Are you looking for ways to share your skills, find a deeper purpose, explore new interests, or be more involved in your community?
The Louisiana Annual Conference is offering a series of mission and disaster preparedness events to be held in our six districts. This event is the new standard for learning how churches and their members can be prepared in case of a disaster, how to reach out to others in a disaster and how to lead or participate in local, national or international missions.
Who is this for and why should you attend?
Pastors, Lay Leaders, Trustees and Finance Committee members--learn how to ready your congregation for mission and disaster preparedness.
Local Church small groups—find out how to effectively respond to those in need and how to explore your capacity for various disaster response ministries.
Missions Coordinators, Students and Workers with Youth —find out about the effects of poverty and the importance of spiritual leadership when serving others.
Mission Team Members and Leaders – learn all of the tools needed to be an effective and successful participant or leader of short term missions locally, nationally, and internationaly. (formally LAVIM Leadership Training)
Early Response Team (full training) for those who are currently certified and need to recertified along with those who are new to ERT..
Connecting Neighbors, Churches and Volunteers Training Events Dates: (Anyone from any district can attend if the dates work for you.)
Baton Rouge District July 14-15, 2017 Broadmoor UMC in Baton Rouge
Monroe District August 18-19, 2017 Lea Joyner Memorial in Monroe
Lake Charles District October 27-28, 2017 St. Luke Simpson in Lake Charles
Shreveport District January 26-27, 2018 FUMC Bossier in Bossier City
$40 (does not include travel or hotel accommodations)