See Reggie McNeal at FUMC Mansfield on September 10th!

As I’m sure you are aware, we are but a few weeks from our annual Fall Summit. This year, the featured speaker is Reggie McNeal, a renowned expert on guiding and inspiring congregations to take on and embrace the missional mindset. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news postings, you’ll know that Bishop Lowry and my colleagues here at the Conference Service Center have put together a world-class learning experience for us focused on a topic that is of paramount importance if we are to succeed in our mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Shifting the Focus of our churches from an inward, church-centric point of view to an outward, missional, kingdom-centric mindset can be challenging for even the most willing of congregations. As such, I’d like to strongly suggest that you don’t miss this opportunity to join this conversation with Reggie McNeal. And don’t come alone; the more ears we have at the meeting the more energized and equipped hands and feet we’ll have on the ground following it.

Please prayerfully consider joining Bishop Lowry, me and your friends from around the conference for this important event and then register as soon as you can so that the conference and First UMC Mansfield can get an accurate count for meals, child care, etc. There are two ways you can register, either by mail or online. To register online all you have to do is click here or visit and click on the “Special Events” tab on the right hand side of the home page and then follow the prompts. You can also mail in your registration. Just download the registration form and let the U.S. Postal service do the rest.