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IT’S TIME TO

BE BRILLIANT

Programming Catalog for Church Leaders

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AND BEING BRILLIANT REQUIRES

BOLD LEADERS!

MCC Program Offerings As of September, 2013

LAY LEADERS / YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT LEADERS

 

Leadership Mentoring Retreat

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20 – 23 January 2014DaySpring Conference CenterEllenton, FL USA
This retreat is designed for individuals serving MCC beyond the local level, as a volunteer or as a full-time vocation; as clergy or as lay leaders. The retreat is designed to include denomi­national leaders and staff and will provide registrants with an opportunity for discernment about vocation on a denominational or movement level with MCC, and to really get the BIG picture about MCC globally.Do you feel called to serve MCC beyond the local level, either as a leader, as a volunteer, or as a full-time voca­tion as clergy or lay leader? Have you wondered if you might be being called to be an Elder? Or serve as part of the MCC Global Staff? Or do you want to understand more about the relationship of local church ministry and denominational/movement goals? Do you want to help shape MCC’s future?Registration link coming soon. 

 

CLERGY LEADERS 

 

Office of Formation and Leadership Development

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Clergy and Laity Online Learning

The Office of Formation and Leadership Development offers a variety of educational opportunities for clergy and laity in online and webinar formats. We also certify for credit and continuing education units webinars and courses offered through other educational institutions.To learn more about these opportunities, use the links below:http://ofld.mccchurch.org/online-learning/http://ofld.mccchurch.org/online-learning/online-classes/http://ofld.mccchurch.org/online-learning/live-webinars/http://ofld.mccchurch.org/online-learning/on-demand-learning/http://ofld.mccchurch.org/online-learning/seminary/ 

 

CHURCH RENEWAL

 

Size Summit

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Australasia Network

14 – 15 March 2014

MCC Melbourne

Richmond, Victoria AUS

 

Europe Network

5 – 7 September 2014

Stuttgart, GER

The body of work that is called Church Size Theory is now coming to Australasia!More than half of the MCC congregations in Canada, Europe, and the U.S. have attended a Size Summit. Almost all of them have given positive feedback regarding the insights they gained about their churches and expressed real appreciation for receiving specific recommendations for next steps in their church’s development. The Summit will be led by Rev. Elder Darlene Garner and will provide every participating church with a thorough assessment and feedback. The experience is always enhanced when the Pastor, Board, Staff and ministry leaders attend together.

 

PAD Conference 2014

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15 – 17 May 2014

First MCC of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA USA

The MCC Conference for People of African Descent (PAD), our Friends, and Allies is offered primarily as a forum for people of African Descent within our local churches to connect with one another for worship, celebration, skill-building, strategizing and leadership development.The PAD Conference program offerings include intentional programming for PAD and also for people who are not of African descent (collectively referred to as “friends and allies”) so that all of us can work together on the task of building relationships of mutuality and respect with one another while simultaneously increasing the capacity of MCC to be authentically welcoming and embracing of PAD within our local churches.The PAD Conference provides the opportunity for all attendees to journey together in the creation of a truly inclusive spiritual community committed to social justice for all. Join us on this journey where we will learn to “Be the Change” we seek in the world.Click here for more information
Taskforce
29 January – 2 February, 2014Hilton of the AmericasHouston, TX  
What’s Creating Change? Only the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies. We hope to see you next year at the 26th (!) “Creating Change” at the Hilton of the Americas in Houston, TX, 29 January – 2 February, 2014. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, so trust us you won’t want to miss this one!For more information, go to http://creatingchange.org/.

  

MCC Networks 

Network Facilitators for US Churches:

Jude Litzenberger – JudeLitzenberger@MCCchurch.net 

Liz Bisordi – LizBisordi@MCCchurch.net 

Network Facilitator for all Other Churches:

Rev. Elder Darlene Garner – RevDarleneGarner@MCCchurch.net  

Network

Network Leader

East Florida

Elizabeth Jensen-Forbell

West Florida

Richard Henry

North Central United States

Rev, Elder Rachelle Brown

Texas / New Mexico

Velma Garcia

Kelly Burke

Pacific Northwest

Eli Higdon

Heartland

Position Vacant

Georgia /Tennessee /Alabama

Tessie Mandeville

Northeast

Roy Moechel

Alex Alexander

Laura Dalton

California/Nevada/Arizona

Jude Litzenberger

Sharon Henry

South Gulf Coast

Keith Mozingo

Adam Lopez

Carolinas

Brendan Boone

Central US East

Susan Deitrick

David Zier

Eastern US

Cathy Alexander

Canada

Paul Whiting

Australasia Network

Gavin Ward

Brazil Network

Cristiano Valerio

Iberoamerica/Caribbean Network

Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez

Europe Network

Jochen Gewecke

Asia / Pacific Islands Network

Stedney Phillips

Africa Network

Sharon Cox Ludwig

 

Upcoming Network Gatherings

Name  Date  Venue
Hispanic Network Gathering21-22 February 2014Resurrection MCC Houston, TX USA
Southwestern US Network Gathering21-22 February 2014Valley Ministries MCC Stockton, CA USA
East and West Florida Networks Gathering28-29 March 2014Church of the Trinity Sarasota, FL USA
Heartland Network Gathering2-3 May 2014Spirit of Hope MCC Kansas City, MO USA
Northeast Network Gathering2-3 May 2014MCC Hartford Hartford, CT USA
Canada Network Gathering3-4 October 2014MCC Toronto Toronto, ONT CAN

 

Connections for All Leaders

 

 HELPFUL LINKS
Denomination Websitehttp://mccchurch.org/
General Conference XXVhttp://believe.mccchurch.org/
Formation and Leadership Developmenthttp://ofld.mccchurch.org/
Local Church Resourceshttp://mccchurch.org/resources/local-church-resources/
Summit Resourceshttp://mccchurch.org/resources/church-summit-resources/
Theological Resourceshttp://mccchurch.org/resources/mcc-theologies/
Transgender Ministrieshttp://mccchurch.org/ministries/transgender/
Clergy Resourceshttp://ofld.mccchurch.org
CLMhttp://mccchurch.org/resources/creating-a-life-that-matters/
Board of Director’s Handbookhttp://mccchurch.org/resources/local-church-resources/
Donate to MCChttp://mccchurch.org/how-we-work/give-to-mcc/
Governing Boardhttp://governingboard.mccchurch.org/

 

Senior Leadership Team and Support Staff

 

OFFICE OF MODERATOR Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson RevNancyWilson@MCCchurch.net

Confidential Assistant:

Linda Brenner-BecksteadLindaBrennerBeckstead@MCCchurch.net 

Executive Assistant & Program Support – OFLD, Moderator’s Dev. Team & Fund Dev.:

Marina LawsMarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net 

Eastern European Coordinator:

Florin BuhuceanuFlorinBuhuceanu@MCCchurch.net 

Africa Development Worker:

Sharon Cox LudwigSharonCox@MCCchurch.net 
OFFICE OF EMERGING MINISTRIESRev. Elder Darlene Garner RevDarleneGarner@MCCchurch.net 

Associate Director:

Rev. Elder Hector GutierrezHectorGutierrez@MCCchurch.net 

Confidential Assistant:

Shannon YoungShannonYoung@MCCchurch.net 

Curriculum Specialist:

Vickey GibbsVickeyGibbs@MCCchurch.net 

Program Assistant / Transgender Ministries:

Angel CollieAngelCollie@MCCchurch.net 

Brazil Development:

Cristiano ValerioPr.Cristiano@Uol.com.br 
OFFICE OF CHURCH LIFE AND HEALTHRev. Tony Freeman RevTonyFreeman@MCCchurch.net 

Confidential Assistant:

Kay HaleKayHale@MCCchurch.net 

Church Life Specialist:

Rev. Stedney PhillipsRevStedneyPhillips@MCCchurch.net 

Resource Specialist for Church Development:

Rev. Elder Arlene AckermanRevArleneAckerman@MCCchurch.net 
OFFICE OF OPERATIONSBarb Crabtree BarbaraCrabtree@MCCchurch.net 

Accounting Manager:

Tammy ErwinTammyErwin@MCCchurch.net 

Administrator Board of Pensions:

BOP@MCCchurch.net 

Program Support / Data Analyst / Website:

Chris BakerChrisBaker@MCCchurch.net 

Communications Support:

Jason O’NeillJasonOneill@MCCchurch.net 

Director of Global Community Building:

Jennifer JusticeJenniferJustice@MCCchurch.net 

Director of Global Community Building:

Carlos ChavezCarlosChavez@MCCchurch.net 
OFFICE OF FORMATION AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENTRev. Dr. Mona West RevMonaWest@mccchurch.net 

Associate Director of OFLD:

Rev. Dr. Kharma AmosRevKharmaAmos@MCCchurch.net 

Executive Assistant & Program Support – OFLD, Moderator’s Dev. Team & Fund Dev.:

Marina LawsMarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net