Love Your Neighbor


West District Training Event


September 15, 2018

Mount Pleasant UMC – Terre Haute


Registration will close at 11:59 PM on September 12.


Jesus’ commandment and commission to each believer is clear:  “Love one another” and “Go make disciples.” Do you believe you could be better at both?  This training will equip and inspire you so that you can do the work that God expects of His Church.  Please make every effort to attend with many from your congregation!!


Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jim Ozier and Allison Curts

Jim Ozier has served the United Methodist Church in active service for 51 years.  He retired from the North Texas Conference last year in order to work directly with congregations as a workshop leader, coach and consultant.  Based on techniques and ideas learned from his experience with Southwest Airlines, his focus for the West District will be on church culture and hospitality. Rev. Ozier’s ideas have been published in the book Clip In: Risking Hospitality in Your Church which he co-authored.


Allison Curts serves the Indiana Conference as Associate Director of Mission and Justice Ministries.  Mission and Justice Ministries seeks to help church members make discipleship transformation a reality, by equipping and clarifying your missionary life. The team connects local churches to resources for the purpose of consciousness-raising, missional-action, and institutional change through relationship building that values each individual as a child of God.


Details for “Love Your Neighbor - Hospitality on the Go”  – September 15, 2018


 8:30 -  9:00 am       Registration

 9:00 - 10:00            Loving God (Spiritual Formation)           

10:15 - 11:15           Loving through the Church (Practical Application and Hospitality)           

11:30 - 12:15           Lunch provided on site

12:30 -   1:30           Loving Your Neighbor (Building Relationships)           

  1:45  -  2:30           Loving the Neighborhood (How to Know Your Community)           

  • Additional Training led by Jim Ozier: 3:00 – 5:00 How to Recruit and Train Hospitality Teams for the Local Church
  • Cost per person will be $10.00 which includes lunch and the additional training session from 3:00-5:00 for those interested.
  • Childcare will be provided
  • Registration will go on-line beginning July 26, 2018


Registration will close at 11:59 PM on September 12.

Below are documents you can download and use for publicizing this event with your congregation: