Back to Basics
Saturday, March 5, 2022
**REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, March 1, 2022**
The 2022 CLD focuses on elder/deacon training and leadership
development with two courses—see descriptions below:
▪ COURSE 1 – Called and Equipped: Training for Elders and Deacons
▪ COURSE 2 – Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
Courses are designed for:
▪ new elders & deacons
▪ elders & deacons at large
Courses are FREE—all are encouraged to attend!
Schedule of the day–
▪ 9–9:15 a.m. Welcome & instructions for COURSE 1
▪ 9:15–11:15 – COURSE 1 – Called and Equipped: Training for Elders & Deacons
▪ 11:30 – 12 noon Worship – for registrants attending one or both courses
▪ 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – COURSE 2 – Canoeing the Mountains: Christian
Leadership in Uncharted Territory
9:15–11:15 COURSE 1
Called and Equipped: Training for Elders & Deacons
Rev. Aaron Neff and Rev. Erin Jacobson, First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford
Join in this interactive seminar to gain practical leadership tools, hone your skills for the ministry to which you have been called, and discover how discernment lies at the heart of Presbyterian leadership. A portion of the course will be spent in groups of elders and deacons focusing on the unique parts of each ministry. New and returning elders and deacons will leave feeling equipped and inspired.
11:30 – 12 noon Worship
Led by the Harvest Neighborhood of Presbyterian Churches and our ecumenical friend, Albion First Baptist Church. Also featuring specially created music by Laurence Tallman, music director at Byron Presbyterian Church.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. COURSE 2
Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory Elder Susan Orr, Transitional Leader/Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Genesee Valley Although explorers Lewis and Clark were prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves facing the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a context you were not expecting. If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind the canoe and find new navigational tools. Author Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches through uncharted territory to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world. This course is a broad overview of Bolsinger’s book of the same title and serves as an introduction to a six-part series being offeredPresbytery-wide by Zoom on Wednesday evenings April 20 – May 25.