Mission Connection Team Meeting - Saturday June 2nd


The Mission Connection Leadership Team Team of the Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church will be hosting a Mission Connection Team Meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at Williamson's Chapel UMC in Mooresville. Lunch will be provided.

Mission Connection Teams are being formed for collaboration and resource sharing. The missional call in the hearts and churches of the Western North Carolina Conference is strong. Many individuals and churches serve in a myriad of ways around the world.

Mission Connection Teams will gather as many individuals and church teams as possible to share what has been learned while being involved in a country or state. Through collaboration, we can increase impact and discerning of how God would have us make a transformational impact to move our mission involvement with ministries and churches to a place of sustainable partnership.

Who should attend? Domestic and international mission trip leaders and members, missional pastors and directors, local church mission and outreach leaders and committee members. Someone should represent your church within each individual country/state mission connection groups.


9:30 am      Registration Check-in

10:00 am    Casting the Vision for Mission Engagement and Mission Connection Teams
                   Caroline Wood, Director of Missional Engagement & Connection Ministries, Western North Carolina Conference UMC
                   Brian Mateer, Chair, Mission Engagement Team, Western North Carolina Conference UMC

11:30 am    Break

11:45 am    Lunch: Get acquainted with others in your country/state Mission Connection

12:30 pm    Focused Discussion with country/state Mission Connections

1:30 pm      Summary and Next Steps

2:00 pm      Adjourn


Registration is $10 per person. Registration deadline is May 28, 2018.

Please contact Carol Bateman at (704) 714-2339 or cbateman@wnccumc.org if you have any questions.

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