All are invited to join our wider diocesan communities at one of three upcoming Leadership Days!
These days will include time of study and reflection with our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., around our common grounding in the Baptismal Covenant. The day will also include opportunities for conversation around affinity groups, such as the Academy for Vocational Leadership, stewardship, and christian formation, as well as workshops around several ministry topics that are listed below.
Each Leadership Day will take place from 10-3:00pm, with doors opening at 9:30am. Please read below for more details.
DATES & LOCATIONS
St. Luke’s, Kalamazoo
St. David’s, Lansing
Gaylord First United Methodist
Canons Bill Spaid and Mike Spencer will offer an overview of Episcopal polity – How are we organized and why? How do our various bodies relate to one another from the local parish to the wider Anglican Communion?
Let’s talk about Jesus! Members of the Evangelism Taskforce will offer a practical approach to invitation and sharing of the Good News through an Episcopal lens, using and identifying resources from the Episcopal Church and the #MIFaithStory project.
Gospel Based Discipleship
How does scripture inform who we are as Christians, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going? What does the Good News have to say to us in this time and in this place? Bishop Hougland will explore different ways of engaging and examining Holy Scripture.
Parish Financial Administration 101
The financial staff of Eastern and Western Michigan will explore the basics of finance and administration for the local parish, including accounting, reporting, audits, and related resources.
All four workshops will be repeated over two workshop sessions each Leadership Day. Some facilitators may shift, depending on the date and location.
The cost to attend is $10/person, which helps us cover event costs across the three Leadership Days.
Registration may be completed as an individual or in a block from a congregation. Please register at least one week ahead of the event.