Ministry Lab reCONNECTion Summer Tour
Friday, July 14, 2023

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First Congregational United Church of Christ
150 Stadium Court
Mankato, MN 56001

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Rev. Emily Meyer

UMC, UCC, and PC(USA) congregations throughout Minnesota are already members of The Ministry Lab, yet many do not know it or avail themselves of the numerous and diverse resources and other opportunities available to them. Other congregations are welcome as subscription members with the same benefits.

Spend a day exploring how your existing membership in The Ministry Lab can support you in all areas of ministry through resource curation and/or creation, one-on-one consultation, contemplative practice facilitation, and more.

We’re especially excited to introduce the Innovation Culture Index and the Minnesota Innovation Lab Cohort. Cohort applications are due June 1 – before we get to many of you – so email us now for details. Or, learn about the Index when we get to your neck of the woods!

From big-picture innovations about how to ‘do church’ more intentionally to details of curricula, worship and sermon prep, and specific community opportunities, we’ve got ideas, resources, encouragement, and experience – and a network of other leaders with similar questions and exciting innovations. Let us introduce you to it all with events in three areas:

May 24: Twin Cities
June 24: Glenwood Area
July 14: Mankato Area

10:00 – Morning Worship
10:30 – Intro to The Ministry Lab – a guided tour through our catalogues, resources, website, and offerings
11:30 – Q&A Survey: Let us know how we can better support you
12:00 – Lunch is on us!!
12:45 – Contemplative Practice (discover our labyrinth – where possible – and/or singing bowl!!)
1:15 – Intro to the Innovation Culture Index and Innovation Lab Cohorts
1:45 – ICI & Cohort Q&A
2:00 – Break
2:15 – Creative Exploration: Art Projects to Stimulate Imagination and Innovation
2:45 – Group Consultation – Bring your ideas and let’s see where the Spirit leads!
3:15 – Closing Discussion & Ritual
4:00 – Sending

Cost: FREE

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058