I’m writing you to invite you to join us at Disney World in 2017 for a great immersive learning experience for church leaders (both laypeople and professionals). I consider the inaugural Disney-based event, “Hospitality and Creativity,” to have been a great success and we’re working hard to make this event even better when we return to Orlando January 30 – February 2, 2017.
This is not a thinly veiled tourist trip to Disney World disguised as “professional development,” but an intentional exploration of how to engage the diverse populations that walk through our doors in meaningful and creative ways. Disney has spent millions of dollars understanding what makes a positive interaction with individuals and families and creating the standard by which customer service is measured. I firmly believe those insights can have a significant impact on the way churches understand the ways in which they interact with their congregations and communities.
We will be using the Disney World theme parks as an immersive learning opportunity for exploring how we might develop and foster a culture of intentional hospitality and creative thinking within churches.
Led by a former Disney Institute professional and author of The Wonderful World of Disney Customer Service, this experience includes:
– An in-depth exploration of Disney Hospitality, Customer Service, and Creativity
– Two partial days in Walt Disney World experiencing hospitality and creativity first-hand
-A private, behind-the-scenes tour led by Walt Disney World staff
-Free time to spend in the park on your own
-Practical discussions and learning about Christian hospitality. How can we better engage and minister to those in our communities?
-What Does This Mean For Us? Prayerful Discernment & Action Planning
We would love to have you join us. If you’d like to learn more, check out the following:
(Mark Wingfield’s Baptist News Global article following our last event)