First United Methodist Church, Columbus, Indiana 
618 Eighth Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Driving Directions 


Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
2480 Jonathan Moore Pike
Columbus, IN 47201

To book, call 812-372-1541 and tell them you are with the United Methodist Mission Conference. 

Block rates are $89 per night, and are available until Oct. 23, 2014.  


50/50 Missional Equipping Workshop 
Best Practices in Transformational Community Engagement Locally & Globally   

Saturday, Novmber 15, 2014
First United Methodist Church, Columbus, IN

Sponsored by the Indiana Conference and Global Ministries 

Good intentions are not enough.  How do you empower others without creating dependency?  The paradigm shifting 50/50 Partnership equips your church to move from short-term, needs-based, charity to long-term, asset-based, development. 

It’s a game changer!  Thousands of clergy and laity across the United Methodist Church are using 50/50 to transform their outreach ministries into disciple-making movements with long lasting impact in their local neighborhoods and around the world.  Join the movement!    


"This practical, relevant workshop speaks exactly to what our churches desire - to do mission in a more impactful way in our communities and the world."
                    Allison Curts, Associate Director of Mission and Advocay, Indiana Conference

Discover how 50/50 Partnerships are mobilizing and multiplying the United Methodist Movement. 

Featured Practioners

50/50 Trainer
Rev. Patrick Friday
Director of In Mission Together, Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church

 Patrick is the Director of In Mission Together (IMT) for Global Ministries of the  United  Methodist Church. IMT is a global partnership network which equips  conferences,  districts, churches and individuals for long term partnerships with  long term impact. He  leads a team of partnership coordinators that facilitate  missional engagement within the  United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and  Africa. They provide training in best  practices for mobilization, multiplication and      movement strategies. He developed the  50/50 Partnership Covenant for long-term,  asset-based, development which is based  on five core values: church planting, spiritual formation, community development,  preventing dependency through self-sufficiency and communication through social networking. 

Patrick is passionate about lay mobilization, Wesleyan class meetings and bi-vocational ministry. He has over twenty years of experience in pastoral leadership, missionary service, church planting and partnership development. He lived in the Baltic States and Russia for eight of those years as a congregational developer and leadership trainer. Prior to responding to the call to ministry, he was a public policy consultant and writer/producer for CNN International. Patrick received his Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology and is an ordained elder of the North Alabama Conference. He and his wife, Hannah, have twin boys, Clint and Sam.

Mr. David Phipps

David Phipps is a retired School Counselor living near Dayton, Ohio.  He became involved in Missions shortly after graduation from Bethel College in Indiana.  He has been on dozens of mission trips around the world, serving as team leader for several.  He has served as interim Missions Director at Ginghamsburg Church, where he has attended since 1990.  His understanding of missions took a leap forward through Community Health Evangelism (CHE) training. Since that time, he has joined the In Mission Together team, as a consultant, practitioner, and fan.  In addition David is currently on New Path Board at Ginghamsburg, works on "Neighborhood Transformation" in Trotwood, OH, where Ginghamsburg's most recent church launch is located and is scheduled to "scout" an area of South Sudan to initiate the launch of a faith community using CHE as the entrance methodology.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

9:30 –10:00 a.m,            Registration for 50/50 Equipping Workshop  

10:00-11:00                    Session 1: When Helping Hurts 
                                           50/50 Mission Partnerships for Long-Term Impact
11:00-12:00                    Session 2: Glocal Partnerships for Community Transformation
12:00-1:00                      Lunch
1:00-2:00                        Session 3: Mobilization, Multiplication, Movement: The Wesleyan Way
2:00-3:00                        Session 4: Implementation: 50/50 in Your Church                     

Optional Morning Activities

7:30  – 8:30 a.m.            Early Morning Worship with Global Partners 
8:30  – 9:30 a.m.            Peer Learning Experience 


Register Now!
                               Per person: $69 one day event/$119 with optional Friday pre-conference
                             Groups of 5: $299 one day event/$499 with optional Friday pre-conference.
                    Members of 1st UMC, Columbus: $29 one day/$49 with optional Friday pre-conference.

Additional members can be added for groups larger than 5 for $49 one day event/$79 with optional Friday pre-conference. Please contact Julie Fricke imtparternship@gmail.com to assist with registering larger groups.  

Optional Friday Collaborative Workshop


Join us for an opportunity to hear from practitioners working collaboratively in Lithuania! Learn how their experiences creating In Mission Together 50/50 Partnerships have transformed their churches...and how you can, too!  Full Agenda

11:00 -- 12:00 p.m.         Lunch
12:00 -- 9:00 p.m.           In Mission Together 50/50 Partnership Collaborative featuring Lithuania 

Suggested Reading

 When Helping Hurts is a study of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need. Emphasizing  the poverty of both heart and society, it definces poverty as more than a simply a lack of financial  or material resources and that it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve the  problem of poverty.

 While this book exposes past and current development efforts that churches have engaged in  which unintentionally undermine the people they're trying to help, its central point is to provide  proven strategies that challenge Christians to help the poor empower themselves.

 The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience is a  guide to the theory of the Wesley class meeting, an essential element of truly Wesleyan  spirituality. This book aids in the development of a deeper discipleship. The class meeting is  made workable without losing its essential  dynmic as a gospel-based accountable community.  Author Kevin Watson has resurrected the class meeting and given it new meaning, showing its  relevance for the church today and how it may be a perfect means for church renewal.

Questions? Please contact:

Julie Fricke 
In Mission Together, Global Partnership Network 
Project Manager
(920) 403-0447