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Instituto “Darlene Garner “ / “Darlene Garner” Institute

Second Trimestrer/Segundo Trimestre 2014
Second Trimestrer/Segundo Trimestre 2014
Flyer del segundo trimestre copia final.pdf
Date Updated: 28 May 2014

Boa notícia! ¡Buenas noticias! Good News!

El Instituto “Darlene Garner “de Formación del Liderazgo Iberoamericano, es un proyecto de la Oficina para el Desarrollo del Liderato  y de la Red Iberoamericana de las Iglesias de la Comunidad Metropolitana. 

O Instituto “Darlene Garner”   de Treinamento de Liderança  Iberoamericana é um projeto do Gabinete do Desenvolvimento de Liderança e da Rede Iberoamericana das Igrejas da Comunidade Metropolitana.

The “Darlene Garner”  Institute for Ibero-American Leadership Formation  is a project of the   Office of Formation and Leadership Development and  of the Ibero-American Network.

El Instituto ofrece: un certificado de pastor laico/laica, un certificado de requerimiento mínimos conducente a la ordenación en ICM, educación continua para pastores ICM y estudios libres

O Instituto oferece um certificado de pastor leigo,  um certificado de requisito mínimo para a ordenação em ICM, a educação continuada para os pastores ICM e estudo independente.

The Institute offers a certificate of  lay pastor,  a certificate of minimum requirement for ordination in ICM, continuing education for  MCC pastors and independent study

Los idiomas del Instituto son español y portugués.  Los profesores recibirán las tareas en ambos idiomas y además intentaremos colocar las lecturas en ambos idiomas.

As línguas do Instituto são o Espanhol e Português. Os professores receberão tarefas em ambas as línguas e também  haverá leituras em ambas as línguas.

The languages of the Institute are Spanish and Portuguese. Professors will receive tasks in both languages and there will also be readings in both languages.

Si usted no está en Iberoamérica pero sirve a la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos o Canadá, el Instituto es también su recurso educativo.

Se você não estiver na Iberoamérica, mas serve a comunidade hispânica nos Estados Unidos ou no Canadá, o Instituto também é o seu recurso educacional.

If you are not in Ibero-America but serves the Hispanic community in the United States or Canada, the Institute is also your educational resource.

En este enlace encontrará la oferta completa:

Neste link você vai encontrar as ofertas acadêmicas de 2014:

In this link you will find the academic offerings of 2014:

Support the Next Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat


Support the Next Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat

From the Office of the Moderator

Dear LMR Graduates,

I was so proud, at General Conference 25 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, this year, to see so many of you participating and leading in MCC! In the last three years or so, many of you have stepped up your leadership in your local church and in the denomination — as Network leaders, leaders of MCC committees, working with our key programs, teaching, training, and serving in so many ways.

Many from the Young Adult LMR are included in that impressive list — and I saw them, very visible at Conference, recruiting for the upcoming YA LMR, 1-4 November 2013. Several of them mentioned to me that the Young Adult hospitality suite was crowded and a powerful place of connection and support for MCC’ers from all over the world.

I want us to be able to continue our “tradition” of being able to offer free room, board, and tuition to Young Adults seeking to deepen their commitment to a leadership path in MCC. Thus far, we have been able to offer a full or partial scholarship to everyone who needed it so that they only had to provide their own transportation to the retreat.

There are 18 Young Adults who will be ready to answer the call to “Be MCC!”

Can you help me help them afford to be there?

Your donations have always made the difference, every time.

Our goal is $7,260 USD.

Meanwhile, you continue to be our best recruiters, so take the time to think about who would benefit from attending a Leadership Mentoring Retreat. Encourage people to take advantage of this program. The details are already set for next year’s LMR. It will also be held at DaySpring Conference Center in Florida (USA), 20-23 January 2014.

Finally, pray for us as we plan ahead and consider how to make LMR more accessible and available to more people in the coming years as our global movement continues to attract the very best in leadership.

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson


Your Financial Donation Makes the Difference
Help me meet our goal!
Our goal is to raise $7,260 USD. Your donations will pay for lodging and meals for each Young Adult participant. Although instructors donate their time, donations also assist in costs related to LMR Faculty transportation, lodging, and meals.Take a moment now to write to me and offer your financial pledge. Although we can gladly accept your donations now, you can also pledge a donation today and then send a check to the Moderator’s Office by 1 October 2013.
MCC Moderator’s Office
3293 Fruitville Road, Suite 105
Sarasota, FL 34237


 For more information about the Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat, how to donate,
or general questions, contact Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Assistant to the Moderator.    +1 941.755.5771
Quick Links

Young Adult LMR Application

Rev. Wilson’s Facebook

MCC’s Facebook

Help Recruit

As LMR and YA LMR graduates, you are our best recruiters. Here are three ways you can get the right people to the Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat:


Talk to young adults who are ready to pursue and grow their leadership skills. Give them the link to MCC’s website ( and tell them to click on the LMR graphic. It will take them to a page filled with information about YA LMR.


Generate excitement about the retreat and post pictures from your LMR or YA LMR experiences on your Facebook page, MCC’s Facebook page or my Facebook page. If you are creative, make a 20-30 second promotional video and email me the YouTube link. We’ll select some and upload them to my Facebook page!


Although we need financial donations to make this retreat possible, your prayers are the most powerful blessing. Pray for young adults to hear their calling to this retreat. Pray for our instructors to be guided to create a relevant and spiritually rich experience.

Application for Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat

YLMR1-4 November 2013
Deadline to apply: 30 September 2013

Goals and Expectations
This retreat is designed for individuals under the age of 35 interested in serving MCC beyond the local level, as a volunteer or as a full-time vocation; as clergy or as lay leaders. The retreat will be 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 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?

If so, then maybe this retreat is for you!

If you are interested in applying to participate in this Retreat, please submit the following information, including the short answer/ brief essay below, to the Moderator’s Office: .

Please include the following information 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

Short Answer/Brief Essay

  1. Describe your history in MCC: maximum three pages double-spaced.
  2. Define or explore your sense of calling to Global MCC: maximum five pages double spaced.
  3. Explain your short term goals in leadership in MCC.
  4. Articulate your long term goals in leadership in MCC.

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 Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat. Please ask those providing references to submit letters to the Moderator’s Office by 9 September 2013. Send to .

Anticipated Location/Costs/Application Review
Applications will be evaluated and reviewed by the Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat Faculty. Only eighteen applicants will be accepted into this Retreat program.

Our expectation is that every participant will cover their travel costs. Tuition is free.

The total cost of lodging and meals is $280 for a semi-private room. In order to plan our budget, please let us know which of the following apply to you regarding the cost of room and board.

______ I can cover all of the cost of room and board and will pay $280.00.

______I will need a scholarship to cover $100 of the cost for room and board and I will pay $180.00.

______I will need a scholarship to cover half the cost of room and board and I will pay $140.00.

______I will need a scholarship to cover $200 of the cost for room and board and I will pay $80.00.

______I will need a full scholarship for the cost of room and board.

The Retreat will be held at DaySpring Conference Center in Ellenton, Florida.

Applicants should fly into the Tampa, Florida, airport no later than 1:00 p.m. EDT Friday, 1 November. The retreat ends after lunch Monday, 4 November. Please plan your departure no earlier than 3:30 p.m. EDT that day.

Deadline and Submission Format
Submit applications to the Moderator by 9 September 2013. Emailed applications are preferred at . Applications can also be mailed to the Moderator’s Office, 3293 Fruitville Road, Suite 105, Sarasota, FL 34237.