This annual gathering, which alternates between a "day apart" and a multi-day retreat, is an opportunity to celebrate the connection of elders and pastors in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The 2017 Elders’ Day Apart, "Holy Leadership," will feature Tim Keel, senior pastor of Jacob's Well Church in Kansas City, Mo., as well as opportunities for worship and fellowship.
The cultural ground on which we lead, serve, and worship is shifting. As “the way we’ve always done it” becomes increasingly ineffective, and even harmful, pastors and other church leaders are seeking and building new innovative ways of leading the people of God. This year’s Elder’s Day Apart offers the opportunity to gather with colleagues and engage with a brother whose creative missional leadership is finding a way forward through the troubled waters of our time.
Orderof the Day - November 14, 2017
|Announcements and welcome|
|10:15 a.m.||Worship: A Service of the Word and Table|
|11:30 a.m.||"Holy Leadership"
Rev. Tim Keel
|1:30 p.m.||Small Group Discussion
Rev. Keel, facilitating
|2:15 p.m.||Conversation with Bishop Paul Leeland|
|3:00 p.m.||Singing, Praying, Sending|
Tim Keel is the founding pastor of Jacob's Well, a “holistic, missional Christian community” located in Kansas City, Mo. He is married to Mimi and together they have three kids: Mabry, Annie, and Blaise. Keel received a BFA in design from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He is an avid reader and loves to learn, write, and teach. He is passionate about creating spaces for people to connect to God, themselves and others. Keel is the author of Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos (Baker, 2007), and is a contributor to Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership.
Cost and Accommodations
Registration for participants includes program materials, lunch and parking at Broad Street United Methodist in Statesville, N.C.
Registration fee: $20 for regular registration; $10 for The Duke Endowment registration
Deadline: Nov. 6, 2017
For questions, please contact us at (919) 613-5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.