Announcing an exciting new partnership between
MCC Austin and the OFLD LEAD Program!
31st March to 2nd April 2017
MCC Austin, Austin, TX


Announcing a new L.E.A.D. Pilot Project with MCC of Austin at Freedom Oaks, TX

MCC of Austin at Freedom Oaks, TX, is partnering with UFMCC to set aside monies on a monthly basis to fund up to 18 participants per year for two years to complete the LEAD program.

The funds would pay for registration for the LEAD retreat (normally $350) at MCC Austin. The church will also provide housing and meals for participants during the retreat. Retreat participants would only need to pay for their travel, plus a $100 matriculation fee.  In addition, all online courses that are required or electives for completion of the LEAD program will be paid for through the Pilot Project (a $600 value).  Online courses must be completed within a year.

Rev. Karen Thompson of MCC Austin noted in the proposal, “MCC Austin has benefitted greatly from the Office of Formation and Leadership Development’s LEAD program.  Because of participation in and completion of the LEAD program by several of our lay leaders, our ministries have grown and the spirituality of our congregation has deepened.  Because we believe so strongly in this program, and in the importance of empowered and equipped lay leaders for our local churches, MCC Austin is proposing this Pilot Project for the next two years.”

The first LEAD retreat for this Pilot Project will be held at MCC Austin, 31 March-2 April 2017.  Space is limited to 18 participants per year and an application to the program is required.

Applications must be submitted no later than 1 March, 2017 to be considered. For those who are approved there will be a one time $100 matriculation fee payable at the time the application is processed and approved. (Note: start time for the retreat is 5 pm US Central/11pm UTC, 31st March and end time is 5 pm US Central / 11pm UTC on 2nd  April.)


For more information contact Elder Dr. Nancy Maxwell at nancymaxwell@mccchurch.net

For those participants currently enrolled in the LEAD program please remember that there is a scholarship fund available to assist you in the completion of your requirements.  The scholarship application can be found here (http://ofld.mccchurch.org/programs-what-we-do/l-e-a-d-program-plan/application-for-lead-16/).