Imagine walking into a room of experts of various kinds — fundraisers, generosity, membership, faith formation, staff finance, church planting, multi-site, and more, and you have access to them for a whole three hours.
#330 Emerging Ministries Lab
Friday, 6/26/2015 3:00:00 PM — 6:00:00 PM
OCC – Portland Ballroom 256-257
This is how the lab works… As a leader, or group of leaders, you come through the door and a guide greets up and then escorts you through the 3 parts:
- Part 1. Setting an Intention. A table of tea lights with the invitation for you to name your group’s forming purpose and your intention for the Emerging Ministries Lab.
- Part 2. Held and Witnessed by Experts. Your guide will walk with you to whatever table of experts you’d like to access. We’ll have people from outreach (websites, social media and such), church finance, law, membership professionals, LREDA, UUMA entrepreneurs, and more.) It may be that you simply want to sit with a guide at an empty table and tell them your story and receive wondering, going deeper questions. That’s totally fine, too!
- Part 3. Adding a Prayer to the Circle. A big hoop loom with strips of paper will invite you to write “What unique way is your group going to change the world?” on one side and “What do you need to make this happen?” on the other side. You may then weave your prayer into the loom.
What questions will you bring? We look forward to being part of your Emerging Ministries convoy.
This Emerging Ministries Lab sounds amazing – so sorry I won’t be at GA this year. Any chance that you’re repeating this on the east coast at sometime in the coming year? Nancy at UUSE Manchester CT
If it it well received we’ll tweak it and replicate it at the next General Assembly in Columbus, OH.