September 13th– Coaching Part II (for those who have completed part I)
September 15th– Coaching Part I first class
October 22 and October 23- REACH Summit
November 9th – Basic Coach Training
Basic Coach Training Starts Nov. 9th for three classes (other courses are Nov. 23 and Dec. 7): This is a starter course to “try on coaching”.
Registration Link: https://michiganumc.org/basic-coach-training-registration/
Coach Training Part I: Starting Sept 15 and running weekly through December 15th 10:00am to 2:30pm est. For those with no experience who want to become a trained coach. This course is broken into two sections- asynchronous and the live part I course. Courses can be done together, or learner coaches can take the asynchronous anytime and the live class after.
Registration Link: https://michiganumc.org/coaching_part_i_registration/
Coach Training Part II starts September 13th and runs weekly through December 13th. Classes are from 5:30pm to 9:30pm est. For coaching students who have completed coach training part I and want to gain a deeper level of knowledge to upscale their coaching skills and become a professional certified coach.
Registration link: https://michiganumc.org/coaching_part_ii_registration/
Reach Summit– October 22 and 23, 2021. Who this is for? Anyone who wants to attend a webinar designed to move, touch, and inspire. Engage with dynamic speakers, get your hands dirty trying out new ideas in workshops. This Webinar is virtual, with the option of joining a small studio audience on Saturday.
This year, Friday is a live interactive workshop is “Justice and Evangelism” with Rachel Gilmore and Paul Nixon. Exploring why justice work and evangelism are intertwined, especially in reaching younger generations; the theological basis for connecting justice and evangelism; and how to incorporate justice work into worship, community development and social entrepreneurship with examples from across the connection.
Saturday, our keynote is “Social Media to Social Justice” with Nona Jones. In-person church attendance is declining or plateauing in every nation, so digital discipleship must be a central part of every church’s ministry approach. Also essential? Learning how to bridge racial divides and promote reconciliation. Nona’s keynote will include opportunities for discussion and a Q&A later.
Saturday’s workshops: Get a taste of helpful network groups scheduled to begin in January. Workshops available this year: Path to More Compelling Online Content with Mark Doyal; Lay Leadership with Laura Witkowski; Growing Online Faith Communities with Cathy Townley; Structure to Thrive with Gary Step; Leading in the Post-Pandemic Era with Dirk Elliott; Adapting to Reach & Disciple New People in this Post Pandemic Environment with Debi Nixon; and Growing Young with Lisa Batten.