On Thursday, March 14 there will be a Networking Reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in which Agency Representatives, Congregational Lay Leaders/Coordinators, and Hood Faculty, Staff, and Student Interns will be present.
On Friday, March 15 the Symposium will take place form 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There will be a Continental Breakfast in the morning. The Morning Reflections will be titled "The Role and Impact of Laity in the Church." Presentation one will be titled "Lay Leaders: The Soul of Congregational Life & Ministry." Presentation two will be titled "Best Practices for Empowering Lay Leaders." A Celebration Luncheon will follow the presentations. The Keynote Speaker will be Clemmie Palmer, III, MD, M.Div.'16. Presentation three will be titled "Celebrating and Coaching Lay Leaders." The Symposium will adjourn with a Symposium Review: "Implications for Ministry to the Millennial Generation" followed by a Symposium Wrap-Up/Evaluation.
Registration information is forthcoming.