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Gifts for Ministry Diocesan Training Day Saturday, March 14, 2015 St. Stephen’s Pro-­‐Cathedral 35 S. Franklin Street Wilkes-­‐Barre, PA 18701 (570) 825-­‐6653 Register online at Registration closes March 6, 2015. Cost: $20, includes lunch Schedule
8:15 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:15 am
9:30 am – 11:00 am
11:15 am
12:15 pm
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Check-in and Hospitality
Opening Prayer and Welcome
Session I
Session II
Closing Prayer and Commissioning
All Day Workshop 1) Ministry of the Lay Eucharistic Visitor This group meets in the morning and afternoon. Participants must attend both sessions. “I was hungry and you fed me.” The Ministry of the Lay Eucharistic Visitor extends the celebration of Holy Communion to those who are unable to attend the gathering of the faithful – the home-­‐
bound, those in hospital, and those in nursing homes. This daylong course leads to licensing by the bishop. The morning session will look at Biblical, theological, and historical background, while in the afternoon we will discuss resources and practical considerations such as HIPAA rules, safety, and health concerns. Led by the Rev. Edward K. Erb Morning Workshops 2) Wardens/Vestry 101 An introduction for new wardens and vestry members – or a refresher for experienced vestry members – to the roles, responsibilities, and realities of parish leadership. We will look at canons, models, strategies, and resources to assist the elected leaders of parishes. Led by the Ven. Rick Cluett 3) The Narrative Budget: Communicating Your Case for Mission How to develop, prepare, and use a narrative budget to show how parish resources are used to live out the parish mission. Led by the Rev. Jim Rinehart 4) Vulnerable Adults in our Community A discussion surrounding the future of the elderly and disabled persons in our churches and communities. How can the church be a resource to this growing population? Led by The Rev. Trula Hollywood Afternoon Workshops 5) Developing Stewardship Teams & Year-­‐round Stewardship Developing stewardship teams and a practical year-­‐round stewardship program. Led by The Rev. Jim Rinehart 6) Parish Finance Workshop The Parochial report is the bottom line summary of parish life. Our seminar will review step by step how a parochial report should be completed. If numbers are quantifiable expression of human behavior, the parochial report is the spiritual and financial barometer of the parish. Thumb drives with step by step instructions will be available at the seminar. Led by Charlie Barebo 7) Spiritual Gifts: Ministry for the Entire Congregation What is a spiritual gift and how do I know if I have one? Our tradition understands that we are each given gifts to use in our life in Christ. We are not always aware of our gifts or how to nurture them. This seminar will engage us in the discovery of spiritual gifts and how we can we use them to nurture our own faith lives, strengthen the life of our parish community, and reach out in mission to God’s people in the world. Led by The Rev. Anne Kitch 8) Youth Ministry Basics A conversation about issues facing young people in our communities and a chance to talk about the ministries to for and by youth in our diocese and around the church. Led by The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz