March 2-3, 2018
Peace, Grand Island
1:00 p.m. Friday—3:00 p.m. Saturday
$35 per person (includes meal and shared lodging)
A two-day, hands-on workshop designed to encourage and equip church leaders to understand the culture of their community and find meaningful ways to engage those outside the Church.
Can you imagine a day when your congregation is fully a part of the community around it? Do you pray for a time when your members build meaningful, Christ-centered relationships with each other and those outside the church community? Are you ready to lead your church into the community to which you are being sent?
Many people today are disconnected from God and His Church, but Jesus gives His followers everything they need to be His witnesses to those in their community who most need to hear the loving message of Jesus Christ.
Bring one or more lay leaders from your congregation to be equipped and encouraged to embrace the community in which you serve and to engage the people around you with the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.
Together, we will:
- spend time in the study of God’s Word,
- hear stories from Nebraska pastors,
- receive practical training and tools that are ready to be put to use,
- prepare a plan for your congregation to engage the community, and
- learn questions to ask others to encourage them see their mission field more clearly.
There are people in every community who are hurting without the hope of Jesus Christ. The body of Christ has been given the gifts of peace, hope, and love and we have been sent to share these gifts with the world.
This workshop is a chance to step back from the everyday tasks and examine the needs of your community, the gifts of your congregation, and how God might use you to bring His peace, hope and love to a hurting community.
Participants will be given tools to help them be encouragers when they return to their congregations in order to share what they have learned and get more people involved in reaching out to the community. Circuit visitors or their representatives will also be given resources to help them encourage and share these ideas with others in their circuits who have opportunities to engage new people or start new ministries in their areas.
A sleeping room for the night of Friday, March 2, is included in the registration fee of $35 per person and reservations will be made by the District Office. All included rooms are double rooms. Single rooms are available for an extra cost.
Lodging arrangements will be made by the District Office at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 805 Allen Drive, Grand Island. Facility information may be found on the hotel’s website.
Register Online for the Equip to Engage Workshop
Registration due February 21