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Life Together 2019

March 24, 2019 - March 26, 2019


United Methodists throughout the world are bound together in a connectional covenant in which we support and hold each other accountable for faithful discipleship and mission.  Integrally holding connectional unity and local freedom, we seek to proclaim and embody the gospel in ways responsible to our specific cultural and social context while maintaining “a vital web of interactive relationships”.

These words from our Book of Discipline (paragraph 125) are just as true today as when they were written.  We are living our ministry lives together.  Physically. Spiritually. Emotionally. Connected.

Join us for Life Together 2019 as we claim our connection and the power we have to work together to proclaim and embody the gospel.

Our time together will include the Bishop’s Appreciation Dinner for clergy and a guest on March 24th at 5pm ET; an extended time of worship, for clergy only on March 25th and 26th, a proclamation and story-telling; a place and space for naming the losses of the past year and turning toward the opportunities of our post General Conference 2019 connection; opportunities for evening fellowship through pub theology and other gatherings; learning together with Ruth Haley Barton.

Founder and CEO of the Transforming Center, Barton is an author, spiritual director and teacher.  Her ministry focuses on strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders as well as the congregations they serve.  Her most recent release, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry speaks to ministry leaders about our own spiritual journeys.

Please join us as we explore the dynamics of our own call in the challenge of our ministries which are all held in connection as we experience Life Together.

Cost:  $45 March 25th & 26th
             $25 per person Clergy Appreciation Dinner –  March 24th @ 5pm ET
Registration deadline:  March 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Cancellation policy:  all cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by March 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.
Continuing Education Grants are available for this event. You may use 2018/2019 funds.  Applications must be submitted and approved by the Leadership Department for credit to your registration.  If application is not filled out or is not approved please send a check to:  INUMC; Attn:  Lisa Timmerman; 301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300; Indianapolis IN 46280
Download the form and get more information here Continuing Formation Grant Information
Hotel Information:  a block of 100 rooms has been reserved at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 9625 N Meridian St, Indianapolis IN.  The price is $123 per night.  You must call 317-587-2701 by March 4th to book your room at the discounted rate.  Request a room in the block name -“Life Together Event”.
Optional Child Care:  Child care is available for children age 3 mo – 11 years as follows
  • March 24th – $25 per child
  • March 25th – $70 per child
  • March 26th – $45 per child
Bring lunch and a snack for each child.  Child care forms must be filled out for each child.  You will need to upload the forms during the registration process.  Click here to download the child care form Child Care Form
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