Heartland District Training Event
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Woods Chapel UMC (Lee's Summit)
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

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Jenny Allen

Engaging in Conversations for Kingdom Good led by Amy Thompson, Conference Lay Leader
As a leader, have you ever found yourself worried about how to approach a conversation in a team setting when you know individuals have differing perspectives? Discover ways to participate in difficult conversations with individuals, ministry teams, and leadership teams. Learn how to prepare for the conversation as an individual and a team. Learn how to make it safe and encourage all to participate in the conversation. Learn how to notice your own reactions to the conversation. Learn communication skills that can facilitate a healthy conversation.

Financial Best Practices: Transparency and Budgeting led by Cindy Petrie
Givers want to support organizations that practice good stewardship, and transparency allows the church to communicate its stewardship and financial health to the congregation. In this seminar, we will discuss how to use internal controls and budgets to maintain the financial integrity of your church. You will be given best practice tips and resources to ensure the current financial health and long term sustainability of your congregation. This seminar is appropriate for board and finance committee members, as well as treasurers and bookkeepers. Cindy Petrie has over 20 years of experience with United Methodist local church finance and administration.

Pitching Tent with Working Class People led by Dr. Tex Sample and Rev. Tina Harris
The focus of this workshop is to deepen our understanding of ways to related to working class people in our communities/mission fields. Tex Sample is deepening his research on the working white poor. Tina Harris serves one of the most diverse congregations in our conference. You’ll get ideas and be challenged to pray, learn, grow, and engage your community as a faithful neighbor.

RSVP to the Heartland District Office, Jenny Allen, jallen@hcsdumc.org by Monday, February 27th. With your RSVP include how many persons are coming for each class.