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October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

| $10

Quakertown UMC

A Leadership Training Adventure

Theme: Leading with Courage: Building Effective Teams

$10 cost includes breakfast and lunch.

Designed for leaders at all levels, including congregations, mission links, districts, and the conference.

** Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 AM

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Led by the Rev. Jacqui King,
Director of U.S. Connectional Relationships
United Methodist Discipleship Ministries

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui King is an Elder of The United Methodist Church, ordained in the Texas Annual Conference. She is known as a pioneer in connecting technology and faith community-building after launching an online church experience innovation in 2007. She serves as the Director of U.S. Connectional Relationships at United Methodist Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, where she equips leaders around the connection to lead effectively. Dr. King develops collaborative partnerships between Discipleship Ministries and U.S. Annual Conference board and district leadership teams. Focusing on building intentional discipleship systems and community engagement, she believes that education can create avenues for all to become empowered to live into their ministry callings from the Lord.

Rev. Dr. Jacqui T. King Director, U.S. Connectional Relationships Discipleship Ministries | The United Methodist Church www.UMCdiscipleship.org / (877) 899-2780 EXT. 7295 / email: jking@umcdiscipleship.org

Key Questions:  “Why now, God?” we ask.  “Why and how do you need my gifts to lead your church nowHow are we building and leading ministry teams that are connecting mission and community together?  How is God opening our hearts to reach new people today?

These questions are at the core of this 2019 leadership equipping event. It is designed to help Eastern PA Conference leaders at all levels, including congregation, mission link, district and conferencewide. It is focused on our conference vision to be “United in Christ, Committed to Transformation.”

God is calling us to mature in our faith and to inhabit the land, which has been promised to us through our ancestors!  God is calling leaders of all generations to be strong, courageous and encouraged!  Some are passionate about community issues, accessibility, justice, outreach and mission. Others are committed to fostering evangelism, stewardship, healing and wholeness.  Leading with courage takes knowledge, boldness and grace.

Our theme is “Leading with Courage:  Building Effective Teams.” We will focus on three guiding scriptures:

  • Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Micah 6:8  “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • Psalm 78:4  We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
    All scriptures in New International Version (NIV).

We will work together to develop leadership practices to live courageously in our personal and connectional journeys.

Guiding Questions:

  1. How have we sought God on our leadership development journeys?  We are calling leaders to serve together in congregations, districts and annual conference boards and committees. That takes time, prayer and willingness to implement new ideas.  What must we be willing to learn together to create common ground for leading strong?
  2. Why do we serve?  As we are building new practices, what leadership and community engagement practices do we need strengthen to live out God’s mission in our congregations and communities?
  3. Change is here!  Leaders need to be responsive in positive ways.  How is God calling our communities and our leaders to be responsive to change in order to achieve our mission?
  4. Communicating change:  What is your preferred form of communication?  How do you connect across generations?  How are you building community in ways that are multi-generational and inter-generational?
  5. Discern. Discover. Develop. Live it! What are your leadership practices that must adapt to expand your teams for more effectiveness? How can you reach new people and also better serve current constituents, as you connect with critical community needs?
  6. Multi-generational communities surround us.  How are we leading?  How are our teams adaptive to new needs and practices to live more effectively in dynamic environments?
  7. Leadership tools:  How is your community’s rhythm changing and impacting the effectiveness of your teams?


  1. Current leaders of congregational, district and conference teams
  2. Persons who dream of starting new team-based ministries


  • Interactive and narrative
  • Teaching to generate ideas, strategic thinking, resources and takeaways for team implementation
  • Follow-up and engagement tools

Obstacles / Challenges:  Declare your freedom from living in fear and being stuck in unforgiveness!


October 5, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Quakertown UMC
1875 Freier Road
Quakertown, PA 18951 United States

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