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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears
The Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears, a native of Brooklyn, New York, serves as the Conference Missional Strategist of the Metropolitan District of the New York Annual Conference. Rev. Sears is privileged to be a part of an annual conference that is trailblazing the way to transformation and leads the district in creating new spaces for all of God’s people. In restructuring the local church, human and financial resources are used to support the missional needs of the church while developing ways to connect with the changing communities. Within this context she enthusiastically fulfills her task as missional strategist and Dean of the cabinet.

The Metropolitan District consists of ethnically, culturally, economically and theologically diverse congregations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and lower Westchester. Rev. Sears seeks to equip the laity and clergy by providing leadership training, “D.S. chats,” and dialogues on sexual humanity with pastors of color. She has also formed strong interfaith and community relationships.

Rev. Sears holds a B.A. Degree from Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana; M.S. Degree from Bank Street College of Education, New York, New York; in Mathematics Leadership; and a M. Div. from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. She earned her D. Min. Degree from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey in Congregational Growth and Development. She was ordained a deacon in 1999 and an elder in 2002.

Rev. Dr. Sears is married to Wendell T. Sears. They are thankful for their best blessings ever, Daniel and William.

Sessions
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Chief Missional Strategists are invited to participate in a networking conversation. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook of the Mississippi Conference and The Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears of the New York Conference will facilitate the group as we navigate the responsibilities of the Chief Missional Strategists, share best practices while stressing the importance of prayer and rest. We will discuss the need to prioritize the work of the mission field while leading effective change.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Chief Missional Strategists are invited to participate in a networking conversation. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook of the Mississippi Conference and The Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears of the New York Conference will facilitate the group as we navigate the responsibilities of the Chief Missional Strategists, share best practices while stressing the importance of prayer and rest. We will discuss the need to prioritize the work of the mission field while leading effective change.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Geared toward Chief Missional Strategists (CMS/DS) The Chief Missional Strategist formerly known as the District Superintendent, is challenged to move the role of administrator to one who is prayerfully and missionally focused on the entire conference. It is a call to empower clergy and churches to create new spaces for new people, by making bold decisions that position the church to live into its mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:15 PM to 4:45 AM

Geared toward Chief Missional Strategists (DS) The Chief Missional Strategist formerly known as the District Superintendent, is challenged to move the role of administrator to one who is prayerfully and missionally focused on the entire conference.  It is a call to empower clergy and churches to create new spaces for new people, by making bold decisions that position the church to live into its mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world.

Friday, November 30, 2018 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

We will gather in groups of our peers (Bishops, CMS/DSs, Developers, pastors and lay), to walk through the ideas we have heard and discuss ways in which we can contextualize them to our particular work and setting. Network, refine, resource and plan for effective implementation.

Friday, November 30, 2018 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

We will gather in groups of our peers (Bishops, CMS/DSs, Developers, pastors and lay), to walk through the ideas we have heard and discuss ways in which we can contextualize them to our particular work and setting. Network, refine, resource and plan for effective implementation.

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