THE RACE TO REACH OUT
This exciting seminar, designed and led by Doug Anderson, will help pastors and lay teams understand the unique and important ministry of hospitality and assimilation of newcomers to help them experience a life transforming encounter with Jesus Christ
- The insights from this seminar help participants to develop an effective process of assimilation and discipling by focusing on helping newcomers to belong to the church and to Christ – not primarily on membership as the goal. Using the analogy of a relay race to describe this exciting ministry, the goal is assimilation - and membership is the “victory lap”!
- The seminar guides participants in developing a consistent and effective assimilation process of newcomers that starts with attracting newcomers; moves to hospitality when they arrive; identifying them as newcomers for follow up; responding to them quickly; making a listening visit to hear their needs, interests, talents, and gifts; inviting them to a place to participate and belong, based on the listening; and then inviting to membership after they are assimilated and discipled.
- Participants will learn practical skills, strategies, and models to be equipped for this essential ministry of connecting people to the church and to Christ in the race to reach out!
Bring a team of several persons because this ministry takes a dedicated, motivated team to do it well.
Choose any day or location: Each event is 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost is $10 per person or $50 per church for unlimited attendees. Lunch and materials included.
Monday, May 6, 2013 Aldersgate UMC, Abilene, 1741 Sayles Blvd, Abilene, TX 79605-6031
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 St. Mark’s UMC, Midland, 1701 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701-2322
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Oakwood UMC, Lubbock, 2215 58th St, Lubbock, TX 79412-2627
Thursday, May 9, 2013 Westover Fellowship UMC, Amarillo, 8501 S Coulter St, Amarillo, TX 79119-7378
For the Registrations in PDF format, please click RPF 2013 Registration Froms
Childcare will not be available at any of the locations.