Merritt to lead discussion of how to reach young adults at CLC


More people, younger people, more diverse people. These words echo throughout the Mississippi Conference these days, issuing a challenge to all United Methodists to broaden our outreach to those around us. 

The 2009 Clergy Leadership Conference, scheduled for Jan. 26-28 at Alta Woods UMC in Jackson, will pursue the theme, “Holy Curiosity: Embracing the Gospel with Young Adults.”  The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, a Presbyterian pastor in Washington, D.C. and author of the book Tribal Church: Ministering to the Mission Generation, is the resource person. 

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