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Saturday, June 8
 

2:45pm

Teaching Session
Speakers
avatar for Pastor Eric Mulanda

Pastor Eric Mulanda

Associate Pastor, Mount Hope United Methodist Church
I am Eric Mulanda Nduwa, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country that was formerly known as Zaire. I am married to Corinne Mafo who is also a Congolese and she is a nurse by profession. We have two blessed boys name Blessed Mulanda and Jossiah Mulanda. I am an ambassador... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Iowa Events Center, Halls B & C

4:00pm

Workshop: Creating a New Community of Faith in Your Community
We will explore methods of creating new places for new people in your area. All start with a pathway of following Jesus as a growing disciple. It is possible for every congregation to start of New Community of Faith no matter how small or large you may be.

Speakers

Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 304

4:00pm

Workshop: Freeing the Spirit in Your Community
Many of our Iowa communities are struggling economically, relationally and spiritually. Strong faith communities are needed as much as ever to give people hope and direction. Discuss practical guidance and strategies on how to connect with the community around you in a way that sets the spirit of God free to do amazing work. Matthew 25 has grown from a start-up twelve years ago into an organization that has grown dramatically and guided investments of more than $10 million into the neighborhood where they work. All of this has been done through foundational practices of listening, discerning and building upon the spirit’s leading.


Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 305

4:00pm

Workshop: Mental Health Coalition Building
During the 2019 Iowa Annual Conference you are invited to attend an educational mental health breakout session focused towards building community coalitions. Attendees will discover past and current mental health efforts and how communities are uniting to build a decisive and tactical strategy to address mental illness in their community. The session includes specific building blocks in the formation and creation of an effective and strategic community action coalition, building synergy and compassion for those suffering.

The presentation helps to build community action through powerful and compelling coalition building through community unity, corroboration and trust. The session describes historical and key components to an effective mental health coalition and how mental health unity is achieved through the collective energy of a coalition. The session creates a road map to success. Additionally, the session fosters a common bond of understanding, admiration and mutual respect for those willing to meet the mental health crisis and embrace critical challenges in creative ways to help others and serve their communities. Please join us.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wadding

Kim Wadding

Chairperson for the Partnership for a Healthy Iowa
Kim B. Wadding is a retired Chief of Police for the City of Dubuque after having served in a variety of command positions during his 31 years in law enforcement, including Chief of Police for the City of Newton. Upon his retirement from active law enforcement Chief Wadding served... Read More →
avatar for Jacque Coulson

Jacque Coulson

Co-Chairperson Ankeny Mental Health Ministry Team, Ankeny First United Methodist Church
After 25 years in the field of health education and a long background of volunteerism, Jacque began working for Ankeny First Methodist Church in 2000 and continuing there in a variety of positions until her recent retirement from her last position as Director of Care and Connection.She... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Rittenhouse George

Patricia Rittenhouse George

Co-Chairperson Ankeny Mental Health Ministry Team, Ankeny First United Methodist Church


Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 301

4:00pm

Workshop: Mental Health Task Force
On behalf of the Bishop’s Mental Health Task Force, Rev. Paul Daniel will provide an introductory workshop that is intended to provide an overview of mental health and mental illness. Rev. Lee Roorda Schott, co-vice-chair of the Task Force, will host and assist.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by the terms mental illness and mental health.
  • List the risk factors that may contribute to the development of a mental health problem.
  • Identify the most common mental health diagnosesRecognize some of the symptoms of the most common mental illnesses
  • Discuss recovery for those experiencing mental illness
  • Challenge some of the stereotypes and stigma associated with the term mental illness
  • Identify ways of looking after your own mental well-being.


Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 302

4:00pm

Workshop: Multiethnic Church
A multiethnic movement has already begun, and the church is primed to lead the way. This workshop will focus on how to build healthy multiethnic congregations for both church planters and those seeking to transform ethnically homogeneous churches. If you’re looking to build a multiethnic ministry and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone—this is church on the cutting edge! Attend this workshop and get a glimpse of God’s vision for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Pastor Eric Mulanda

Pastor Eric Mulanda

Associate Pastor, Mount Hope United Methodist Church
I am Eric Mulanda Nduwa, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country that was formerly known as Zaire. I am married to Corinne Mafo who is also a Congolese and she is a nurse by profession. We have two blessed boys name Blessed Mulanda and Jossiah Mulanda. I am an ambassador... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Event Center, Rooms 318 & 319

4:00pm

Workshop: Setting the Course for Retirement Readiness
What steps should I take to prepare for my retirement? What pension and retirement benefits will I receive after retiring from ministry? What healthcare options are available to me if I’m 65 when I retire?  If I retire at 62? If you have been asking these questions, please join us for this learning session as we touch on the basics of retirement readiness.  All participants registered for the workshop will receive their personal pension projection from Wespath,  resource materials, and a retirement checklist to assist in their retirement planning process.

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Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 320

4:00pm

Workshop: The Gift of Conflict
Many churches are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but conflict is a gift! Conflict is simply the presence of two or more ideas occupying the same space. A congregation must have some conflict to be a healthy, vital congregation. If there is no conflict it means there is nothing worth being passionate or excited about and apathy is a bigger stumbling block to vitality than conflict! How a church chooses to handle conflict however can either be constructive or destructive to our life together in faith. This teaching session will outline some of the critical concepts of effective conflict management and offer some techniques to transform the struggle from something to be feared into the gift it can be for your congregation. The workshop will be led by members of the Iowa Conference Conflict transformation team coordinated by Rev. Dave Crow, Chairperson & Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson, Director of Congregational Excellence.A multiethnic movement has already begun, and the church is primed to lead the way. This workshop will focus on how to build healthy multiethnic congregations for both church planters and those seeking to transform ethnically homogeneous churches. If you’re looking to build a multiethnic ministry and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone—this is church on the cutting edge! Attend this workshop and get a glimpse of God’s vision for the future.


Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 303

4:00pm

Workshop: The Joy of Laity for a Small Town Family Doctor
Review the creative ways we love our community with hope and dignity. From drug abuse to pregnancy to end of life care to general primary care — God gives us the opportunity to express our love and acceptance of people from varied backgrounds and needs.

Speakers

Saturday June 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Events Center - Room 306