for moving your congregation, in its context, into a healthier future!

From Membership to Discipleship - In a culture where the Church seems to have lost much of its relevance there is no greater need than the making of mature disciples.  Yet, in spite of the fact that this is the very reason we exist, a significant percentage of our congregations struggle with how to build a process for making disciples.

This seminar provides a step-by-step process for building a discipleship process in your ministry context, including:

  • Foundations – clearly defining discipleship and understanding how maturity is developed
  • Movements – understanding the catalysts and practices for supporting  spiritual growth
  • Discipleship as a Contact Sport -  discipleship happens in relationships.  Discover which types of relationships are most helpful at different points along the journey
  • The Discipleship Cycle – supporting the growth of disciples through phases of development
  • A System for Intentional Discipleship – learning from the best in history at making disciples (Jesus, The Apostle Paul, John Wesley) participants build a process for their ministry context

You, and your team, will leave this event with clear next steps for strengthening the discipling ministry in your  local congregation.

Program Fee:  

For Individuals:  $74.50 for either seminar,  or $139.50 for both seminars.  Includes the 50% discounted scholarship!

For Teams of 4: $225.00 for either seminar, or $400.00 for both seminars. Includes the 50% discounted scholarship!

CEUs: 1.0 credit given for each seminar.


  • First day: 7-9 pm 
  • Middle day: 9-12 noon, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
  • Final day: 9-12 noon

These seminars are sponsored by IGC Logo in partnership with:

Excellence in Ministry Coaching 
 Foundation for Evangelism