Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, October 30th from 9:30 a.m.— 4 p.m. at Marshalltown First UMC (202 West Main Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158) For those that attend the whole event, .6 CEU’s will be awarded at the end. You must pick up your certificate before you leave.

Point of View (POV) is a curriculum designed to encourage empathy, understanding, and healthy dialogue in congregations divided over controversial subjects, specifically LGBTQ inclusion. It was developed by a team of clergy and lay people in the Florida Annual Conference, with the guidance of a company specializing in design thinking and collaboration. Its purpose is not to get everyone to agree with one another, but to fully listen to each other’s perspectives and contexts. Congregations throughout Florida are now utilizing this material in preparation for the special General Conference in 2019, and numerous Annual Conferences are now introducing this material their congregations.

The Rev. Magrey R. deVega is the Senior Pastor at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He served as pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cherokee, Iowa, in the Northwest District, from 2007-2015. He is the author of five books, including “One Faithful Promise: The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal” and “Embracing the Uncertain,” both by Abingdon Press.

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