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 2021 CHURCH LEADERS EVENT 

The Church Leaders Event is an annual gathering for, you guessed it, CHURCH LEADERS! Though the format will be different this year (and we'll surely miss seeing each other face to face and sharing ‘ono food), we will still learn, connect, network, and fellowship together. Join us online for this virtual event!

The 2021 Church Leaders Event will start at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, with a welcome and opening. Workshops (listed below) will be held on Saturday 2/13, Monday 2/15, Thursday 2/18 and conclude on Saturday 2/20. It will all take place online.

 

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ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The keynote speaker on Saturday, February 13 will be Dr. Ronald Heifetz. Dr. Heifetz is among the world’s foremost authorities on the practice and teaching of leadership. He speaks extensively and advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across the globe.

Dr. Heifetz founded the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School where he has taught for nearly four decades. He is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership. Dr. Heifetz played a pioneering role in establishing leadership as an area of study and education in the United States and at Harvard. His research addresses two challenges: developing a conceptual foundation for the analysis and practice of leadership; and developing transformative methods for leadership education, training, and consultation.

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WHEN
Saturday, February 13

Monday, February 15

Thursday, February 18

Saturday, February 20

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WHERE

Online, Zoom

 

COST
$30 per person

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
February 10, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

WORKSHOPS

[ 2 workshops x 4 days = 8 learning opportunities ]

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Ron Heifetz

An acclaimed author and trainer of transformative leadership, he formed the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and is respected as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the practice and teaching of leadership.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
 

LEADERSHIP AND ADAPTABILITY

Presenter: Ron Heifitz

Introduction to a practical framework of the practice of leadership—the adaptability of organizations to thrive in changing environments. Distinguish between leadership and authority and between technical and adaptive problem-solving. Explore limitations and resources that come with authority.

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Ellen Godbey Carson

A retired attorney who served as President of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association, she is a member of Church of the Crossroads.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

1:00 - 2:15 P.m.
 

TIPS FOR ONLINE

CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS

Presenter: Ellen Godbey Carson

What does the state require for virtual meeting? What official board actions are required? How do you manage the virtual meeting, including voting?

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Andrew Warner

As the Generosity Outreach Officer of the United Church of Christ, Andrew trains, coaches, and mentors conference and congregational leaders to strengthen the culture of generosity.

Monday, February 15, 2021

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
 

TREASURERS & STEWARDSHIP

CHAIRS BEST PRACTICES

Presenter: Andrew Warner

Learn best practices for sustainability and developing a year-around practice of telling your church’s story. Review record keeping, safe practices, helpful financial reports, and thanking donors.

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Jeffrey Miguel Acido

Educated in education and theology, Jeffrey has a passion for developing young leaders of faith to address social justice and practice liberation faith.

Monday, February 15, 2021

7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
 

THE NEXT GENERATION

Presenter: Jeff Acido

How do we use the gifts and wisdom of the next generation to develop faithful and relevant ministry? How do we move to prophetic vision and intergenerational space?

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Caroline Belsom

An attorney, Caroline led us through the first virtual HCUCC ‘Aha Pae‘āina, as the Chair of the Conference Council. She was an Assistant Moderator for the UCC General Synod and has served on boards of nonprofits on Maui. She is a member of Wailuku Union Church.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
 

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP:
MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

Part 1—Meetings

Presenter: Caroline Belsom

Learn how to manage others’ expectations as well as yours to prevent gaps between perceptions and realities of church life and governance. This introduction to expectations of management will include applications in conducting meetings.

Josh Hayashi

Josh is the principal consultant for Hoku‘iwa, a business that has a passion for the church. He is also a chaplain for the middle school at Punahou School.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
 

FACING THE FUTURE

TOGETHER WITH HOPE

Presenter: Josh Hayashi

Churches are facing similar challenges: decreasing membership, aging and tired leadership, and costly facility maintenance. What are the options and stories of some churches in our conference that have made significant decisions? What can God do with our churches? Is the future bleak? Guided discussion, with an opportunity for audience participation.

Panelists: 

Wayne Ibara, Makiki Christian Church (Oahu Association)
Robb Kojima, Wailuku Union Church (Tri-Isle Association)
Sage Chee, Hau'ula Congregational Church (AHEC)

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Caroline Belsom

An attorney, Caroline led us through the first virtual HCUCC ‘Aha Pae‘āina, as the Chair of the Conference Council. She was an Assistant Moderator for the UCC General Synod and has served on boards of nonprofits on Maui. She is a member of Wailuku Union Church.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
 

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP:
MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

Part 2—Records Management

Presenter: Caroline Belsom

Learn how to manage others’ expectations as well as yours to prevent gaps between perceptions and realities of church life and governance. Receive specific tips for creating a system for organizing and managing church records.

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David Popham

The HCUCC Conference Minister since September 2019, David was a pastor for 11 years and has 13 years in conference ministry as an associate conference minister in the Rocky Mountain and Central Atlantic Conferences.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
 

DON'T PANIC: LIVING IN COVENANT

Rev. Dr. David Popham, Conference Minister

Help for times when there’s a concern between the pastor and church members, as when a new pastor comes, or there’s smoldering conflict—or worse. With the biblical model of Covenant, there’s no need to panic and turn to society’s divorce model.

This event is made possible by your generous contributions to Our Church's Wider Mission.