Regional News

Todd Adams Keynoter at Regonal Assembly 5/14

April 22, 2016 Published by Neil Topliffe

Todd Adams, President-Elect of the Disciples Pension Fund and former Associate General Minister and VP of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will keynote the Michigan Disciples Regional Assembly on May 14 at Unity Christian Church, 5255 Linden Road, Swartz Creek, Michigan. Adams, a dynamic and creative leader in our church, will address a central concern of local church leadership these days, in an inviting and popular style – “WISDOM IN MISSION.” 

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DOWNLOAD REGIONAL ASSEMBLY REGISTRATION FORM with voting privileges details and more information – Print Copies to distribute to your congregational leaders. Registration $30.00 includes lunch. Online Registration ENDS MAY 11; after that, register at the event. On-site registration begins at 9:30 am with opening session at 10 am.

What is your understanding of the role and responsiblities of your congregation's Board? Are you aware of the legal requirements of members of the Board? Do you have knowledge of the legal requirements of members of the Board? They may sound like boring questions to answer but in today's world they are important to understand and know how to answer. And Adams walks you into the process with an engaging and inviting style. This will be a particularly beneficial presentation for all congregational church leaders, officers, elders etc.  

Of course there will be worship and exhuberant, joyous singing; the Regional Minister will give us a review of the work of the region, we'll hear about the excitement planned for Crystal Camps this summer; and there will be a short business session including a look at how critical it is for congregations and individuals to be supporting the region financially. Voting Privileges for the Business Session are described in the Assembly Registration Form attached to this web news page.

In addition, John Martek, will introduce us to Mission First! which seeks to help Disciples identify the next mission priorities for our church in the USA and Canada. What does God have for us as we move toward the year 2020 and beyond? That's the focus of Mission Matters! and for all of us. Be part of this denomination-wide process by attending the regional assembly. 

The Rev. Dr. Todd Adams serves as Senior Vice-President/President-Elect of Pension Fund of the Christian Church. He will succeed the retiring Jim Hamlett in September as the ninth President of the Pension Fund. Previously Adams served as Associate General Minister and Vice-President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, the Interim President of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Interim President of the Church Finance Council and Senior Minister of Memorial Drive Christian Church, Houston, TX.

Todd leads workshops and retreats on non-profit governance, compensation and benefits, congregational transformation, stewardship, and financial ethics. He is a certified Goverance Trainer for Board Source. Adams is a 1994 graduate of Chapman University, Orange, CA. and has a Master of Divinity from Philips Theological Seminary, Tulsa OK, and an earned Doctor of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. He is married with two teenage children.