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Changing Church Workshop in Laguna Beach

Changing Church:  A Challenge and a Chance
Exploring, Inspiring & Leading Change
A Workshop for Pastors, Church Leaders & Visionaries
Led by Rev. Mary J. Scifres

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Saturday, October 1, 9:00-3:0
Top of the World Retreat
Laguna Beach

$75 Early Registration (by 9/15)
includes Lunch, Snacks & Materials

The reality of change in the church is a constant in the shifting sands of today’s world.  Whether we effectively manage that change and guide our churches through the change process often determines whether we remain vital leaders or find ourselves looking for other work!  Pastors and church leaders can transform this challenge into a chance for growth and vitality with the right skills and attitude.  As churches address our changing world, they become places of transformation and spiritual renewal.

Workshop leader and coach Mary Scifres will enrich and strengthen our leadership skills as we explore change in our culture, changes in worship and in our churches, and the opportunities to transform lives as we adapt in this changing world. Scifres offers practical tools for discerning when to choose change, managing change, and guiding our churches into new ventures. Together, we will explore the impact of change and ways an adaptive church can offer powerful and meaningful ministry in our world.

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Mary Scifres picMary Scifres, United  Methodist Pastor and  Abingdon Press Author, has been a national consultant, preacher, teacher, and coach in worship, visioning, leadership, and church growth for more than two decades.  Having served churches across the nation, Mary brings a broad perspective and diverse understanding of both church and culture.  Visit Mary Scifres Ministries at www.maryscifres.com to learn more.



Mary Scifres has served as a national consultant in the areas of worship, church leadership, visioning, and church growth for more than two decades.  Mary is a United Methodist Pastor living in Laguna Beach with her UCC clergy spouse B. J. Beu, their teenage son Michael, and the family cat Gandalf.

Serving as an author and editor for The United Methodist Publishing House.   Scifres has written extensively in the areas of worship, music, and preaching.  As a consultant, coach, and visionary, she has guided conferences, churches, and organizations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, and California.  Having served churches as lead pastor, interim pastor, and musician in Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington, and California, Mary brings a broad perspective of this great nation and a diverse understanding of both church and culture to her work.

Scifres graduated from Boston University with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Music after completing her Bachelor’s of Arts at the University of Indianapolis.  She has also pursued post-graduate work in leadership, demographics, and church growth at Southern Methodist University.

As a writer for Abingdon Press, Rev. Scifres is author of Searching for Seekers:  Ministry With a New Generation of the Unchurched and Just in Time! Special Services (a collection of worship resources for non-religious holidays).  Co-author of annual publications Prepare! and The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner, Mary also writes and edits with her husband B. J. Beu The Abingdon Worship Annual.

Mary can be reached for speaking, preaching, coaching, workshop leadership, and consulting engagements at maryscifres@gmail.com or via telephone at 949-715-4630.  Visit Mary Scifres Ministries on the web at maryscifres.com.

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