This workshop is open to all congregations who worry about shrinking attendance and the future of their ministry. Does your church struggle to pay the bills? Wonder how to attract younger people? Worry that in a few years your church will die if something doesn't change? People say “We are just a small congregation”....”We used to have ________” . We remember times in the past with full pews, active youth groups, and healthy church treasuries. Lots of churches across the US are experiencing the same issues. Some are discovering God's call into an exciting future! We hope that you will join us! Please RSVP to Kate at 361-7763 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th.
The Rev. Dr. Marcia Clark Myers is a retired Presbyterian minister who most recently served as Director of the Office of Vocation for The Presbyterian Church (USA). She came to ministry after a time as a family service caseworker for the State of New Jersey . A graduate of Drew University, she earned her M.Div. at Princeton and her D. Min from McCormick Theological Seminary. Ordained for 35 years, she has served as pastor and as presbytery staff in West Virginia and Kentucky with special expertise in small church ministry and has published several works about the Appalachian region. She has taught practical ministry for seminary students and pastors in their first call and initiated the “For Such a Time as This” small church pastoral residency program. In retirement she wears multiple hats as a volunteer at South Louisville Community Ministries, faculty for CREDO, and “Granny” to grandchildren Ethan and Isabel who live nearby with their parents.