SHIFT Conference


We post-modern Christ-followers realize that something has changed. Our experience tells us so. Our intuition and feelings tell us so. The purpose of SHIFT is to help our understanding catch up with our experience. We need input, insights, information, and examples to make sense of the changes around us. SHIFT provides this kind of learning for clergy, church staff, and lay persons. How are 21st Century Christ-followers in congregations responding to the Shifts around us? We observe a variety of responses, some more optimistic, proactive, Christ-focused, and healthy than others. SHIFT describes three major movements congregations are making which lead to life and missional progress, by shifting from:

  • Membership Culture to Discipleship Culture
  • Attractional Church to Missional Church
  • Consumer Church to Covenant Church

The SHIFT Learning Experience is being offered in the Columbia District for pastors, staff, church council chairs, evangelism chairs, lay leaders OR any other leader who wants to learn about doing church differently in a shifting culture. More info on SHIFT can be found here. See below for info and registration.

SHIFT Conference

Friday, October 2, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Trenholm Road United Methodist Church
(3401 Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29204)

  • Registration deadline:  September 25
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • (meals included for Friday and Saturday)

To sign up, complete online registration here OR print this form and mail it completed to the District Office (address to: Veronica Williams, Columbia District, 4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 124, Columbia, SC 29203), or email it to



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