The list below represents recorded versions of our online classes. Please scroll down the list to see classes in alphabetical order, by instructor(s).
Wil Cantrell Video: Answering Your Call as Associate Pastor
Wondering how to fulfill your ministry calling when you’re not in charge? Join us to discuss unique opportunities and challenges faced by associate pastors.
Wil Cantrell serves as the Associate Pastor of Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut, TN. Wil’s driving passion is to help people live an authentic life while experiencing a real growing faith in Jesus Christ. Previously, he served as the associate pastor at Middlebrook Pike UMC and as the pastor of Lebanon Memorial UMC (Lebanon, VA) before coming to Concord UMC in July 2015.
You may recognize Wil’s name from his bestselling books, Unafraid and Unashamed and From Heaven to Earth.
Wil Cantrell: Serving as Associate Pastor
Bishop Ken Carder Video: Lessons Shared From 50 Years in Ministry
$20 55 Minutes
Bishop Carder has served churches in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Bristol, Tennessee, Abingdon, Virginia and Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While in Oak Ridge, he helped initiate an ongoing dialogue between scientists and theologians, including a dialogue between members of the Council of Bishops, on In Defense of Creation. He continues an interest in science/technology and theology/ethics. In addition to dialogue between science and theology, Ken has special commitment to Wesley studies, prison ministries, racial and economic justice, and ministry with those who live in poverty.
During this one-hour webinar, Bishop Carder will share some of the most important insights he has learned in his 50 years in ministry. The hour will seem like ten minutes. Don’t show up late.
Kay Kotan & Phil Schroeder Video: Launching Leaders
$20 55 Minutes
Kay Kotan and Phil Schroeder are “household names” when it comes to leadership development in the local congregation.
Leaders do not develop just because we want leaders developed. Leaders develop because we have an intentional, step-by-step process to ensure the best possible outcome.
As you take off on this journey of launching leaders, you will encounter five different levels of leadership development. This will be the development process within each session that in turn shifts the way of being and doing life.
Five Levels of Leadership Development:
- Ponder Check you Gauges
- Provoke Start your Engines
- Process Take Off
- Probe Climbing and Soaring
- Practice Taxi
In Addition to the Five Levels:
- Potential Resources Flight Simulators
Kay Kotan & Phil Maynard: Launching Leaders
Bishop Sharma Lewis Video: Preaching for Lent and Easter
$20 60 Minutes
Lenten preaching is especially important, as visitors and regular attenders prepare for the upcoming Easter celebration.
Bishop Sharma Lewis, Virginia Annual Conference, will lead this online class related to preaching during Lent and Easter. Bishop Lewis is author of “Journey to Transformation: A 2020 Lenten Study.” In this session, Bishop Lewis will discuss styles of preaching, preparation, and share some of her favorite themes related to Lent and Easter.
Following her presentation, Bishop Lewis answered questions from the live audience, which are included in the recording.
Rebekah Simon-Peter Video: Getting Your Congregation to Dream Like Jesus
$20 60 Minutes
Rebekah Simon-Peter is passionate about reconnecting spiritual leaders with their God-given powers to co-create miracles with the divine. Her award-winning program, Creating a Culture of Renewal®, has energized church leaders across the country to reclaim their calling and to grow their ministries. Rebekah is also the author of The Jew Named Jesus, Green Church, and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church.
Rebekah invites you to take the next step. Lead your congregation as they come to know Jesus, and themselves, in a whole new way. It’s time to meet your own power. To discover your own birthright. To claim your own blessing. It’s time to dream like Jesus. And time to share that dream with the people you love, teach, and lead.