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Rev Elder Arlene Ackerman has served in the Metropolitan Community Church as Senior Pastor of All God's Children MCC, Minneapolis, MN, as pastor of MCC Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA and Assistant Pastor and Interim Pastor of MCC Portland, Portland, OR and as District Coordinator of the then Mid-Atlantic District.
She now serves as the Elder serving Region 3 which covers Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands and the U.S. States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the District of Columbia.
PORTFOLIO Rev. Elder Arlene Ackerman Region 3
EXPERTISE: Church Growth and Development, Church Planting, Breaking Congregational Growth Barriers, Congregational Conflict Intervention, Strategic Planning, Church Systems Analysis, Pastoral Transitions, Board of Director Training, Conference Planning, Church Administration, Risk Management
SKILLS: Consulting, Teaching and Training, Mediation, Good Communicator/Listener, Strategic Planning, Meeting and Conference Planning, Process Development and Team Building
SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Wisdom, Faith, Preaching, Teaching, Leadership, Gift of Tongues, Discernment
CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCEâ€¢ Member of MCC since 1974 â€¢ Co-developed the first certification program for Drug and Alcohol Counselors in the State of California â€¢ Certified Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program Administrator â€¢ Founder and Executive Director of a crisis intervention, drug abuse prevention and treatment agency. â€¢ Founder and Director of alternative ministry to reach youth and young adults for two Councils of Churches. â€¢ Licensed Ordained Clergy in MCC since 1977 â€¢ Pastoral experience in small, medium and large MCC congregations through growth stages for over 14 years ranging in size between 25 and 500 in attendance. â€¢ Church Growth Consultant â€“ student of church growth studies since 1982. Presented workshops and retreats at Clergy Conferences, General Conferences and District/Regional Conferences since 1985. â€¢ Certified Conflict Mediator â€¢ Co-developed and taught Church Administration course for Clergy Intensive for six years. â€¢ Served on the Clergy Credential and Concerns Committee for five years. â€¢ Served on the UFMCC Strategic Growth Initiative Team since 1995. â€¢ Served as District Coordinator for ten years and Elder since 2003. â€¢ Chair of the UFMCC Church Planting Initiative. Student of church planting techniques since 1993. â€¢ Authored training seminars (partial list) Building Blocks for Church Growth; Breaking Growth Barriers Community, Cause, Corporation; Volunteer or Minister of Christ; Church Planting in MCC; Church Administration Series; Purpose, Mission and Vision; Building Blocks for Small Churches
DENOMINATIONAL STRATEGIC PRIORITY PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENTSâ€¢ Chair, Church Planting Initiative â€¢ Chair, Breaking Growth Barriers Program
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