Five things you need to know this week

Posted on December 4, 2017 | Announcements

1. 3DM Discipleship and Mission Taster Announced for January 18-19, 2018

Gina Mueller of 3DM will be giving a 3DM Discipleship and Mission Taster Workshop in Aberdeen, SD.  The event will begin Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM and conclude Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CST). Gina has presented to us before at the Leadership Event 2017 in Pierre with great reviews. Check out her LEAD talk here.

Explore the dynamics of making disciples of Jesus who can join God in his mission.
Discover the principles of going from having a ministry to leading a movement: reproducing disciples instead of just recruiting more volunteers, multiplying communities instead of just adding more people.

"I had been in pastoral ministry for 28 years, always seeking and searching for models for discipleship when I was introduced to 3DM.  It has proven to very useful in providing both a practical model for discipleship, as well as a way to move the church out of it's four way and into the community in mission." 
-Steve Anderson, Senior Pastor; Cornerstone UMC, Watertown, SD

Read more about the event and the schedule here.

2. Consider camper registration as a Christmas gift

The 2018 Summer Camp Booklet will be sent to local churches in January and online registration will open in early January.

Early registration assures the best selection of camps to choose from. Grandparents … a week at a Dakotas UM Camp would be a great Christmas gift for the children and teens you love. Click here to donate funds for camping.

3. SOP Mission for Dominican Republic

Eight United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) will be spreading the good news of solar cooking in the Dominican Republic December 4-15. The team will be working in partnership with our Dominican counterparts and United Methodist Missionaries Gordon and Ardell Graner.  Click here for details.


4. Vote for your top 5 stories

Vote now for your favorite top five stories from Mondays @ Dakotas 2017. Many clergy, lay leaders and parishioners were featured making a difference around the Dakotas Conference in 2017. Please take a few minutes to review and vote at the link below. The top five will be posted in Mondays @ Dakotas on January 2, 2018.

Click here to vote for your top 5 stories.


5. Chuck Knows Church: Advent Wreath

Advent is a time of anticipation. Chuck looks at the symbolism in using an Advent wreath to count the weeks to Christmas. Chuck Knows Church: The Original Series aims to interpret the objects, symbols, and terms we often hear in church. Each video features “Chuck” who helps us learn more about our church while inviting us to have deeper conversation with our pastor. See video here