Leader Dvelopment Day 2019

Sunday, March 03, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Rd, Lancaster, PA US 17601

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Workshop Topics Include:

Basic Training for NEW & Experienced Ruling Elders - Rev. Jane DeFord & Ruling Elder Ellie Grove

The nominating committee called, you said 'yes,' and now you are officially a Ruling Elder in the PC(USA). Want to do this well? Let us help. Join us for a dynamic, interactive, and informative module of instruction that will insure that you are skilled and prepared to serve God in a brand new way!" This is primarily geared for the brand new Ruling Elder as well as those who have served for a while but want to sharpen up.

Training for Deacons

What does a Deacon do?  Join Nan Best to learn how about the call to be a Deacon.  We will discuss the unique ways the “ministry of compassion” is demonstrated in our congregations.  As a caring arm of the church, deacons can model service for their congregation and community.

Basic Training for NEW Clerks of Session - Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson, Stated Clerk

“Initial Clerk Training” This is for elders who are assuming clerk duties for the first time, elders who are "coming back to clerking" after a time away, and anyone who wants a refresher on the duties of a Clerk.  Led by Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson (Stated Clerk), we'll go over the core roles of being a clerk and the resources available to clerks.

Training for EXPERIENCED Clerks of Session - Rev. Sarah Kneier & Elder Dianne Yuninger

“Ongoing Clerk Conversations” This is an opportunity to elders who have been clerks to explore topics of interest to clerks -- including questions about minutes, rolls, and registers, electronic meetings -- designed in collaboration with those who will attend.  Led by Rev. Sarah Kneier (Assistant Stated Clerk) and Ruling Elder Dianne Yuninger (Recording Clerk), we'll delve deeper into what it means to be the "clerk."

PDA Training: Preparation as a Faithful Calling! - Rev. Merritt Schatz & Ruling Elder Mike Wills

In this workshop, Mike Wills and Merritt Schatz, who both work with PDA in Disaster Response, will cover a range of topics on how congregations and individuals can prepare for disasters. The topics will include: How to analyze risk; How to minimize damage (to facilities, records, and people); PDA's role in disaster response; potential congregational response to disasters (in their own communities and elsewhere); and resources for preparing for the possibility of human-caused disaster (esp. suicide, murder, and active shooters at the church). 

Worship that is Welcoming to Today's Families - Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes, Executive Presbyter

How would newcomers experience your worship service? This interactive workshop looks at worship that says to newcomers "you are welcome here." What draws people in, from the moment they enter the parking lot to the moment we bless them out the door? We'll look at everything - from physical space, to the people in worship, to every part that happens in the service.

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