THRIVE 2021 Leadership Training

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THRIVE 2021 Rise Up and Rebuild: Empowering, Encouraging & Equipping is quickly approaching and here are the details to prepare you and your churches for this virtual leadership event!
REVIEW the SIX breakout sessions below and decide which you would like to attend.  Please note the event and all sessions will be recorded for those who would like to view another session at a later date!
REGISTER for the event by clicking on the Registration link, Register for Thrive 2021 Here.  Then you will be given the opportunity to choose a breakout session. Registration Deadline February 16, 2021.
SHARE this information with ALL lay and clergy in your congregations!
Please direct all questions to Lisa Martin at
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m.!

THRIVE 2021 Breakout Sessions
– Difficult Dialogues
These dialogues will engage in a critical discourse that involves our emotional and intellectual courage and a personal journey into oppression, discrimination, privilege and racism.  This session focuses on how to prepare a small group for the complex journey of self-discovery and love for humanity.
Facilitators:  Rick Quinn, Lay Leadership Team of McKendree UMC
Rev. Dr. Sheila Peters, Pastor of Braden Memorial UMC
– Digital Tech Tools for Churches
Using technology to build community and connection in your church
Facilitators: Rev. Stephen Sauls, Pastor of Hilldale UMC
Rev. Michele Morton, Campus Minister of TSU Wesley Foundation
– Self Care: Good Posture Matters
Is sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time causing eye strain, aches and pain in shoulders, legs, neck or back?  Poor posture could be a contributing factor.   In this session, you will learn the relationship between posture and overall health, and simple strategies to improve posture.
Facilitator:  Rev. Dr. Paula Smith, Pastor of Gordon Memorial UMC
– Intentional Discipleship Systems (2 options)
Learn the “why” of discipleship and strategically planning for discipleship formation to Empower, Encourage, and Equip disciples in your congregation
English Session:
Facilitator:  Scott Hughes, Executive Director of Congregational Vitality and Intentional Discipleship at Discipleship Ministries
Spanish Session:
Facilitator:  Rev. Patricia Peña, Pastor of Christ UMC, in Lehigh Acres, FL
– Sermon Series Preaching
Join us for teaching and dialogue on planning and preaching relevant, captivating sermon series
Facilitators:  Rev. Jacob Armstrong, Pastor of Providence UMC
Rev. Sam McGlothlin, Pastor of Belle Meade UMC
Red River District Office
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 847, Clarksville TN  37041-0847
Location Address:
3375 Hwy 41A South, Clarksville TN  37043