Disability and Decision: Healthcare for Georgia's Disabled
The Advocacy Team of the North Georgia Conference is sponsoring "Disability and Decision: Healthcare for Georgia’s Disabled," a half-day workshop this Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon on the topic of healthcare for those with disabilities. Presenters include Mark Crenshaw of the Bobby Dodd Institute for Interfaith Disabilities Network, Dr. Patricia Nobbie of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Alan Essig and Peter Armstrong of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. The workshop will be held at Athens First Church. For more information, contact Nancy Johnson by email or call 404.240.8207.
Worship Leadership and Planning Conference
The Interdenominational Theological Center Worship Leadership and Planning Conference is scheduled for April 11-13. The conference will center on reflection and discussion of biblical, theological and socio-cultural foundations of worship and music, as well as have workshops for practical application of these ideas. Plenary speakers include Dr. Dwight Hopkins of the University of Chicago Divinity School, Dr. James Abbington of Candler School of Theology, and Rev. Phil Jackson, author of The Hip-Hop Church. Download the registration brochure at ITC's Web site. For more information, call the office of Church Music and Worship at ITC at 404.527.7730.
Encounter of Hispanic/Latino Pastors and Leaders
A special event for Hispanic/Latino pastors and leaders will be held Saturday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center. Three workshops will be offered: Pastoral Care for Immigrants in SPANISH; Training for Sunday School Teachers in ENGLISH & SPANISH; and Encounter for YOUTH! in ENGLISH & SPANISH. Cost is $5. No child care will be provided. To register send names, church, and workshop choice by fax to 678.533.1389 or email email@example.com. For more information contact Nora Martinez at 678.533.1388 (direct) or
678.533.1449 (assistant). Registration deadline is April 6.
Emergent Church Workshop
A workshop titled “Emergent Church New Starts: Where do you begin?” featuring Linnea Nilsen Capshaw and Denise VanEck, will be held April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Center. Cost is $149 per person ($179 after April 1). For a brochure and to register online, visit the Office of Church Development Web site or contact the Office of Church Development for more information at 678.533.1384.
Boot Camp for Church Planters
BASIC Training “Boot Camp” for Church Planters, a workshop with Jim Griffith of Griffith Coaching, will be held April 17-19 at the United Methodist Center. For brochure and to register online visit the Office of Church Development Web site or contact the Office of Church Development for more information at 678.533.1384.
Training for Those Interested in Developing Ministries with Hispanic/Latinos
Spanish, English or Portuguese speaking Clergy and Lay are all invited to learn together skills to effectively reach out to their Latino neighbors. Module I: Pastor/Mentor Lay Missioner Training For Developing Hispanic /Latino Ministries will be held at Simpsonwood Conference Center May 17-19. The event will start with dinner at 5 p.m. on the 17th and end at 5 p.m. on the 19th. To register, download a form in English, Spanish or Portuguese from the Church Development Web site. For more information, email Nora C. Martinez or call 678.533.1388.