Upcoming Events

Reaching Missional Communities

Some nones, dones, unchurched, and dechurched people will simply never grace the doors of a church for a variety of reasons. Yet, we are still called to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ with them. Come explore how to reach new people with a “fresh expression” of faith in a missional community. During this workshop, we will explore the “why” of missional communities and some examples of the variety of missional community gatherings. We will also unpack the development stages of gathering, discipling, and multiplication of missional communities. Gather a group of both laity and clergy from your church and come explore fresh, new ways to reach new people in your community. The workshop will be presented by Rev. Rachel Gilmore. This event will be held on January 18th (10:00 am – 3:00 pm with registration at 9:30 am) at Clarkville FUMC and on January 19th (2:30 pm – 7:30 pm with registration at 2:00 pm) at St. Paul UMC Searcy. To register, please click here.

Stepping Up to Supervision

Participants in this workshop will: Develop an understanding of supervision as performance management, examine the interface between covenantal and employment relationships, understand the importance of a job description and learn how to design one, explore techniques for setting performance expectations, distinguish between the 3 types of feedback conversations: the daily check-in, the quarterly goals update and the annual performance appraisal, learn to hire right, so that managing becomes easier, practice writing performance goals, learn to deal with the chronic underperformer, and explore the process of progressive discipline, leading to termination. The workshop will be presented by Susan Beaumont. This event will be held on March 18-19, 2020 (10:00 am – 5:30 pm on the 18th and 8:30 – 4:00 pm on the 19th) at Asbury UMC in Little Rock. To register, please click here.