Convocation 2019

Save the Date - April 5-6, 2019

A collaboration between the Maine Conference UCC, the Maine Council of Churches, and The BTS Center

View recorded sessions of Convocation 2018 here.

At Convocation 2018 (Growing by Half: Part-time Pastor, Full-time Church), we explored how churches with part-time clergy are thriving when pastors & laity rethink roles and reimagine possibilities. But those shifts have ripple effects for the rest of the church ecosystem when they're put into practice. So how are these vital congregations rethinking or repurposing other assets - from buildings to budgets, training resources and community partnerships - in ways that provide for sustainable, impactful ministry on every level?

If your community wants to reach the next level of navigating the comprehensive organizational challenges and opportunities of part-time pastoral leadership, we believe Convocation 2019 can be a transformative experience for you and your community. Much more to come ...

Save the date: April 5 & 6, 2019. Location, title, and presenters will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned.

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  • 10/12/18 — SAVE the DATE:
    • CONVOCATION 2019
    • April 5-6
    • Theme and Location to be announced
    • In partnership with The Maine Conference UCC & the Maine Council of Churches


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