The Elephant in the Sanctuary


The Elephant in the Sanctuary
Lay and Clergy Event--Cost is $10.00
Saturday, January 16, 2016
9:00-12:00 at The Woodlands UMC
The Texas Annual Conference is hosting a conversation for church leaders (lay and clergy) ready to strategize new ways to do church. There is little question these are challenging days for the church. Programs that always seemed to work decades ago no longer enjoy the same vitality or participation. The Saturday morning event promises to point us toward the hidden opportunities embedded in the looming challenges facing our churches.
Discover Hidden Opportunities with Ministry Incubators

  • ·   New ways of thinking about financing ministry beyond tithes, offerings, and fundraisers
  • ·   A process for prototyping an innovative idea for missional entrepreneurship
  • ·   Provocative strategies for engaging young adults as missional partners and future leaders of the church, rather than consumers of ministry programs
Experts Kenda Dean and Mark DeVries from Ministry Incubators ( will lead this interactive conversation. Long time friends and ministry collaborators, they created Ministry Incubators to help churches, groups of churches, and missional entrepreneurs imagine, invent, and innovate new expressions of the church. 

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