Mission Leaders Network to Meet January 15
Church mission committee chairs, mission team leaders, staff with mission and outreach responsibilities and others are invited to the January 15 Mission Leaders Network Event from 10 am until 1 pm at St. Timothy UMC in Stone Mountain. This annual gathering of mission leaders will be a time of networking and sharing ideas and practices which might work for you in your setting. Winston Worrell of World Methodist Evangelism Institute will share the work of WMEI and “Bringing Home the Methodist Movement.” Rev. Dr. Judy Chung of United Methodist Global Ministries will share about the “UMC Mission and North Georgia.” Rev. Dr. Kevin Murriel will share his insight into the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how churches can better connect in our communities using King’s approaches. After each presentation we will enjoy table discussions around the topics as we push deeper into application in our ministry setting. Join us for this unique day of discussion and networking with many of our North Georgia mission leaders. You may register for lunch at https://northga-reg.brtapp.com/MissionLeadersNetworking2016
Rev. Dr. Judy Y. Chung
Associate General Secretary, Missionary Services
About the Speakers:
Rev. Judy Chung, an ordained elder of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, is currently serving as the Associate General Secretary of the Missionary Services at the General Board of Global Ministries in New York, NY, a mission agency of the United Methodist Church. In this role, Judy oversees the Missionary Services unit which includes Recruitment, Training, and Support of all Missionaries, the Young Adult Mission Service and the Mission Volunteers. Prior to her ministry at Global Ministries, Judy served as the Senior Pastor of congregations in Orange County, California and an English speaking Ministry for Korean Americans in Los Angeles. Having immigrated to the U.S. at age 11, Judy is bi-lingual and bi-cultural and is able to serve as a bridge-builder between different cultures and generations. Judy is married to David Brewer and lives in Johns Creek, GA.
Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell
Director, World Methodist Evangelism Institute
Winston O. R. Worrell serves as Director of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute (WMEI), a ministry of the World Methodist Council and Emory University, with offices at Emory University. He is an experienced lecturer, evangelist, administrator, pastor and preacher in national, international, multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multilingual settings worldwide. He has served in pastoral positions in the USA, is a clergy member of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church in the USA, is a former superintendent minister of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, and has served WMEI for two decades. Winston has served in ministries in 55 countries around the world. Worrell has organized more than 40 regional and international seminars during which time the Institute has trained almost 6,000 national and international leading pastors and church leaders in evangelism and faith-sharing ministries worldwide.
Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Murriel
Pastor, Cliftondale UMC
Kevin R. Murriel is an Elder in Full Connection in the North Georgia Conference and currently serves as senior pastor of Cliftondale United Methodist Church in College Park, Georgia. A prophetic preacher, avid reader, and social activist, Dr. Murriel’s research focuses on translating the methods of the Civil Rights Movement into a modern day strategy for social justice and racial reconciliation. His doctoral dissertation titled, Unveiling Racism: Racial Reconciliation and a Heterogeneous Model for American Christian Life, takes strategies deployed during the Mississippi Church Visit Campaign of 1964 to desegregate white churches and offers the Church universal in the 21st century a formula for racial reconciliation, hope, and progress. Dr. Murriel’s newest book, “Breaking the Color Barrier: A Vision for Church Growth through Racial Reconciliation” was named to the 2015 Hot New Releases List on Amazon and addresses the growing need for churches to model reconciliation in a racially divided society.