Ministers-Conference-2009-1

CALGARY [west]
September 29-October 1, 2009
Registration deadline: September 17
Registrar: Rev. David Panton

WESLEY ACRES [east]
October 20-22, 2009 
Registration deadline: October 5
Registrar: Wesley Acres


At General Conference in 2008, together we decided that generosity should be a core value of our movement and that we should be intentional in developing a culture of generosity through our own leadership development.

The 2009 Ministers Conference led by the National Leadership Team [NLT] and Joanne Bell will focus on “Living Generously”. Much more than a theme, living generously is our joyful and sacrificial response to what the Lord Jesus desires to see lived out among His people.

Throughout the conference you will have opportunities to gain practical insights into your personal development in the area of generosity as well as how to think about leading others to embrace the joy of being generous. There will be times of biblical reflection on questions like: “Is it possible to be missional and not generous?” “Is it possible to be generous and not missional?” You will also personally experience the tensions of being either a “HAVE” or “HAVE NOT”.


Ministers Conference Schedule

Tuesday  
1:00 pm Network meetings
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session 1: “An experience in generosity – or not”

 

Wednesday
8:30 am Worship and biblical reflection
9:30 am Session 2: “Am I a generous person?”
10:00 am Session 3: “Do I belong to a generous church?”
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Session 4: “Consumerism’s impact on the church”
12 noon
Lunch
1:00 pm Network meetings and Recreation
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm
Session 5: “Generosity Leadership: Reversing the tide of Christian consumerism”
Thursday
8:30 am Celebrating Generosity
9:00 am Workshops: To be announced
10:00 am Session 6: “What does your church budget say?”                
10:30 am Break
11:00 am
Holy Communion
11:30 am Session 7: “What now?”
12 noon Lunch