Upcoming Events


Announcing a DCOM/BOM Writing Workshop for all our Latino Candidates

We now have the ability to submit several of our DCOM/BOOM applications in Spanish, but in order to prepare our Latino candidates, the Office of Clergy Excellence and the Office of Latino/a Ministries announces a Writing Workshop to prepare our candidates.

When: Friday, February 28, 2020—9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.*

Where: The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815, 3rd. Floor Conference Room

Facilitators: Rev. Loida Divine, Rev. Esther Rodriguez, and Rev. Armando Rodriguez

Who Should Attend: Any candidates that plan to submit applications to DCOM/BOOM in Spanish.

Click Here to Register

*Tentative Schedule Attached


Anunciando un Taller de Escritura para someter aplicaciones a DCOM/BOOM para nuestros candidatos Latinos

En el presente tenemos la oportunidad de someter aplicaciones a DCOM/BOOM en Español, con el propósito de preparar nuestros candidatos Latinos, La Oficina de Excelencia de Clerecía y la Oficina de Ministerio de Latinos, anuncia un Taller de Escritura para preparar nuestros candidatos.

Cuando: Viernes, 28 de febrero, 2020—9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.*

Donde: The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815, 3rd. Piso, Cuarto de Conferencias

Facilitadores: Rev. Loida Divine, Rev. Esther Rodriguez, and Rev. Armando Rodriguez

Quien Debe Asistir: Todo candidato que tiene por objetivo someter aplicaciones a DCOM/BOOM en español

Para Registrar: https://florida-reg.brtapp.com/WritingWorkshop

*Horario Tentativo Adjunto

Taller de Escritura

Viernes, 28 de febrero de 2020




9:00-9:30 am

Bienvenida, Instrucciones Generales,

Introducciones y Devocional

Loida Divine & Esther



  1. Identificando las diferentes vías de aplicación a DCOM/BOOM
  2. Pauta Generales de Escritura/Recursos**
    • Estilo de Escritura
    • Referencies y citas apropiadas: Notas al pie/Bibliografías
    • Gramática (oraciones de corrido, tesauro, revisiones, etc.)
    • Lenguaje inclusivo

Loida Divine





Conceptos Generales:

  1. Teología
  2. Liderazgo
  3. Recursos/Personas que pueden ayudar a editar aplicaciones

Esther Rodriguez


Conceptos Generales:

  1. Proclamación
  2. Crecimiento Personal
  3. Recursos/Personas que pueden ayudar a editar aplicaciones

Loida Divine





Requerimientos Académicos e información


Armando Rodriguez



Loida, Esther, & Armando


Cierre y Santa Cena

Loida, Esther, & Armando

*Favor respetar la hora y tiempo

**Folletos de citaciones correctas, recursos en la internet, y ejemplos de bibliografías.


Click here to view the Flourishing in Ministry Webpage

“I am now more willing to be fully authentic with my congregation, which feels like a healthier way to be in ministry…I feel better equipped for ministry for the long haul – sustainable ministry from the heart.”

(Member of a previous Circle of Trust® series for young United Methodist pastors)

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for clergy sponsored by the Center for Courage and Renewal! Please consider this experience for yourself or pass on to a clergy person you love and respect.  

Flourishing in Ministry is an exciting, new Circle of Trust® retreat series for pastors and faith leaders. The program includes five different cohort series, each in a unique part of the country. Each cohort series will consist of three retreats (one 4-day event and two 3-day events) over a 13-month period, as well as small group peer learning calls in between retreats. We are expecting these series to fill early, so early applications are encouraged. 

What is Flourishing in Ministry?

  • This is an invitation to step away from daily work to explore one’s inner life, to reconnect with one’s calling and passion, and to join a global movement that believes that leadership begins from the heart of who one is.
  • This is a different kind of leader development program. There are no assessments, instruments, or strategic planning workshops. Instead, the focus will be on building trustworthy relationships, with oneself and the people in the circle, through a process that is intentionally ecumenical, cross cultural and multi-aged.
  • This is a chance to be part of a group that includes both emerging (those in their first 10-15 years of ministry) and experienced leaders, coming together to cultivate a trustworthy experience of community. While we expect that the groups will have more emerging leaders, we welcome applications from those in any season of ministry.

This experience is underwritten by the Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry grant program. In addition, individual scholarships will be available through a simple application process. 

Rather than helping pastoral leaders build one-on-one relationships with experienced mentors, role models, and exemplars who have a slim chance of sharing the particulars of their ministry context, we will provide an experience/model of mutual mentoring based on our Circle of Trust® approach. 

Flourishing in Ministry those who are either an ordained/authorized minister/faith leaders in a formal leadership roles.

For more information - go to Flourishing in Ministry webpage or contact Program Director Winton Boyd (winton@couragerenewal.org or 608-334-4794).  


Flourishing in Ministry: Midwest Series

May 11-14, 2020, Nov. 9-11, 2020, May 10-12, 2021 • Racine, WI

Facilitators: Winton Boyd, Sharla Steever, Chelsey Hilyer, Katrina Jenkins

Flourishing in Ministry: Pacific West Series

Aug. 3-6, 2020, Feb. 8-10, 2021, Aug. 16-18, 2021 • Eagle Creek, OR

Lead facilitators: Nancy Edmundson, Alan Claassen, Gloria Burgess

Flourishing in Ministry: Southeast Series

Oct. 19-21, 2020, April 19-21, 2021, Oct. 18-19, 2021 • Hampton, GA

Lead facilitators: Kathryn McElveen, Prince Rivers, Daniel Yi

Flourishing in Ministry: Maryland Series

Aug. 25-28, 2020, Feb. 2-4, 2021, Aug. 3-5, 2021 • Reisterstown, MD

Lead facilitators: Nathan Kirkpatrick, Marcia Lee, Julie Scheer-Johnson

Flourishing in Ministry: Clergywomen of Color

Exact Dates TBD • Location TBD

Facilitators: Marcia Lee, Gloria Burgess, Katrina Jenkins


Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011