by Kelly Giese
Recently I attended the Step One Conference sponsored by the New Mexico Annual Conference and held in Albuquerque at St John’s UMC.
My purpose in signing up for the conference was to explore ways to implement new ministries both within the local congregation and in my neighborhood. What I didn’t realize when I signed up is that I would have access to a 30-day coaching contact to help me create some traction for my ideas and to flesh out better implementation strategies. This offering of time and access to “think out loud” with another ministry professional has enabled me to be more specific both in the small details of preparing to launch a neighborhood outreach and in the larger details of thinking theologically about how the Holy Spirit is leading.
The ministry is broadly about friendship and fellowship with neighbors of differing faiths and denominations.
This extra boost – to write, to think, to talk and be listened to by others was the piece of this process that made the entire conference worthwhile. Thank you for the opportunity to utilize this great resource.
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