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Annual MID Gathering

Apr 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

MID Gathering

Members in Discernment, advisors, pastors, and Committee on Ministry members from all five Associations are invited to attend the Annual MID Gathering at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park. This hybrid event will give you an opportunity to connect with other MIDs, advisors and COM members as well as hear presentations on best practices from the national setting (MESA), the journey of non-conventional and bi-vocational calls, and post-COVID search and call.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. The building is accessible. There will also be a virtual option for those who can’t attend in person. The agenda for the meeting is below.

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9:30 – Registration open / light breakfast
10:00 – Opening/Welcoming
10:10 – MID and Best Practice from MESA’s perspective
– Manual on Ministry, and how to use it
– Standing and ministries in global and national settings
10:55 – short break
11:00 – My MID process A (four-way covenant/bi-vocational
11:15 – MY MID process B (non-conventional
11:30 – Innovative programs
– What might go wrong and slow in MID’s process
– Post Covid Callings
– Post Ecclesial Council – The Search ad Call Process
12:00 – Small sending-out service
12:30 – Lunch and casual chat
1:30 – Goodbye and wrap up/clean the space


Apr 6
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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