John Wesley’s words as he was sending preachers off to the new colonies was to “offer Christ.” That is the heart of our mission—to offer Christ through our hospitality and worship so we can connect people to Christ and the church, and they develop the desire to become disciples. And yet what’s often missing is an intentional and holistic discipleship process.
Discipleship is more than a small group or a Sunday School class. It is everything we do as a church, and it starts with our first encounter with people. We are always presenting Christ in our words, actions, activities, facilities. Everything carries a message.
Several breakthrough workshops are offered each year to provide tools and action steps for reaching people and creating disciples in today's culture. What attendees take away from these workshops are practical tools, a renewed commitment, and an action plan that leads to more people who discover the life-changing love of God.
If there's a particular topic you'd like to suggest for a breakthrough workshop, email Director of Ministries Cindy Gregorson.
The two remaining breakthrough workshops offered in 2016-2017 are:
Ministry for the Second Mile: Ministry with Millennials, Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Arlington Hills UMC, Maplewood
Communications for local churches, coming soon
Workshops will be live streamed so that more of your congregation can participate.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church