The Year of “Training Transformational Clergy and Lay Leaders” kicks off with Bishop Janice Riggle Huie’s trek across Texas to meet with clergy and laity via nine district meetings between September 27 and October 15.
St. Paul’s hosts the Central South District visit on Sunday, September 28, in Fondren Hall. All are invited to the Laity meeting at 5 p.m. A Clergy meeting will be at 3 p.m.
Each district visit typically includes approximately 200 participants, a devotional, presentation, interactive group participation, and opportunities for clergy-focused and laity-focused mini-meetings.
“The Bishop will be talking about four qualities of leadership: courageous leading, faith talking, compassion sharing, and bridge building. Attendees will also hear stories focusing on leaders from our annual conference who emulate these qualities,” said B.T. Williamson, Assistant to the Bishop..
“At the end of the day, these visits are held to empower the local congregation, so we always encourage attendees to share their experiences with their individual churches. We also encourage the local congregations to extend a special invitation to young leaders and members to attend this interactive forum.”