The Southeast Conference will host three cohorts in 2019. Each SEC church is invited to participate in one or all of these learning experiences. Keep checking back for more details on each learning experience.
Each church in the Southeast Conference is invited to participate in this vitality cohort where we will explore how our shared mission requires shared models and shared methods in our shared ministry of serving together. Each church who participates in this cohort will gather a team from their church to implement proven strategies in their local context that strengthens the vitality of their mission and ministry. Those who join this cohort will be required to make three face-to-face cohort facilitated meetings and then complete ministry assignments designed for and implemented in your local contexts. Each team will select and implement their own project. Keep checking here for additional information. The launch date for the Vitality Cohort will be Friday, August 9th - Saturday, August 10th in Atlanta, GA. The deadline to register for this cohort is Friday, July 26, 2019.
We believe each church in the Southeast Conference desires to help those who are hurting and to make what is wrong in our communities right. This means our churches needs to be places of understanding and truth-telling. We are called to lead ministries of healing, rebuilding and restoration. Justice is more than standing against what is wrong. It is also about making sure things are right. Each church who participates in this cohort will gather a team from their church to implement proven strategies around an injustice in their local context .Those who become members of this cohort will participate in three face-to-face cohort facilitated meetings and then complete ministry assignments that are to be designed for and implemented in your local contexts. Each team will select and implement their own project. Keep checking here for additional information.
Financial Leadership Cohort
We believe each church in the Southeast Conference desires to be generous in their giving to the ministries of their local church. So knowing that the world has changed, and these shifts are influencing how Christians give is worth exploring. Old models, assumptions, and expectations about how to nurture generosity are having diminished impact and new forms have emerged. The good news is that giving to churches and faith-based ministries is by far the largest slice of charitable giving in the United States. People of faith give. The challenging news is that the percentage of giving to the local church is decreasing. It is not that people aren’t giving; it is that Christians are giving differently. Congregational leadership teams of churches will meet three times to explore themes of faith and finance relevant for their contexts. Between gatherings, each church leadership team will work on church-specific projects. Keep checking here for additional information.