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Unstuck Workshop

We strongly encourage you to make both sessions as they will cover different material.
April 16: Peoria First UMC 116 NE Perry Ave
6:30-9:00 p.m.--
Session is geared toward Teams made of Pastors, Laity and Staff, please bring as many leaders as possible

April 17: Pekin First UMC, 1315 Court St.
9 a.m. to noon --
Session geared toward Pastors and key leaders

No registration needed.
Tony Morgan is the founder and lead strategist of The Unstuck Group. He's a consultant, leadership coach and writer who helps churches get unstuck and have a bigger impact. The Purpose of the Unstuck group is to help churches grow their impact through church consulting and coaching experiences designed to focus vision, strategy and action.
For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at  West Ridge Church (Dallas, Ga.),  NewSpring Church (Anderson, S.C.) and  Granger Community Church (Granger, Ind.). He has authored several books on leadership and ministry strategy. His newest book,  The Unstuck Church (released in May 2017 ), unpacks the life-cycle of a typical church, identifies characteristics of each phase, and provides practical next steps a church can take to move toward sustained health.
If you have any questions please contact Peggy Hisey at
StepUP to Welcome and Connect Guests workshop
StepUP to welcome

Saturday, April 21 9:30-12:30 Living Faith UMC, Bowen

Please join Peggy Hisey, Associate Coordinator of Congregational Development, for this workshop as she shares practical and relevant steps to not only welcome guests, but to help connect them to the life of Christ through your church. She will help you create on-ramps for those newly attending and newly engaged guests.

Bring 4-5 relationally-minded team members (+ Pastor) who are called and passionate about welcoming and connecting guests.

If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Hisey at

For more information and registration link go to:
The Unstuck Church Podcast
Unstuck Church podcast

Hosted by Tony Morgan, this podcast explores common challenges in ministry and practical steps for tackling them.
  After listening to The Unstuck Church Podcast, you may want to start these discussions with your own team at your next staff meeting.

Click here for more information.

Revitalize & Replant podcast
Revitalize and Replant
Revitalize & Replant is a weekly discussion on church revitalization and replanting featuring Thom Rainer, Jonathan Howe, and Mark Clifton.

Illinois Great Rivers Conference - The United Methodist Church
Office of Congregational Development
P O Box 19207
Springfield, IL  62794-9207
phone: 217-529-3219                e-mail:
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