Bishop Mike Coyner and Dr. Doug Anderson will lead the Making a Good Move Seminar for all clergy moving to new appointments this year. The seminar is scheduled to begin Friday, May 14 at 2 p.m. (ET) and running into the evening for clergy and their spouses, if they are available. The seminar will continue on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for clergy, spouses and the chairperson or other representative from the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee of the new appointment church. The seminar will be held at the Plainfield UMC, 600 Simons Street in Plainfield, just west of the Indianapolis International Airport off Interstate 70.

The purpose of this seminar is to help clergy, spouses and the PPRC begin their new appointments get off to a good start. Topics of the seminar include:

  • Leaving Well: “Saying Good-Bye,”
  • Your First Impressions,
  • Your Leadership Choice,
  • Your Leadership Results,
  • Your Teamwork with Pastor-Staff Parish Relations Committee,
  • Your First Sunday,
  • Your First Week,
  • Your First Few Months,
  • Your First Conflict, and
  • Your Spiritual Survival Kit.

To register for the event, go to or call Lisa at the Indiana Conference Center toll-free at 877-781-6706 or 317-924-1321 ext. 1020.