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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Northern Flow District News

    Planter Leadership Development Group

    November 8, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Planter Leadership Development Group… a PLD group for planters! Led by David Masland, Director of New Faith Communities

    What is it? Six monthly meetings, starting in November and ending in May. We will gather from 9:30 AM till 2 PM on weekdays (dates to be negotiated, during the first one, by the group). We will be reading and discussing four important books about: the spiritual life of the leader, developing a disciple making system in your NFC, and being an effective adaptive leader in our changing mission field. Each monthly meeting will provide time for going deeper spiritually, talking about our wildly important goals, celebrating the victories and supporting one another thru the challenges of leading a New Faith Community, discussing the book of the month, setting goals around action steps, praying together and holding one another accountable to the goals we set.

    First meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27th at 9:30 AM in the Conference Center.   There is no cost for this group. Just your time and energy!

    Books we will be reading and discussing: “Canoeing the Mountains” by Tod Bolsinger (about adaptive leadership); “Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership” by Ruth Haley Barton; “Developing an Intentional Discipleship System” by Junius Dotson, and one other of the group’s choosing (we will discuss some options when we gather for our first meeting.

    Bottom line: This is a peer learning group! There will be no lectures by experts! It will be us learning and growing together as we continue to try to figure out how to make disciples of Jesus Christ in our unique new faith communities, in our unique mission fields! 

    To sign up, send Dave Masland an email… dmasland@unyumc.org

    TAGGED / Northern Flow District


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."