RISEM Transition Day
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Memorial UMC
176 Somerset Ave
Taunton, MA 02780

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RISEM District Transition Workshop 

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.

Date: May 19th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Memorial UMC, 176 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA  02780

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

  • To 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 through transition reports