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Welcome to the State College District homepage. 

The goal of this page is to communicate information for the laity and clergy of the district, and also to help seekers find a place to connect.  As known, worship times, facebook tags and websites will be listed for the 113 churches of the State College district and the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.  

The State College District connects the United Methodists in Centre, Clearfield (West Branch & Philipsburg Osceola Mills School Districts), Clinton, lower Juniata and Mifflin Counties.

                             
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Note from Our district superintendent 


RESCHEDULED - STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT

LAY LEADERSHIP TRAINING/RESOURCE DAY

 

Saturday, (snow date February 15, 2020)

Faith Bellefonte

9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

 

CEU’s will be awarded at the conclusion of the day (after the closing).

NO CHARGE - This event is your Shares of Ministry at work!

Walk-Ins are welcome but registration is encouraged - Deadline for registration is FEBRUARY  12. ***

 

Here is the preliminary schedule and workshops:

 

9:30-9:45 am – Registration and gathering

 

9:45 – 10:15 am – Worship

 

10:30 am-12:30 pm – Workshops

 

KIM SHOCKLEY Lay Leadership Training – This is an opportunity for local church lay leaders (not just those who are designated as the lay leader(s) of your church) to learn who Spiritual Transformational Leaders are and what they do.

 (Anyone in a Lay Leadership position is encouraged to register and attend Kim Shockley's class -   Lay Leadership Training)  

 

GARY SHOCKLEYCooperative Partnerships as a Pathway Toward Vitality

A two-hour journey exploring why church participation has radically changed in our culture, how it has affected our own local church often leading to decline, where our church is in its life-cycle, and how partnerships with other churches may lead to our own ministry vitality. Gary weaves humor, stories, statistics and creative ideas to strengthen your churches ministry journey. 

 

HANNAH SLEDGEFresh Expressions – Do you have a desire to do church differently?  Do you have a passion to create new places for new people?  Then this workshop is for you!  We will not only explore all that a fresh expression entails, but we will also go over practical steps of how to start a fresh expression of church in your community. 

 

RYAN KRAUSESmall Church Matters - Small churches matter. Small churches are irreplaceable parts of God's kingdom work. This seminar will provide an overview of tools, such as the book Small Church Checkup, the PACE process, SWOT analysis, and Goal Setting, that can help small churches take faithful steps and make Christ-centered decisions for their church's future.

 

JENNIFER WILLIAMS – Vision & Strategic Planning - "Where there is no vision, people perish."

God teaches us the importance of having a vision ever before us and living it out in our personal lives and in the life of the church. During this workshop we will discuss how to grab a vision and ways to live it out. This option will include different possibilities to create vision, core values and a strategic plan. When living out a vision, one size does not fit all. This workshop will provide a few options that have worked around the conference.

 

Please register at the State College district office – statecollege@susumc.org or call 814-237-4365.

 When registering please include name/contact information/and which ONE class you are interested in taking. 

***If you have registered for the Jan. 18 event, please confirm you will or will not attend Feb 15.  Thank you.  ***

 

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