When

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen
270 Woodbridge Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840


 
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Ilene Black
Presbytery of New Brunswick
609-882-9521
iblackpnb@gmail.com
 

Equipping the Saints: Training, Connection and Inspiration

Saturday, February 2, 2019

9:00AM - 3PM

First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen

270 Woodbridge Avenue,

Metuchen, NJ 08840

Registration opens at 8:00am

Cost for registrations, which includes lunch, is $15.00.  

Workshops for deacons, elders, clerks, treasurers and youth leaders begin at 9:00am

 The heart of the day: worship at 11:00am – 12:00-12:30 discussion & 12:30-1:30 lunch follow

Afternoon breakout sessions from 1:30 - 3PM allow participants to explore topics that excite their own passions in ministry (Choose one from the list below):

1)  DISCOVERING PLENTY IN YOU:  FINDING YOUR PURPOSE

Sometimes it may feel like our plates are too full; the variety of delicious choices in which we can invest our time, talents and treasure are overwhelming. What have you been uniquely gifted, qualified and called to do?  Join us for a lively discussion about discovering your own unique purpose. We’ll talk about Richard Leider’s Purpose Formula ..........G + P + V = C. Gifts + Passions + Values = Calling

Discussion leaders are Terry Chapman and Merideth Mueller

2) THE IMPORTANCE OF RETREATING IN CREATING ABUNDANCE - led by Elise Bates-Russell

3)  BEST PRACTICES - WHAT'S WORKING FOR YOUR CHURCH? - led by Jeremy Campbell, Stated Clerk of Elizabeth Presbytery

4) DISCOVERING ABUNDANCE IN CURRENT ISSUES

5) DISCOVERING ABUNDANCE IN THE MOVEMENT OF TRANSITION - led by Rev. Jum Huang, Taiwanese American Fellowship Presbyterian Church

6) HOW GREEN IS YOUR FAITH? -- ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND YOUR DISCIPLESHIP - led by Rev. Molly Dykstra, Transitional Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church

How is your faith related to care for and protection of the environment?  The latest research shows that the need is urgent and immediate. We'll gather to ask our questions and discuss what we can do in our personal lives, our congregations and beyond.

7) REDISCOVERING CONFIRMATION - led by Jamie Staehle, DCE, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

8)  STEWARDSHIP & THE GENERATIONS - The Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation serving the Northeast, will be leading this effort.

This workshop will explore the work of the Rev. Dr. Karl Travis on generational theory and stewardship.  From formative experiences of money, common experiences of stewardship, understanding of money, financial realities, motivators of generosity, and trust of the institution, workshop participants will depart with ideas on how to effective communicate with the various generations to encourage generosity across the board.  

9) INFORMAL CONVERSATIONS

 

 

   

 

 

 

Visit the website for a full schedule of events : equipping-the-saints.org 

  

Sponsored by Elizabeth, Monmouth and New Brunswick Presbyteries