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hosted by the Reinhardt University Ministerial Association

Box lunches and beverages are included in the $35 per person registration fee.   

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Rx for a Healthy Church 

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.: optional 30-minute consultation appointments 

at Reinhardt University
Falany Performing Arts Center
Waleska, Ga. 30183

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Transform Your Church into a Vibrant and Healthy Center of Faith Starting with these Five Key Ministries:

  • Prayer Ministry – comprehensive, action-based, laity led and impacting your community
  • Worship – building dynamic and effective worship that is culturally sensitive and spiritually transformational
  • Nominations and Leader Development – a year-round ministry of excellence 
  • Relational Initiation of New Friendships – consistent, disciplined, laity-driven outreach
  • Faith in Action (Stewardship) – year-round
    ministry of clarifying vision, celebrating ministries and increasing the joy of giving

You will be encouraged to consider these questions:

  • Are the Laity in your church the actual, ministry strength of your congregation? 
  • As Pastor, would you value being freed up to have more time and energy to become the very best Pastor your church has ever known?
  • Do you desire to experience an exponential increase in the passion your laity have for serving in ministry as well as reaching out to those beyond the walls of your church? 
  • Is your church effectively assimilating both worship visitors and new members into lasting relationships and life transforming ministries? 
  • Would you love to discover a holistic, creative, comprehensive strategy for increasing the joy of giving financially and ministry participation in your congregation?


Seminar Leaders:

RMA speaker The Rev. Ron Flowers

The Rev. Dr. Ron O. Flowers

Ron was born and raised in Social Circle, Ga. He graduated from Berry College with an English degree and a minor in religion. He also earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

His career in church work includes 41 years of service in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church, including 20 years in campus ministry at Reinhardt University, Emory University, and Georgia State University, and 15 years as the minister of program and administration at Northside UMC.  Ron is president of the Reinhardt Ministerial Association and has chaired the institution's Ministerial Golf Outing, which raises funds for scholarships, for many years.




Jim Hollis, founder and executive director of Proactive MinistriesRev. Jim W. Hollis

Jim is an ordained Elder with 36 years of ministry experience in the North Georgia Conference.  He served effectively as pastor for 18 years in various size congregations before being appointed as a General Evangelist for the denomination.  In 1993 he became the Founder and Executive Director of Proactive Ministries, based in Smyrna, GA.  He has served in this position for seventeen years. 

With a Staff of 23 (four clergy and nineteen laity) Proactive Ministries has led training with more than 900 congregations across 40 states and 42 Annual Conferences in America.  Proactive works with congregations primarily through long term, Ministry Covenant relationships.  The training takes into full account the uniqueness, culture and leadership goals of each congregation.  Proactive designs a comprehensive, Strategic Ministry Plan of teaching and training for each church which helps them excel in the areas of ministry they feel called to prioritize.

Rev. Hollis is also a long time columnist for the Wesleyan Christian Advocate. He was named as a “Fellow” in The Society of John Wesley by the national Presidents of United Methodist Men, and has been the clergy recipient of the Harry Denman Award for Evangelism from the North Georgia Conference.   He continues to be an in-demand keynote speaker, church consultant and ministry strategist.    He and his wife, Jan, reside in Smyrna, Ga.  


Rev. Jim Burt will speak at the Feb. 22, 2011 ministerial seminar at Reinhardt University.The Rev. Jim Burt

The Rev. Jim Burt has served as a pastor for 27 years and as the director of ministry development for Proactive Ministries for the last four years.  After graduating from Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana in 1979 with a Master of Divinity, Jim served as an assistant pastor in Iowa for five years, a senior pastor in Illinois for five years, a senior pastor in Indiana for 11 years and a senior pastor in Ohio for four years.  He started churches in Illinois and Indiana as mission works and brought them to full self-support.




 Seminar Structure

  • Morning Session – An overview of the KEY ministries in a healthy church, with a look at how they all fit together
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Session – In-depth, practical Workshops on three of the KEY ministries; each participant may choose two!
  • Optional bonus: From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., free individual consultation sessions to discuss specific questions can be scheduled with a seminar leader. Twelve 30-minute slots are available on a first come, first serve basis - make your request on the online registration form or when you call to register.