The 2017 WINTER Pastor’s Area Meetings are coming very soon!  These meetings will be led by District Superintendent Dr. David Bowser, along with the Mid-Atlantic Staff.

We are looking forward to our January Area Pastor’s Meeting over the next several days. These meetings are very important as we prepare for this year’s Mission Advance. We will be sharing information that will help as you finalize your reports and prepare your delegates for this year’s gathering of the District Family.

If you are unable to attend the Area Pastor’s Meeting closest to you, please attend another meeting that is convenient to you.

January 19 - Melwood Church of the Nazarene - 9:00 am
January 19 - Bi-Vocational Pastors - District Missional Resource Center - 6:30-8:30 pm
January 20 - Crossroads Church of the Nazarene - 9:00 am
January 21 - Latino Pastors Meeting - District Missional Resource Center - 10:00 am
January 22 - Haitian Pastors Meeting - Milford, DE Church - 3:00-5:00 pm
January 24 - Bedford Church of the Nazarene - 9:00 am
January 25 - New Freedom Church of the Nazarene - 9:00 am
January 26 - Milford Church of the Nazarene - 9:00 am

To prepare for the Area Meeting every Lead Pastor will be asked to give a two minute verbal report of your ministry over this past year. You will be asked to give this report in front of those who are attending the meetings. As you remember from our last Area Pastor Meetings, I shared that every pastor will report at this year’s Mission Advance. There will be three different formats…tthe Twitter (140 characters) report, the “elevator speech” (30 seconds), or the Pecha Kuchu presentation. For the Area Pastor’s Meeting every Lead Pastor will be given two minutes to report.  Please prepare your report to fit into this time table. Following our Area Pastors meeting we will let you know which of the three formats you will be asked to use during Mission Advance.

Lastly, we will be reviewing the following:
   @ Strategies for Preparing the Annual Pastor’s Report
   @ Learning about this year’s Missional Ministries Pledge
   @ The Future of Mission Advance

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to meeting with you and catching up on the work that you are doing.

Blessings and Peace!
Dr. David Bowser