The Bi-District Clergy (Alexandria and Arlington pastors) have 3 or 4 meetings each year. Clergy are expected to attend these gatherings and also to be meeting regularly in their clergy peer learning groups.
2017-2018 Clergy Meeting Dates:
September 20 – Graham Standish – Becoming a Spiritually Vital Leader
February 21 – Brian Brown – Anatomy of Peace
April 12 – Sue Nilson Kibbey – Breakthrough Prayer
Clergy Meeting Schedule and Format
RSVP will be required for all clergy meetings in 2017-2018. Clergy will receive an email to their @vaumc.org address once each RSVP form is open. Locations for these meetings have not yet been set.
All clergy meetings will follow this same basic format:
- 9:15 Time of Fellowship
- 9:30 Worship
- 10:30 Presentation
- Lunch (All clergy peer learning groups are encouraged to stay for lunch and discuss the presentation, NLI groups will have Q & A time with presenter)
New this year: Laity sessions!
Each of our featured speakers will give an additional presentation the night of the clergy meeting specifically designed to empower and equip laity to be spiritually vital leaders. Be sure to get these dates on your church calendar and invite your key leaders!
- 7 – 8:30 p.m. – Laity session
A reading list and resources to accompany the clergy meetings will be available soon.