Georgia Regional Assembly

November 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am November 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EST

We are happy to announce that Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez (interim Minister of New Church Strategies) will be delivering a workshop, accompanied by Program Coordinator Wesley King, on pandemic-informed church at the Christian Church in Georgia’s in-person Regional Assembly.

Participants at the assembly will be convening around the theme “Re-church: Re-cast Your Net” from John 21.

In this chapter, we read of the disciples who, when faced with a new reality, tried to go back to fishing—and the way they’d always done it. But even that — what they thought they knew — was no longer working. That’s when Jesus showed up and said, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” With their nets breaking from the fish they had caught, they recognized Jesus.

With the new realities faced by churches and people of faith, it’s time to discover where Jesus is inviting us to cast our nets. Hosted by First Christian Church, Athens, the 170th Georgia Regional Assembly will include opportunities for learning, worship, and reconnecting for Disciples of all ages. Here are some highlights:

  • Food Truck Tailgate Dinner will open the Regional Assembly on Friday evening at 5 pm. This is a town that knows how to tailgate —you won’t want to miss the fun and reconnecting!
  • Opening Worship is November 11, at 7 pm, featuring Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Interim Senior Minister of National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C.
  • Youth will participate in the Regional Assembly with Youth Lock-in Friday evening through Saturday. A Children’s Program for grades K-5 and Nursery Care for infants through Pre-K also will be available Friday evening and Saturday.
  • Saturday Session for November 12 includes Rev. Dr. Nathan Brown, Senior Pastor of Sandy Springs Christian Church, leading a morning Bible study, followed by “worshipful work” combining worship, business, celebration, and connecting.
  • Saturday Lunch Options will include a luncheon hosted by Disciples Women with Rev. Sylvia Stroy, former Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia, presenting “Called as Women to Serve with Joy & Purpose.” Disciples Men will host lunch with Rev. Tom Edmondson, Pastor of First Christian Church of Atlanta, Tucker, speaking on “Being a Christian Man in Today’s World.”

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia

478-743-8649

http://www.gadisciples.org/

First Christian Church

268 W Dougherty Street
Athens, Georgia 30601 United States
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(706) 549-1915
https://fccathens.org

CCDA National Conference

November 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am November 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EDT

You are invited to join Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, interim Minister of New Church Strategies, at the Christian Community Development Organization‘s 2022 conference, where the theme is wellbeing. Here is more information about the event:

wellbeing

Together, we will seek Wellbeing for our world, for our nation, for our communities, and for each other. Wellbeing isn’t just about being happy. Rather, Wellbeing is about finding fulfillment in what we do each day, the quality of our relationships, the vibrancy of our spiritual health, the vitality of our organizations, and the love we experience in our communities.

You can prioritize your Wellbeing by building authentic connections with other Christian Community Development (CCD) leaders and organizers gathered in Charlotte. While there, you will be able to hear inspirational and relevant sermons, expand your network of support, and learn how to help your community experience Wellbeing.

This year’s gathering is inspired by Isaiah 40: 29 – 31 which reminds us that God gives power to the faint and strength to the powerless. In other words, when we “wait” for the Lord, we can rejoice in knowing that though we sometimes become weary and exhausted, there remains a path to renewed Wellbeing. CCDA’s National Conference can be your place of “waiting”, as you seek to remain faithful to God’s call to seek justice with and for the marginalized.

[God] gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31, NRSV

Will you join us on this path to WELLBEING? We can’t wait to see you in Charlotte 🙌🏾

Christian Community Development Organization

(773) 475-7370

https://ccda.org/

Sheraton / Le Méridien Hotel Complex

555 South McDowell Street, North Tower
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204 United States
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+1 844 631 0595
https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/cltmd-le-meridien-charlotte/overview/

2022 Leadership Academy

October 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am October 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT

At its annual Leadership Academy, New Church Ministry gathers leaders all across regions in the United States and Canada. Our team invites pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others who are interested in becoming empowered to join us. You do not need to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to attend.

This virtual event includes:

Track Sessions

  • Start Track – this cohort is designed for core teams who have yet to launch a community of faith
  • Sustain Track – this cohort is designed for teams that have recently started a faith community
  • Multiply Track – this cohort is designed for leaders of established congregations
  • New this year is our Discerners Track, which is for those who have ever considered what it would take to start a faith community or who have ever felt called by God to start a place of worship, but don’t know where to even begin. If you are in this discerning process, then consider attending this track, which allows you to audio the Start track. In this cohort, participants will discern their missional purpose, develop their future stories, and prepare for launch. This track is ideal for those in undergraduate institutions who may feel the call to ministry, for our seminarians who are discerning what path God may be taking them down, or our ecumenical partners who may want to imagine how their ministries might be shaped by this unique training.

DOCTalks

Rev. Sandhya Jha (they/them) will be our keynote speaker this year. They will address missional transformation inclusive of every stage of leadership and congregational vitality.

LEADLabs

These (Learn.Explore.Actuate.Discover.Laboratories) are designed to help participants imagine, ideate, innovate, and implement missional concepts. This year they include interactive practical workshops from Pension Fund, Green Chalice, and the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance.

Accommodations for Spanish-speaking participants will be available.

Kansas City regional assembly

October 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm October 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, interim Minister of New Church Strategies, will be submitting a pre-recorded video to the regional assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City. More information is available below.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 

  • 5:00 pm Gathering Area Opens/displays by General and Regional Ministries
  • 5:30 pm Grilled Hot Dogs/Veggie Dogs, Chips and Water
  • 7:00 pm RED FRIDAY PRAISE & GRATITUDE CONCERT led by Disciples Musician

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • 9:00 am Gathering Area Opens/displays by General and Regional Ministries
  • 9:15 am Worship and Praise – Sanctuary
  • 9:45 am   Break
  • 10:00 am Workshop:  The Struggle Is Real (Self-Care in a Season of Challenges)
  • All workshops will combine panel presentations with participant engagement
  • 10:00 am – 12 pm Youth Workshops: Bloom Where You Are Planted! (Seed Planting Evangelism)
  • Different Activities for Ages 16-17 Years, 12-15 Years, 7-11 Years, 4-6 Years, 3 Years-6 months
  • 10:50 am Break
  • 11:00 am Workshop: Making New Disciples in New Ways (Seed Planting Evangelism in 2022)
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: Sandwich and Salad, Water and Tea

Display areas opened until 1:00 pm

  • 1:10 pm Workshop:  Will the Circle Be Unbroken (New Ways to be the Church)
  • 2:00 pm Celebrating the Harvest of Seeds Planted/Blessings for the Workers
  • Gratitude for Those Who Have Served Since our Last Assembly
  • Election of New Regional Board Officers and Seven Lay Representatives
  • Commission of the New Regional Board
  • Closing Benediction
  • 3:00 pm Homeward Bound

It is the hope of the Regional Assembly Planning Team that every participant will leave this Regional Assembly renewed, affirmed, and better equipped for the ministries to which we are all called.

REGISTRATION

Each paid registration makes it possible for the region to offer:

  • Spirited Worship and Celebration
  • Workshops designed to meet priority needs expressed by our congregations
  • Food on Friday and Saturday
  • Regional Assembly T-Shirt
  • Childcare for children 3 years and under
  • A $5 donation to the Micah Ministry

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City

913.432.1414

https://www.kcdisciples.org

Overland Park Christian Church

7600 W 75th St
Overland Park, Kansas 66204 United States
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