It is time again to build spiritual strength with the 2019 Northern Skies Cross Training. Mark you calendar for October 5. This year’s Cross training will be held at Ishpeming Wesley United Methodist Church starting at 12:00 pm EDT. The theme for 2019 is Mission Near and Far. The keynote speaker is Rev. Rod Kalajainen. He currently serves as pastor of DeWitt Redeemer UMC. Rev. Kalajainen will explain the seven barriers to church growth. Learn why people seem to have given up on church, and ways to overcome it.
Then continue the training with the special break out sessions. Rev. J. Albert Barchue will address how the Michigan and Liberia Annual Conferences work in partnership, and mission opportunities in both areas. Speaking of missions, you may wish to attend the Mission INSITE session. Mission INSITE is a new software program that can help you reach more people in your community. For internal church growth, District Superintendent Rev. Scott Harmon will offer a presentation on SPRC. See how the Staff Parish Relations Committee can help transform your congregation.
Registration deadline for this year’s Cross Training is September 21. Contact your church office or the District Office for the registration form or register on-line. It’s just $5 per person.