Cost: FREE (lunch included) Who: Youth and Children's Ministry Leaders, Youth Ministry Volunteers, Parents, Educators, and Pastors When: July 21 Where: Oxford University United Methodist Church CEU's for Clergy: 1/2 Teen dating violence is common - much more common than most caring adults realize. It affects millions of US teenagers every year, and yet many churches have not yet been equipped to address this crisis. That is why the Center for Ministry and Faith in Women have partnered together to introduce church leaders to Safe Dates. Safe Dates is an evidence-based curriculum designed to help youth recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and abusive, manipulative ones.
Facilitated by the Rev. Dawn Flowers, senior pastor of Parkway Hills United Methodist Church, this educational event will prepare faith leaders to engage teenagers around subjects like defining caring relationships, respecting our own and others' bodies, understanding abuse, helping friends, communicating well, and addressing their anger effectively. The Center for Ministry and Faith in Women have partnered to not only introduce lay and clergy faith leaders to this curriculum, but also to enhance it with additional faith-based components developed by Rev. Elizabeth Henry, Pastor to Children and Families at Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS.
“Transformation happens when we take what we learn, consider it in our own context, identify what needs to happen, and put in place specific action steps to achieve the vision.”
The Academy of Artful Leadership brings together gifted leaders who are steering congregational change. We provide a series of facilitated peer conversations around major themes in ministry, followed by individual coaching. The outcome is greater clarity and calculated movement toward transformation within a congregation. The Academy utilizes a “coach approach” process in which the coach helps to mine the collective expertise and internal wisdom of participants, rather than relying on instruction from a teacher or prescriptions from a consultant.
This “coach approach” process helps gifted leaders discern the God-sized things that need to happen, develop a plan to get there and celebrate with them when they do.
What’s included? • Eight monthly 90-minute group sessions designed to spark dynamic conversation around key themes in ministry including Spiritual and Adaptive Leadership, Enhancing Small Group Ministry, Increasing Vitality in Worship and more • Six individual one-on-one coaching sessions with a trained coach, focusing on challenges and opportunities in ministry.
When: Thursdays once a month, October 2018 through May 2019 (2 sessions in person, 6 sessions virtually) Cost: $970 (Payment plans available upon request.) CEU’s: 2 full credits for completion
Meet your Coach: Rev. Dr. Vicki Loflin Johnson served the Mississippi Conference for 30 years in a wide variety of settings including Superintendent of the East Jackson District. In the “coach approach” process, she has found a natural fit and dynamic next step for her long-time passion of partnering with individuals and groups for discernment, decision, and action.
Vicki has been coaching pastors and laity since 2015 including two groups of new district superintendents and directors of connectional ministry. She is also trained as an interim ministry specialist, spiritual director, yoga instructor, and, most recently, associate coach trainer with CAST. A devoted life-long learner and teacher, Vicki delights in the way the coaching process unleashes deeply creative and authentic transformation for church leaders. She has special interest in the art of self-care for the gifted leader’s body, mind, and spirit.
The Business Advantage Program for Professionals is a certificate course designed to give working professionals an exciting and comprehensive exposure to the most essential business topics. Participants will explore key topics in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Management, and Strategy.
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Mailing Address: Box 150041, Millsaps College 1701 N. State Street Jackson, MS 39210