Hand to Plow

Hand to Plow is not a program of the Annual Conference, it is a process being employed by the Annual Conference to come alongside local congregations to help them make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Questions? Contact the Director of Vital Congregations, Aaron Bouwens:
Phone: (315) 424-7878

Hand to Plow Process Outline
Session Overview

Hand to Plow Phase 1: Session Dates 2014-2015

Clergy Peer Learning Group Online Registration
Laity Peer Learning Group Online Registration

Clergy Dates

For clergy only the first date is set. At the first meeting those gathered will set the remainder of their gatherings. All of the first gatherings are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be included.

October 7, 2014 at Skye Farm
October 8, 2014 at Aldersgate
October 9, 2014 at Sky Lake
October 13, 2014 at Findley Lake
October 14, 2014 at Asbury
October 15, 2014 at Casowasco

Laity Dates

Laity dates are established for the entire cycle. Each session will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch is included in the time.

Sky Lake Aldersgate Casowasco
November 15 October 25 October 25
December 6 December 6 December 6
February 7 February 7 February 14
March 7 March 7 March 7
May 16 May 2 May 2
Findley Asbury Warrensburg UMC
November 1 November 22 November 8
December 6 December 6 December 13
February 7 February 14 February 7
March 7 March 7 March 7
May 2 May 2 May 2


Articles and Other Resources
Books to be used in conjunction with the Hand2Plow Process

Recent News:

Director of Vital Congregations becomes full-time appointment - 2/18/2014
Hand to Plow
church revitalization set to begin
 - 12/11/2012
Hand to Plow process moves forward; laity sessions announced - 1/10/2013