UMFA supports local churches through grants to attend Leadership Institute

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More than 100 clergy and laity from 18 churches received grants this year from the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas (UMFA) to attend the 2016 Leadership Institute, held Sept. 28-30 at Church of the Resurrection (COR) in Leawood, Kansas. COR, one of the largest United Methodist congregations in existence, holds this annual event to help enrich the ministries of sister churches from all over the U.S. and beyond.

Staff from the Arkansas Conference Center for Vitality (CFV) accompanied the grant recipients. The CFV will follow up with each of those congregations, helping them develop action plans and providing leadership coaching. In addition to these UMFA grant recipients, more than 100 other United Methodists from Arkansas attended as well, making Arkansas the most represented conference at the Leadership Institute other than the Great Plains Conference, where COR is located.

For more information on the Leadership Institute, visit http://li.cor.org.