2019 Iowa School for Practical Ministry

General Information

The 2nd Annual Iowa School for Practical Ministry will be held Thursday, March 28th and Friday, March 29th at Altoona United Methodist Church in Altoona, Iowa. We are pleased to have Rev. Shane Bishop as our keynote presenter this year. For more information about Shane, and our great workshops and presenters, along with a full schedule, please see below.

Cost: $80. Online registration is strongly encouraged. Register online HERE.

To register by check, mail to: Iowa WCA, PO Box 1241, Muscatine IA 52761

At the door registration will be available by check and credit card for $85.

1.0 CEU for clergy has been applied for from the Iowa Board of Ordained Ministry. Continuing education credit for Lay Speakers/Servants has been applied for.

Schedule

Thursday, March 28

12:30 PM Registration Open

1:00 PM Welcome and Announcements

1:10 PM Opening Worship

1:45 PM Session 1 – Keynote by Shane Bishop

3:00 PM Break and Travel to Workshops

3:30 PM Session 2 – Workshops

Group A: #1 Wired for Worship: Proclaiming God’s Word with Technology by Alec Amosson

Group B: #2 Outreach and Church/School Partnerships by Sonia Baker

4:20 PM Dinner Break (On Your Own)

6:30 PM Session 3 – Workshops

Group A: #3 Discipleship Pathway and Small Group Ministry by April Buske

Group B: #4 Untangle your Committees. Unlock Your United Methodist Church by Terry Pollard

7:20 PM Break and Travel to Plenary

7:50 PM Session 4 – Keynote by Shane Bishop

9:05 PM Evening Worship

9:30 PM Break for Evening

Friday, March 29

8:45 AM Morning Worship

9:00 AM Session 5 – Keynote by Shane Bishop

9:30 AM Session 6 – GC 2019 Follow-Up with GC Delegates

10:30 AM Break and Travel to Workshops

11:00 AM Session 7 – Workshops

Group A: #2 Outreach and Church/School Partnerships by Sonia Baker

Group B: #3 Discipleship Pathway and Small Group Ministry by April Buske

11:50 AM Lunch (Provided)

1:00 PM Session 8 – Workshops

Group A: #4 Untangle your Committees. Unlock Your United Methodist Church by Terry Pollard

Group B: #1 Wired for Worship: Proclaiming God’s Word with Technology by Alec Amosson

1:50 PM Break and Travel to Plenary

2:20 PM Session 9 – Keynote by Shane Bishop

3:20 PM Closing Worship with Communion

4:00 PM Heading Home