Rev. Susan Beaumont, author of How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going and When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Large Congregations

By Michelle Morris

CouRSe Coordinator

In mid-March, the Rev. Susan Beaumont, a leading voice in resourcing church leaders, will come to Arkansas to provide tools for church leaders to manage challenges from the mundane to the extraordinary.

Any church leader who has responsibility for understanding or managing staff would benefit from the two-day Stepping Up to Supervision event. Held on March 18 and 19 at Winfield United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Beaumont will share on such topics as writing an effective job description, creating helpful accountability, and setting and evaluating goals with staff. Cost for both days is $79 and includes lunch both days as well as a copy of Beaumont’s book that she co-authored with Gil Rendle, When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Large Congregations. If you bring a group, there is a discount available for groups of four or more.

On March 17, the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas will host Beaumont in the Lusk Training Center as she shares How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going. Based on her book of the same name, Beaumont will share how to keep a clear vision and lead even in times of disorientation and uncertainty about the future. We do not need to define ourselves in such times in terms of failure or loss, even as we acknowledge that we do not always know what needs to happen next. For those who can attend onsite, registration is $50 and includes lunch and a copy of the book. If you cannot attend in person, there is an online option as well. The registration fee of $100 allows any number of participants to gather in one space and includes a discount code to order the book at a 30% reduced rate and an electronic copy of the workbook.

Beaumont is a consultant, author, and coach who served as a senior consultant for the Alban Institute for nine years before establishing her own practice. She has corporate experience in human resource management and organizational development and is an ordained American Baptist minister. She currently teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary.

To register for either event, visit bit.ly/cfmd-events. For any questions, contact Michelle Morris in the Center for Multiplying Disciples at michelle.morris@arumc.org or 501-324-8017.