Applications are Now Being Accepted for the 2011 Leadership Mentoring Retreat
Dear Clergy and Laity in MCC:
I am very excited to invite you to apply to attend the second MCC Leadership Mentoring Retreat in January of 2011.
We are dedicated to inspiring, calling forth and training global leaders for the future of MCC.
Help us as we make room for a new generation of emerging leadership in MCC by taking a moment to check out the description and application process. See if this is something you know is yours to do, or if you know someone for whom the program is designed and submit your application or encourage someone else to apply.
Goals and Expectations
This retreat is designed for individuals interested in serving MCC beyond the local level, as a volunteer or as a fulltime 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.
Do you feel called to serve MCC beyond the local level, either as a volunteer or as a fulltime 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?
If so, then maybe this retreat is for you.
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 a period of time to help you be accountable for your plan.
The retreat will be held at DaySpring Conference Center in Ellenton, Florida. Applicants may plan to arrive either at the Sarasota airport and transportation to Ellenton will be arranged, or at the Tampa airport from which applicants may rent a car to drive to Ellenton. Participants are expected to cover their travel, room and board costs. Some small amount may be available for scholarships if needed. Costs for food and lodging are $90 per night for a semi private room or $126 per night for a private room (count on 4 nights at DaySpring. The retreat will be January 17-21, 2011).
How Do I Apply?
If you are interested in applying to participate in this retreat, please click here to complete the online application.