September 22, 2017
Invitation to: Nebraska District Administrators and their pastor(s)
Training Site: The Rock Lutheran Church, 237 S. 3rd Street, Seward
Training Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $70.00 per person
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2017
Administrators are encouraged to attend this conference with their pastor(s) and other ministry team members.
Leaders in the ministry! Come together to grow personally and professionally. Come with your team. We have all heard that there is no I in team from a coach. I contend this. Take the four letters of team, T.E.A.M. and use is as a statement: A is Singular, one and only one. T is the symbol of the Tau, the cross of St. John, a cross of Jesus the Christ. The remaining letters spell ME. There is no I in team but there is a cross and me! God, in His wisdom, has placed us with gifts and talents and uniqueness together in relationship with Him and with others in the ministry. We are a team. “We” is the focus of ministry teams. Study together 2 Corinthians 4.
Ministry partners are brought together by our Lord and Savior. Ephesians 4:15-16: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
At the conference we will be discovering our uniqueness, listening to team ministry models, discussing our current team models, and acquiring resources for ongoing work through this ministry cycle of 2017-18.
Rick Warren talks about relationships and makes the point that we are better together. Before our conference find some time together as a team to go through the 3 video parts on, why We Need Each Other! http://pastorrick.com/series/better-together
Solomon under inspiration shared this in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Registration includes lunch and snacks. Participants will also receive a copy of John Maxwell’s book Teamwork 101, and access to Maxwell’s Training Curriculums: The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork and The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player.
Conference Schedule: Friday, September 22
|8:30 a.m.||Registration and Fellowship|
|9:00 a.m.||Opening Bible Study—Rev. Scott Bruick|
|10:15 a.m.||Team Ministry in a School—President Snow & Nick Onnen|
|11:15 a.m.||Team Ministry in Early Childhood —Andrea Way, Rev. Mike Neidow, Rev. Heath Trampe, & Rev. Ben Kaiser|
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch on site|
|1:15 p.m.||Team Ministry —Bob Ziegler|
|2:45 p.m.||StrengthsFinder—Venita Steinbauer|
|3:30 p.m.||Conclusion & District Report—Bob Ziegler|
|4:30 p.m.||Depart for Home|