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2021 XP/ADMINISTRATORS GATHERING

If you are an EPC Executive Pastor, Executive and/or Operations Director, or Business Administrator, join us this fall for our 8th annual EPC XP/Administrators Gathering and refine your ability to help your church achieve its mission and vision. You will be able to build/fortify your network of EPC peers who face similar challenges and opportunities, enhance your readiness to plan and execute change management strategies, and collaborate with peers to cultivate other essential knowledge and skills.

Our gathering consists of two parts:

1. Featured Topic seminar led by Tod Bolsinger: 1) Going from trust to transformation, 2) Converting resistance to resilience, 3) How to stop predicting and start prototyping.
2. Roundtable Discussion: Whatever topics you choose, such as church and staff leadership, volunteers, organization design, teamwork. finance, stewardship, HR/benefits, legal, IT, media, communications, facilities, security, etc.—whatever needs fixing or improvement. Facilitated by Patrick Coelho, CFO of the EPC Office of the General Assembly.

Cost is $100 per person and includes seminar speaker, two on-site lunches, Thursday dinner, and refreshments. For more information, contact Patrick Coelho at (407) 930-4405 or patrick.coelho@epc.org.

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DATES AND LOCATIONS

Denver, Colorado

October 21-22, 2021
Homewood Suites, Denver Airport

Registration Deadline: October 12

Orlando, Florida

November 11-12, 2021
EPC Office of the General Assembly

Registration Deadline: November 1

GUEST SPEAKER

Tod Bolsinger serves as Senior Congregational Strategist and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

He served as Senior Pastor of San Clemente (California) Presbyterian Church from 1997 to 2014. He previously served as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, California. He has extensive experience in church and nonprofit consulting and executive coaching, and writes on church and leadership formation. His faculty role at Fuller includes teaching the Practices of Vocational Formation class and a cohort in Leading Change for DMin students.

Bolsinger has authored five books:

Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed In the Crucible of Change (IVP Books, 2020)
Tempered Resilience Study Guide: 8 Sessions on Becoming an Adaptive Leader (IVP Books, 2020)
Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP Books, 2015)
Show Time: Living Down Hypocrisy by Living Out the Faith (Baker, 2005)
It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives (Brazos, 2004)

He also also wrote a chapter about building community in a virtual world in The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ (Crossway, 2008) and contributes essays and articles to journals in the areas of leadership, spiritual formation, leadership formation, and innovation.

You can support the ministries of the EPC by purchasing books through the links on each of the images below at Amazon.com. When you login to your Amazon account (or set up a new account), use smile.amazon.com and select “Evangelical Presbyterian Church” as your preferred charitable organization. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the EPC.

SCHEDULE

The schedule for both events will follow the same outline.

THURSDAY

Breakfast in the hotel (Complimentary in Denver).
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Change Management and Revitalization, led by Tod Bolsinger.
Lunch together on-site.
Afternoon: Roundtable discussion on morning seminar and topics selected by participants.
6:00 p.m.: Dinner together on-site.

FRIDAY

Breakfast in the hotel (Complimentary in Denver).
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Continue peer-driven roundtable discussions.
Noon: Lunch (boxed for any needing quick departure).

LODGING

Denver, Colorado

Homewood Suites, Denver Airport
$109 plus taxes
Click here for hotel reservations

Reservation deadline to receive special EPC rate: October 10

Complimentary shuttle departs from the airport on the quarter and three quarters of the hour from the West Baggage Claim only (signs are red). Use Baggage Claim door 512 and wait on island 3 (look for “Hotels” signage).

Shuttles depart from the hotel on the hour and half hour, and you must reserve your seat 24 hours prior at the hotel Front Desk. Shuttles operate 24 hours a day.

The drive is approximately 15 minutes.

Orlando, Florida

Hilton Garden Inn, Orlando Airport
$89 plus taxes
Click here for hotel reservations

Reservation deadline to receive special EPC rate: November 1

Complimentary shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport is provided; call the hotel upon arrival to receive instructions about where to meet the shuttle.

SPONSORS

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee

BMWL is a national CPA firm exclusively serving nonprofit organizations

AcctTwo

Your ministry is everything. Don’t let outdated church finances stand in your way.

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5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 930-4239
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