A group of Rostered Leaders in the Metro DC Synod, ELCA visited Garfield United Methodist Church (UMC) in Clevleand, OH in May 2018. Garfiled UMC is a 1,100 member church in three locations. It is throroughly multi-ethic, multi-classed, gay/straight, and conservatives/liberals friendly. This Developing Leaders, New Connections workshop was held at the MetroDC Synod Assembly in June 2018. Participants discussed our desire to be more multi-cultural as we make new connections in our communities and grow our churches. This is based off of Mark Deymaz' book, Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church - Mandate, Commitments, and Pratices of a Diverse Congregation. Please download the slides presented by the Rev. Phil Hirsch and Ms. Christy Hartigan.
Mosaix, led by Garfield's Pastor Chip Freed and Pastor Mark Deymaz, will provide additional training to Metro DC rostered and lay leaders in October, 2018.