IFD220 – Leading Camp & Retreat Ministries into the Future
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This online workshop focuses on the rapidly changing dynamics impacting camp and retreat ministries and the strategic role of leaders in helping to forge a strong, sustainable future for the sacred places and ministries in our care. The format includes key content presentations, strategic dialogue and planning with other core leaders in the field, research and resource gathering to share, and intentional time for you as a leader to formulate vital next steps in moving forward with your own ministry teams. It is crucial for directors, board members, staff, and key volunteers to step away from day to day operations to focus on strategic direction. The workshop provides a great opportunity to gain insight and tools for this major responsibility.
Note: This course is designed for leaders who are fully employed, so the assignments will be designed for 45 minutes to 1 hour per day during the 2 week course. In addition, there will be 5-6 online class sessions lasting 1 to 1.5 hours each. The goal is to go deeper while making it doable for busy leaders.
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Jack Shitama is the Executive Director of Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries where he has served since 2000. He is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and has served as pastor of churches in Port Deposit, MD and Chesapeake City, MD. He represented the Peninsula-Delaware Conference as a clergy delegate to the 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. He served as President of the International Association of Conference Center Admnistrators from 2003-2007. He is the currently the Chair of the United Methodist National Camp and Retreat Committee.
Jack’s focus on leadership development is based on his own experience using a family systems approach to effective leadership. He is an avid learner with a passion for taking the most recent secular learnings and applying them to spiritual leadership