Connectional Ministries

Seeking travelers to Russia and Portugal

Bridges, the North Georgia Conference mission partnership emphasis, offers two upcoming mission exploration opportunities.  Bridges will make its first trip to Moscow (September 24-October 1, 2012) to meet and discuss future plans for a formal partnership between the North Georgia Conference and the United Methodist Church of Eurasia. The second Bridges opportunity will take travelers from Atlanta to Lisbon and Porta (October 10-16, 2012) to establish a mission partnership between the North ...

10-Fold -- the ten-day online mission event -- starts Oct 10

From October 10 through 19, there will be a 10-day online event that will mobilize passionate people to stand up and be counted for causes they believe in, called 10-Fold. Each day will feature a different United Methodist ministry supported by Global Ministries and UMCOR. Visit daily and register your interest. With one click, you can trigger a $1 donation each day of 10-Fold, up $10,000 for each project. This effort is of no cost to you, donations to these worthy projects are ...

Glisson launches 'First Camper' program

For more than 86 years Glisson has partnered with North Georgia churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This year, Glisson is reaching out to churches the camp hasn't had a relationship with lately by launching the "First Camper" program. Through "First Camper," Camp Glisson is offering $350 to any United Methodist Church in the North Georgia Conference that hasn't had a Glisson camper since 2005 or earlier. It may be used this summer toward camp for ...

Thompson, who heard his call at early age, now serves in Panama

By Alice M. Smith   The Rev. Rhett Thompson knew from his teenage years that God was calling him to be a missionary and was guiding every step along the way.   At first Thompson thought his calling was to medical missions, but as a student at Davidson College he felt God leading him into the pastoral ministry. He enrolled at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and embarked on a Georgia connection that has supported him during 25 years of service in the Republic of Panama through the ...

Time to register for the IN Conference

By PHIL SCHROEDER Fantastic workshops and outstanding speakers—that’s what you will find at the IN Conference at Dunwoody UMC, Sept. 14-16. We have some of the finest experts in the country presenting workshops and keynote speeches.   The IN Conference is a nationwide training event for church leaders, staff, lay leaders and more, covering the essentials of church management programing and church health. Churches of all sizes will come away with new ideas, practical application and ...

Campolo to speak at Beyond These Walls

Organizers of Beyond These Walls 2010 Mission Conference, planned for Oct. 7-9 at McEachern Memorial UMC in Powder Springs, want to help you transform your congregation and equip members for life-transforming ministry.      “Best of the best” missions teaching and training will help you and your leadership mobilize, revitalize, and equip your congregation members so that they can fulfill their divine calling – making disciples of all the nations.       Keynote speakers will be Dr. Tony ...

Level Creek re-visioning leads to transformation

When 110 people made the sanctuary feel comfortably full, consistently having 135 prompted the Level Creek United Methodist Church to call Connectional Ministries to guide them through a Re-Visioning Process.     In two visioning sessions with Connectional Ministries, Level Creek leadership was able to determine not only where they were, but also where God was leading the church. Together they brainstormed ideas about how to improve hospitality, increase ministry to people outside the church, ...

The Generosity Summit event: a conference-wide focus on stewardship

Are you looking for practical advice on how to approach stewardship in your congregation? Would you like fresh ideas for encouraging people to be more generous? Or do you need more boldness in asking for financial gifts for the work of your church?   Come to the Generosity Summit at Peachtree Road UMC on Sept. 11. This conference-wide focus on stewardship will include dynamic success stories and in-depth workshops on stewardship campaigns, capital campaigns, financial management, faith ...

Marketing Your Church: A Communications Seminar

April 13 | 9am | Norcross First UMC This event is a special follow-up to the recent Reinhardt Ministerial Association Communication Seminar.  The morning seminar for this event, entitled marketing your church, will be presented by North Georgia Conference Connectional Ministry Associate Director, Phil Schroeder.  During the afternoon, participants may choose from one of three sessions: evangelism; social media; or local church communication tips. Sybil Davidson and Dave Schroeder will be ...

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