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.
Linda@MCCchurch.net +1 941.755.5771
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 (MCCchurch.org) 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.
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:
Short Answer/Brief Essay
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.