Hood Theological Seminary
The Albert J.D. Aymer Center for
Spiritual Growth and Ministerial Formation

Theme: Lay Leadership in Ministry: Equipping People for Partnership

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception for All Symposium Attendees

Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast

Morning Reflections: Ashley B. Dreff, Ph.D.
Director of United Methodist Studies, Director of Ministerial Formation of the Institute for Early Career Clergy Development and Assistant Professor of Christianity

Professional Leadership Forum

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Clay L. Barrow, D.Min., ’17, Director,
Center for Chaplaincy at Hood Theological Seminary

Presentation I - “Lay Leaders: The Soul of Congregational Life & Ministry”
Vital Contributions and Gifts of the Laity
Gerald Givens
Community Leader
Raleigh NAACP Orientation

The Laity and the Heart of Discipleship
Glenda Manning & JoAnne Holmes
Co-Coordinators, New Members
Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church

Presentation II - “Best Practices for Empowering Lay Leaders”

Models of Member-to-Member Care
Dwight Patterson
2nd Episcopal District, Lay President
African Methodist Episcopal Church

Recruiting and Training for Commitment
Bill Godair
Lead Pastor
Cornerstone Church of Salisbury

LUNCHEON with Keynote Speaker
Clemmie Palmer, III, M.D., M.Div., ’16
Psychiatrist & Author of “God, The World and Me”

Presentation III - “Celebrating and Coaching Lay Leaders”

Meaningful Paths for Rewards and Affirmation
Dr. Daran Mitchell, M.Div., ’97
Pastor and Professor
Hood Theological Seminary

Ensuring Renewal Minimizing Fatigue
Dr. Jim Wadford
Coaching Trainer and Professor
Hood Theological Seminary

Symposium Review: Dr. M. Andrew Davis, M.Div., ’06
Author: “Implications for Ministry to the Millennial Generation”
Pastor, Zion Baptist Church

Symposium Wrap up / Evaluations

(Registration will Close Friday, March 1st)

The All Hood Symposium is sponsored by The Lilly Endowment, Inc. Initiative to Strengthen Fundraising in Historic African American Theological Schools.

All Hood Symposium Hotel Accommodations

The Hampton Inn
1001 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144

Ask for the Hood Symposium Block!
$109.00 per night for a King/Double Non-Smoking Room

Group Rate Ends Friday, March 1st

For more details and to register, click here.

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