Fall 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM to Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM Central Standard Time

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Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center
710 NE 36th Street
Ankeny, IA

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Lisa Steel

Tuesday, October 1st at 10 a.m. through Wednesday, October 2nd at 3 p.m.
Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021)

Registration fee is $45 and includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Childcare is available but must be requested by Tuesday, September 26th.

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.8 CEU's have been approved for this event. In order to receive the CEU's you must be present for the whole event on both Tuesday and Wednesday. You must check in and out each day and you will receive a certificate at the end of the event.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn & Suites (201 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny, IA 50021). They have given us a special rate of $71.39 with tax. You may reserve online or by calling +1 (515) 964-8202. The group name is United Methodist Church and the Group Code is MK47S5. Reserve your room by Friday, September 20th. 

Preacher, teacher, and author Lillian Daniel will be the featured present at our Fall 2019 Order of Elders, Our focus will be about how to be spiritual leaders in the unknown and she will be helping to nurture us spiritually around worship and preaching. All clergy should attend this event.

Lillian Daniel is a preacher, teacher, writer, and speaker whose honesty and wit have taken her from the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. to the Festival of Homiletics in Denmark. Wherever she goes, Lillian brings a deep understanding of scripture and how it can be practically applied to everyday life.

Featured in the New York Times and on PBS, her words have been described as biting, hilarious, pitch-perfect, tender, and often stunningly beautiful.. In her most recent book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong to: Spirituality without Stereotypes, Religion without Ranting (FaithWords, 2017), Lillian urges open-minded Christians to explore ways to talk about their faith journeys that are reasonable, rigorous, and real. And her earlier offering, When Spiritual But Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church (Jericho, 2014), Daniel invites all of us to step out of ourselves, dare to become a community, and encounter a God greater than we could ever invent.