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Leading Mustard Seed

Churches into the Future

Leading Mustard Seed Being Relevant in a Changing Culture
Churches into the Future TN Annual Conference
Registration Fee: $25
  $15 each additional person from a church or charge Fellowship of
The small (registration fee includes lunch)
Local Pastors and
church is a Location: Associate Members
community of First United Methodist Church Murfreesboro
faith with a rich 265 W. Thompson Lane
past, a Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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present and an
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April 30, 2011
leading the United Methodist Church
into the future! Dr. Lew Parks will Name:
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present: “Leading Mustard Seed Murfreesboro
Churches into the Future” – don’t miss 265 W. Thompson Lane
it! Return registration to:
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10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ATTN: Tijunia Brooks
433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478
Sponsored in part by
Leading Mustard Seed
Guest Speaker: Churches into the Future
Dr. Lew Parks  
Join us for an exceptional
seminar on pastoral leadership
in an ever-changing, ever-
shifting culture. Learn how to
move mustard seed churches
Dr. Lew Parks is Professor of forward into a future of
Theology, Ministry, and relevance and vitality in our
Congregational Development at world!
The Tennessee Conference Fellowship of Local Wesley Theological Seminary in
Pastors and Associate Members exists to provide
mutual support for its members for the sake of
Washington, DC where he also Program
the life and mission of the United Methodist directs the doctor of ministry
Church. One of the purposes of the Fellowship is program. 10:00 a.m. Check- in
to provide for regular gatherings of local pastors
10:30 a.m. Morning Session
and associate members for continuing formation Before being called to Wesley in
in relationship to Jesus Christ through such 12:00 Lunch
1998; he served United Methodist 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
experiences as Bible study, study of issues facing
the church and society, and theological
churches of all sizes throughout the 3:00 p.m. Conclusion
exploration in vocational identity and leadership. central Pennsylvania area and was a
We also strive to encourage local pastors in district superintendent of a town
continued study beyond the Course of Study; to and country district. He co-authored CEU’s available
develop a bond of unity and common Ducking Spears, Dancing Madly
commitment to the mission and ministry of The
(2004) with Bruce Birch and wrote
United Methodist Church and the annual
Preaching in the Small Membership Questions??? Call –
conference; and to enable the creation of
relationships that allow mutual support and Church (2009).
trust. Center for Church Leadership
  In recent years he has been working Dr. Ed Trimmer – Director
The Fellowship consists of all local pastors and with lay and clergy leaders of small 800-467-1273 ext. 3834
associate members (under appointment and Tijunia Brooks - Exec Assist
retired) of the Tennessee Annual Conference.
churches across the country. Dr.
800-467-1273 ext. 3898
More information may be obtained by visiting Parks is married to Peggy. They have
the Fellowship’s website at http:// two children and six grandchildren.