I’d like to invite you to a wonderful opportunity for your church. Shared Ministry is pleased to be hosting Anthony Robinson as our featured presenter for our conference this fall. Please share this with pastors, session members, Deacons and other leaders in your congregations.
This conference will be based on Anthony Robinson’s book, Changing the Conversation a third way for congregations. Each church participating in the conference will receive a copy of the book.
This book lays out ten conversations church leaders should initiate as they are looking to renew or revitalize their congregations in our ever changing world.Who should attend? A leadership team from a church of three to five members is ideal. However, a single representative is also encouraged.
Churches will be asked to complete a short questionnaire that Anthony Robinson will use in gearing his presentation to our specific needs.
BEHOLD I DO A NEW THING: THE CHURCH IN A NEW TIME
September 23-24, 2016
23rd 6:45 – 8:45 pm, 24th 8:30 am – 4:30pm
Cost: $60 – this is for an individual or a team of up to five from the same church (Shared Ministry participating churches EOP and Boise Presbytery)
Where: College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID Register today – go to Conference page for registration details.
Bringing the Pieces Together: Caring for our Saints
How can our churches better serve the aging members in our congregations and assist the loved ones who care for them?
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00pm (doors open at 9:30)
First Presbyterian Church – Baker City, Oregon 97814
Cost: $20 per person (includes lunch)
Go to Conferences for more details!!
Summer is almost here!!!
If you have not yet chosen your Vacation Bible School Materials for the year, click on the image for a a great site that has most of the 2013 themes available. Vacation Bible School is a wonderful place to reach out to the community and welcome youth into your church.
Recently, a dear friend was thrown from a horse and suffered a back injury. Praises were given that the injury was not more severe, however, she would be immobilized for a period of time. Stepping in to action, friends offered to make food for their family of four, (including two 6 ft plus teenage boys). This wonderful woman touched many lives in many circles of people. Worried she may get several meatloaf dinners on a single night, I offered to organize the meal assistance. I logged on to a website that offers a free calendar to coordinate meals for someone in need. I simply registered the families needs, including time for delivery and food preferences. They I emailed the link out to family, a co-worker, the church secretary, and club members. These individuals in turn passed on the link to other who wanted to help. When they clicked on the link, a calendar comes up allowing them to see when a meal is needed, who else is delivering a meal, and what they are taking. Thankfully, my friend is healing as she should and will not need meals delivered for much longer. Her family feels this has really been a blessing to them in their time of need.
Think about this option when there is a family or individual in your church that might benefit from some meal assistance. Click on the logo below to check out this wonderful service.
In many of our churches, we are familiar with clipboards in the back of our churches to sign up for various things: coffee hour, nursery helper, delivering meals to shut-ins. It is commonly accepted that our churches function in a large part due to our wonderful volunteers. Everyone has demanding schedules, sometimes we remember to sign up while at church, but more often we think about it when we return home and review our schedules for the week. I have found a free on-line tool to use to help organize your volunteers. This may not replace your clipboards, but it is a way for individuals to look at opportunities to serve in your church. I have used this application and found it works well. Not only can it be accessed from any computer, but the program automatically sends out e-mail reminders to those who are scheduled as well as a weekly report to the administrator. A paid version is also available, it allows for multiple administrators and a few other extras. Give it a try and see if this tool helps your volunteers sign up and remember their times more easily. Click on the image to go to the VolunteerSpot homepage.