Vital Congregations: Next Steps is a process of training and support for Great Plains area congregations to continue their mission of moving toward greater vitality in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Congregations are eligible for the process upon nomination of the district superintendent and invitation from the Bishop.
For more information, visit www.greatplainsumc.org/nextstepsacademy.
Engaging and Connecting With Your Community 7:30 - 11 a.m.
Lenexa, KS (Kansas City Area)
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Nanette Roberts
An educator and preacher, Rev. Dr. Roberts has provided leadership for staff training events in church and conference with multiple staff members; she has led spiritual life retreats; she accepted the invitation by the Kansas State High School Activities Association to be the key note speaker at regional meetings with over 1800 students across the State of Kansas, speaking about the strength of choosing non-violence. As the Senior Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, her focus is on the Center of Grace, a mission center near downtown Olathe serving those in need from the multi-national population in the area with a special emphasis on the Hispanic population in southwestern Johnson County.