Schedule Information

for March 26-28, 2019

HERE IS A BRIEF DAILY SCHEDULE and information on the 12th Annual Gathering
for TIIMSA. 

Tuesday, March 26

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Upper Room Chapel and Museum Tour
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Reception at Best Western Plus Airport Hotel

Wednesday, March 27

8:30 a.m.    Check-in at Donelson Heights United Methodist Church

9:00 a.m.    Welcome and Opening Worship

9:15 a.m.    Plenary #1 with Nancy Bradley and David Olson

               “Developing a Strategic Plan”

Noon           Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Plenary #2 with Nancy Bradley and David Olson

              “Continuing Strategic Planning”

5:00 p.m.  A Panel Discussion “For Just Such a Time as This”

  • Dr. Lovett Weems: Wesley Seminary Distinguished Professor
    of Church Leadership
  • Bishop Janice Huie: sharing Judicatory experience
  • Dr. Melanie Rosa: former DS, TIIMS-trained  Pastor 
  • Rev. Mitchell Lewis: Dir. of Endorsement (UMEA), GBHEM

7:00 p.m.  TIIMSA Banquet: Entertainment Nashville Style!
                     at the Scarritt Bennett Center

Thursday, March 28

9:00 a.m.  Plenary #3 with Nancy Bradley and David Olson
                    at Donelson Heights United Methodist Church

“Take-Homes: Applying This Process in YOUR Ministry Setting”

11:00 a.m.   TIIMSA Board of Directors Reports

Election of Officers
Gathering for Next Year (2020)

11:30 a.m.  Closing Worship with Holy Communion

Noon           Dismissal and Homeward Bound

Developing the Strategic Plan “For Just Such a Time as This”

The 2019 Gathering Facilitators, Nancy Bradley and David Olson, are career educators who bring a combined 88 years of teaching, administration, and leadership in strategic organizational planning and implementation.

Traveling extensively across the country, independently and together, they have provided facilitation for organizational development in academia, non-profit organizations, and their own churches.  (Nancy and David are life-long United Methodists.)  Their creative leadership has helped organization leaders structure, develop and deliver strong, creative processes with strategic plans designed for vitality and long-range success.

Of course, their work always focuses on the learner/participant and the essential teamwork paramount to successful achievement of the goals necessary for new directions and greater success. As a participant, you will experience AND acquire a hands-on approach to innovative organizational leadership.

The 2019 Gathering is pleased to bring you Nancy and David in Nashville. Come and hone your skills and learn how to lead a successful process to guide your congregation, your district, or your conference as you help build and transition into their most successful future.

Ya’ll come!!!