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Illinois Great Rivers Conference

Dec. 10, 2020

Reach 1000 Leadership Inst 
How do we leverage social media to create social ministry?

Can an existing congregation start fresh expression faith communities?

Now that we've launched an online worship, what do we do when we return to in-person worship?

Through online workshops by top-notch presenters and practitioners, 2021 Leadership Institute participants will begin to answer these questions to reach new people in new ways. 
There will be a series of seven workshops (plus one recently scheduled bonus workshop) held one Tuesday morning each month from January through July. Presenters include Tom Albin, Rachel Gilmore, Jason Moore, Nona Jones, Luke Edwards, Ann Marie Carley, Amy Shreve, and Mike Crawford.
The registration cost is $200 for the first person from any church/charge and $50 for each additional person. Coaching cohorts will be a part of the Leadership Institute experience. (If there are multiple people from a church/charge participating, only the team leader will participate in the coaching cohort.)
Clergy participants are eligible to receive 1.6 CEU's for full participation.
For more information about the workshop topics and presenters, go to
The early decision deadline for applications is December 15. All who apply by that date will hear if they are accepted no later than December 17 (allowing the possibility of registration payment from 2020 budgeted funds). The final application deadline is January 13, 2021.
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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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