Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry

Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry: Getting Back into the Neighborhood

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to Thursday, November 8, 2018

At the 2018 Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry, we will visit four traditional United Methodist churches and learn about their creative neighborhood ministries. 

Please read the book, 'The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship, and Community' by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, and Dwight J. Friesen. 

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at St. Andrew UMC (Highlands Ranch)

  • 1 p.m. - Welcome and opening worship
  • 2:30 p.m. - Theme discussion
  • 4:30 p.m. - Dinner and follow up conversation regarding our Israel trip
  • 6-9 p.m. - St. Andrew UMC's story

Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Denver 

  • 9 a.m. - Highlands UMC's story
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch in the Highlands neighborhood
  • 2 p.m. - Belong's story
  • 5:30 p.m. - Dinner in the neighborhood

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • 8 a.m. - Littleton UMC's story
  • 11 a.m. - Closing
  • 12 p.m. - Depart

If you live in the Metro Area, you are not required to stay at the hotel (information to come), and if you live outside the area and want to stay with family or friends, that is an option as well. 

Please let Jessica Rooks know if you need childcare. 

For more information on the Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry, please contact Rev. Dr. Youngsook Charlene Kang, Superintendent of Leadership Development for the Mountain Sky Conference at