Clergy & Lay Leadership Development
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The charge of this committee is to identify, develop, deploy, evaluate, and monitor Christian spiritual leadership for the Desert Southwest Conference committees and at the local church.
This committee fulfills that task by exploring various perspectives, including resources that look at leadership from more than one cultural lens. Opportunities are available to anyone in the Desert Southwest Conference interested in learning through a focused discussion of mixed media leadership resources, such as books, videos, podcasts, webinars, etc.
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July 25, 2023 will be here before you know it and this event takes place in in Daytona Beach, Florida, so there's lots to consider and prepare. Start fundraising, planning, and, most importantly, praying for this awesome opportunity for your young people. Fun and...
This month’s event Leading Local Church Committees/Herding Cats presented by Mr. Daniel V. Boring, a lifelong Methodist and active member at Vista de la Montana UMC, is based on his over 50 years of hands-on experience leading both large and small Methodist church groups.
This month’s event features “Leadership In the Church: Spirituality, Work Ethic and a Love of People" on Monday, February 14 at 7:00 PM with Rev. Garry Kennedy, senior pastor Willowbrook UMC.
This month’s Clergy and Lay Leadership Development Leadership Talk features “Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety” on Monday, November 8 at 7:00 PM. The presentation will be recorded and posted to the conference website for viewing at your convenience.
Each month the Clergy & Lay Leadership Development offers a 1 1/2-hour, virtual evening conversations to provide opportunities to grow as a leader and to learn from other leaders. These Leadership Talks are recorded and available for you to watch at your convenience. Each month a new presentation will be added to for viewing
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Opportunities are available to anyone in the Desert Southwest Conference interested in learning through a focused discussion of mixed media leadership resources, such as books, videos, podcasts, webinars, etc. Leadership is explored from various perspectives, including resources that look at leadership from more than one cultural lens.
This month’s event is focused on a video by Juana Bordas, which is based on her book The Power of Latino Leadership. Rev. Antonieta Fernandes and Rev. Efrain Zavala will facilitate the discussion on September 13, 2021, at 7:00 PM.
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Webinar: Latino Leadership with Juana Bordas (video)
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