Rev. Dr. Jim Melson
returns to the MidMaine District for our next Resource Day, January 26, 2109.
MidMaine’s Transforming Ministry Mission Group, generated by Jim’s last visit, will help present and lead experiences in mission based mutual discipling groups.
Join us at Cox Memorial UMC
, 29 Middle St, Hallowell, ME. Child care will be available.
We appreciate advance notice if you will need this so that we can plan for numbers.
8:30 am Gathering and Fellowship
9:00-12:00 Morning Session in fellowship hall: Spiritual Practices as Body Building.
(includes presentation of MME Covenant Group 1: Transforming Ministry)
12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch (included in $10 registration fee)
12:30-1:30 Covenant Group experience in break out groups hosted by
1:30--2:00 PM Feedback and planning from Covenant Group experiences.
2:00-3:00 PM Extended Session:
*Adapting existing churches to Inward/Outward/Together model
*Planning new faith community starts using Inward/Outward/Together model
MidMaine’s first Mission Group has learned that, while there’s no fast track to discipleship, persistence in the journey inward/outward together as friends in Christ brings joy and generative ministry. (For more on this group’s journey, see Pastor Jen Reed’s article
featured in the Cornelius’ Corps’ newsletter and on neumc.org.) Members of this facilitating group are: John Baker Streevy, Jinwoo Chun, Jen Reed, Kathleen Decker Szakas, Myung eun Park, Kristin White, and Karen Munson.