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Making Change

Implementing & Sustaining Change in the Church
An Advanced Workshop for Pastors, Leaders, Dreamers, & Visionaries
on Leading Change Successfully and Effectively

Friday, May 20
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Laguna Beach Top of the World Retreat
$50 Early Registration includes lunch & materials
Register by May 2, via email  to maryscifres@gmail.com

Visit www.maryscifres.com for more details.

     The reality of change in the church is a constant in the shifting sands of today’s world.  In this advanced workshop on change, Scifres will introduce tools for implementing and sustaining change in your church or organization. Scifres will introduce a variety of methods for building a change-ready church. Hands-on examples will allow participants to strengthen and test your skills for guiding and leading change in community. 

     Pastors and church leaders can transform the need for change into an opportunity for growth and vitality with the right skills and attitude.  This workshop helps to provide just that skill-set.  For most of us know that whether we effectively change and guide our churches through the change process often determines whether we remain vital leaders or find ourselves looking for other work!
Prior attendance at “Changing Church” is strongly advised for this workshop.  DVDs and workshop materials from “Changing Church” are available for purchase, for those who need the background materials prior to May 20. 

Friday, May 20, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$55 Registration includes lunch & materials
(Enjoy $50 Early Registration Special by Registering by May 2!)
(.5 CEU credit available with certificate for additional $5)
Top of the World Retreat
28825 Top of the World Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

About Your Workshop Leader:
     Rev. Mary J. 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.

     Mary is author of “Searching for Seekers:  Ministry with a New Generation of the Unchurched,” “The Abingdon Worship Annual,” “Prepare!” and “The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner.”

Enjoy A Laguna Retreat:
     Top of the World Retreat is our new home in Laguna Beach.  Located on both Shady Lane and Top of the World Drive, this multi-level home includes view- and garden-retreat-decks for your enjoyment.  Workshops take place in the spacious living area, and lunch is served in the adjacent dining room, with seating both outside and in. 

     Our Top of the World Retreat Home offers comfortable space and time to learn, reflect, and retreat.  Situated above the Laguna Wilderness Canyon, this sacred space provides lovely vistas and a quiet place for conversation, contemplation, and education. 

     Lunch includes salad, grilled chicken, and bread.  Light snacks, coffee, tea, and filtered water will be available throughout the day as well.

     Come early or stay late to walk the nearby park or canyon paths or stroll through the Old Top of the World neighborhood.  Just down the hill, enjoy the quaint ambiance and lovely beaches of Laguna, complete with two public paved trails, dozens of beach accesses, five city parks, and one county park.  Art galleries, shops, restaurants, and hotels abound in Laguna Beach.  
Located in the heart of southern California, Laguna can be the starting point for a fun family vacation or a relaxing retreat.  Fly into nearby Orange County Airport (SNA) and arrive in Laguna in less than half an hour.  Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are only 30 minutes away, Legoland only 45 minutes away, and the sights of either San Diego or L.A./Hollywood are within 70 miles.  Click here for Laguna Beach lodging and recreation information: http://www.lagunabeach.com/

     As always, private or group coaching sessions are available on Thursday evening before the event or Friday evening & Saturday morning after the event.  Contact Mary for more details.

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