Deadline to apply: 6 December 2013
Goals and Expectations
Do you feel called to change the world through serving MCC beyond the local level, either as a volunteer or as a full-time vocation as clergy or lay leader? Have you wondered if you might be called to be a member of our Governing Board or an Elder or to serve as part of the MCC Global Staff? Do you think about serving as a volunteer with our MCC Movement? Or do you want to understand more about the relationship of local church ministry and denominational/movement goals?
Are you a lay person or clergy who wants to help shape MCC’s future? Are you yearning for a few days away to better discover your ministry leadership gifts and calling? Are you ready to put into place plans for your own leadership and personal growth with a small group of like-minded MCCers from around the world?
If so, then this retreat is for you!
This retreat is designed for individuals interested in serving MCC beyond the local level. The faculty includes denominational leaders and staff who will provide registrants with an opportunity for discernment about improving leadership skills in an MCC global context.
This program also includes a small group experience in which you will participate with colleagues and faculty in a “circle of trust” as you design your own plan for improving your leadership skills and abilities. The expectation is that you will develop a plan and that you will meet with your circle on a regular basis, as the group agrees, after the retreat, for at least a year to encourage accountability for your plan.
If you are interested in applying to participate in the Leadership Mentoring Retreat, please submit the following information to the Moderator’s Office: RevNancyWilson@MCCchurch.net.
Please include the data below in your application:
- Name, Address,
- Email Address, Phone Number
- Gender Identity, Age
- MCC church of which you are a member
- Senior Pastor’s name and email address
Additionally, please respond to the following statements:
- Describe your history in MCC: maximum three pages double-spaced.
- Define or explore your sense of calling to Global MCC: maximum three pages double spaced.
Select two individuals to serve as references and ask each person to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf attesting to your qualifications to be selected to the Leadership Mentoring Retreat. Please ask those providing references to submit letters to the Moderator’s Office by 6 December 2013. Send to RevNancyWilson@MCCchurch.net.
Anticipated Location/Costs/Application Review
Applications will be evaluated and reviewed by the Leadership Mentoring Retreat Faculty. Only eighteen applicants will be accepted into this Retreat program.
Participants are expected to cover their travel costs and registration fee of $398 USD, which includes four days and three nights lodging, meals, in addition to tuition. An additional night would be available at $126 USD with advance notice to reserve the room. The retreat will be held at DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center in Parrish, Florida.
If you need scholarship support for lodging, meals, and tuition, review the options below and list one of them on your application. Scholarship opportunities are very limited.
______I will need a scholarship to cover $100 of the cost to attend the retreat; I will pay $298 USD.
______I will need a scholarship to cover half the cost of the retreat; I will pay $199 USD.
______I will need a scholarship for the cost of room and board; I will pay for tuition: $128.
______I will need a full scholarship: $398.
Applicants should arrive either at the Sarasota or Tampa airports and may rent a car or carpool to the conference center.
Applicants should arrive in time for the 3:00 p.m. start on Monday, 20 January 2014, and can depart for the airport after lunch on Thursday, 23 January 2014.
Please submit applications to the Moderator at RevNancyWilson@MCCchurch.net by 6 December 2013.
Emailed applications are preferred. Applications can also be mailed to Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, Moderator’s Office, 3293 Fruitville Road, Suite 105, Sarasota, FL 34237.