REACH Network Group: Leadership

This Network Group includes:

  • Sessions on multiplying your ministry to reach more people
  • A monthly environment where everyone is focused on reaching new people
  • The chance to grow personally and take your church to the next level
  • Worship & Prayer
  • Strategic Focus - Overview of the strategy of multiplication use
  • Leadership Focus - Teaching on a facet of multiplying your ministry
  • Next Step Planning - What next steps do you need to take?
  • Lunch and snack provided *If meeting in person!*
  • Ability to attend via ZOOM

Yearly Investment for this Network Group $500.00

Leadership that will help you reach more people.

You are invited to the 2022 Network Group experience focusing on leading ministries to reach more people. We will visit churches throughout the Michigan Area to hear their stories, be taught by leaders from throughout the U.S. and will explore new ways to grow the ministries of your church, especially in this Covid era.

Participants will gain competency and confidence  in leadership, as well as increase their effectiveness in multiplying their ministries to reach more people, more diverse people and younger people.

We will host this 2022 REACH Leadership Network Group in person and virtually. 

"The Leadership Network group has been a great opportunity for me to see first-hand some of the most creative and successful churches in our Conference.  Furthermore, it has allowed me to network with some of the most creative pastors in the Conference.  I highly recommend signing up for it."  Ron Brooks, pastor of Jackson: Brookside/Trinity UMC

About your presenter:  Dirk Elliott

Rev. Dirk Elliott is Director of Congregational Vibrancy for the Michigan Conference. Dirk has served in similar positions in the Detroit and East Ohio Conferences of the UMC for the past 18 years.

Prior to his ministry as part of Conference Staff, Dirk served for 18 years in pastoral ministry in three appointments. Much of his continuing education has been in the areas of church growth, evangelism and faith sharing.

Dirk is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation and an endorsed Mentor Coach through Path 1 of UMC Discipleship Ministries. He is on the Executive Strategy Team for the Path 1 Team, the United Methodist’s church planting initiative through Discipleship Ministries. Dirk is the author of Vital Merger: A New Church Start Approach that Joins Church Families Together.

Dirk and his spouse, Tricia, currently live in Linden, Michigan. Tricia is a graduate of the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. She is a Spiritual Director focusing primarily on directing women clergy and clergy spouses, as well as a retreat leader, leading retreats in Spiritual Formation.

In Person Sessions will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm. ZOOM Sessions will run from 9:30am to Noon

January 20, 2022

February 17, 2022 

March 7-10, 2022 Exponential Conference

April 14, 2022

May 19, 2022

August 18, 2022

September 15, 2022

October 20, 2022

November 17, 2022