Creativity Orlando – Details2018-11-13T15:50:17+00:00




Day One: Inspiriting Creativity

9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM  Opening Worship
11:00 AM  Opening Keynote
11:30 AM  Think Differently
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM  Afternoon Keynote
2:30 PM  Think Differently
3:00 PM  Break
3:15 PM  Workshops
7:00 PM  Evening Worship
9:00 PM  Dismiss

Day Two: Practicing Creativity

Start times will vary depending on which experience you choose and/or when you choose to arrive at the parks.

Day Three: Applying Creativity

9:00 AM  Opening Worship
10:00 AM  Morning Keynote
11:30 AM  “How We Did It” Panel: Leaders who have successfully applied creative principles to turn around their organizations

12:15 PM  LUNCH
1:30 PM  Applying Creativity at Home with the Leadership Nexus Consultant Team

2:45 PM  Break
3:00 PM  Closing Worship
4:00 PM  Head Home


The world has changed. Daily we must rethink how to be the church in a post-Christian era. Finding the energy to think creatively about ministry can be hard. On this first day, through engaging worship, provocative keynotes, creative experiences, and relationship building, we will tackle this new reality while being encouraged and inspired.

Put on your thinking ears and put your creativity into action. Day two you will hone your gifts and talents alongside some by best professionals in the business. Using the Leadership Nexus Creativity Guide we will visit the Disney Parks to observe industry-leading creativity, hospitality, and innovation first hand. During our time inside the parks, we will meet with Disney Cast Members and process our experience. (Park admission not included in registration fee)

Want to try another experience? Join Leadership Nexus’ alternate creative workshop track and learn how to energize your preaching and ministry leadership through the creative process, improv comedy, creative communications and using the arts to build community. Each section will be led by nationally-known professionals and creative masters in their field.

This sentence reads a little strangely. How about: learn how to energize your preaching and ministry leadership through the creative process, improv comedy, creative communications and using the arts to build community.

Inspired to think creatively and embrace the world around us, this last day will start with hearing how local leaders have applied the principles of creativity to revitalize and turn around their organizations. Next, work with experts in the field of congregational development to create personalized application plans for and be prepared to hit the ground running when you return home.


Lee Kitchens

Creative Director Disney’s Yellow Shoes, Leader Creative, Inc. Disney’s Brainstorming Training

Rich Taylor

Retired Vice President of Disney Creative Entertainment and Costuming, Former Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts

Diana Butler-Bass

Author, Speaker, and Independent Scholar Specializing in American Religion and Culture

Alice Smetheram

Author, Disney Script Writer and Actor, Creative Manager at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


Marcy Heinz

Senior Communications Manager of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, award-winning CNN Producer, Communications Coach, and founder of Heinz Media

Peter White

UMC Pastor, Spiritual Director and Leadership Coach

Tiffany Monroe

UMC Pastor and Community Activist

Tate Monroe

Playwright and Worship Leader

Becky Pierson

UMC Pastor and Creative Director for Leadership Nexus

And many more!


Registration: $300 per person
Group Discounts: Team of 2-4: $50 off each registration
Team of 5+: $100 of each registration
Questions? Email:


LEADERSHIP NEXUS is a faith based nonprofit leadership development foundation focused on raising up leaders for the transformation of the world.

We believe effective training, encouraging mentors and committed networking can transform congregations and raise up leaders to transform the world for the cause of Christ.

Rev. Becky Pierson, Creative Director
Dr. Robert Pierson, Founder


Don’t miss out!



Leadership Nexus has discovered that travel websites provide a much better discount than we could offer by designating a conference hotel. Therefore, we’ve chosen to provide a list of nearby hotels instead of designating a specific one as the conference hotel. We hope this will help in making your travel arrangements.

Hotels Closest to Conference Site
First United Methodist Church
125 N. Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

The Alfond Inn – 0.2 miles (walking distance) – $$$
300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Park Plaza Hotel – 0.3 miles (walking distance) – $$$
307 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Quality Inn and Suites – 3 miles – $$
626 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810
All hotels are approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from Disney World. If you do not wish to rent a car, Uber and Lyft are both available in the Orlando area.


Below are the ticket prices for general admission for one adult to the parks. Tickets are sold as day passes only, no half day passes are available. Our conference happens to occur during a non-peak season, therefore, the prices are somewhat lower than normal.

Magic Kingdom Only
One day value ticket – $107

Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
One day value ticket – $99

One Day 4 park pass – $162


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