RISEM District Transition Workshop led by
District Superintendent Rev. Seok Hwan Hong (May 6th and May 20th )
Changing pastors is part of the connectional life of the United Methodist Church. This workshop will support pastors and churches changing appointments this year in easing stress and making an excellent transition. Pastors and transition teams from the churches with changes in pastoral leadership this year are expected to attend this workshop.
Attendance is required at only ONE workshop, not both. Please click church name below to register.
Location 1: Bourne UMC, Bourne, Ma May 6th from 9 to 12:30
Location 2: Shepherd of the Valley UMC, Hope RI May 20th from 9 to 12:30
Who to bring: 4-8 Transition team members including current Pastor, Lay Leader, Staff Parish Relations Committee representatives, others with skills for this work. Team members should work well with others.
The work of the team *manage the time table for leaving and entering tasks. *recruit members of congregation and assign responsibilities Topics to be covered: *Managing leave-taking with grace and gratitude *Beginning new pastoral relationships with hospitality and hope. *cross cultural realities of the appointment process *The importance of Leadership: Pastor, Laity, Transition Team *Church History Night Feast *Communicating with the DS, transition reports