Rebekah Simon-Peter: Forging a New Path – Moving the Church Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

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In the twenty-first century, his question echoes through time in a new way: Can this church grow again? For people who care about faith-based communities, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of God, this question is critical. When the pandemic broke out, it badly disrupted church life, already hindered by declining membership, forcing pastors and church members alike … Read More

Rebekah Simon-Peter: How to Do More With Less

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For most local congregations, there are lingering questions about the future. One question on most church’s minds is “How can we do more with less?” Congregations are learning to deal with a lot of “lesses” in the new, hopefully soon-to-be, post-pandemic world: • Less people in worship services • Less money in the offering • Less youth and young adults … Read More

Dr. Rodney Smothers: Who Will Do This With Me? Creating a collaborative leadership culture

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Registrants will receive a certificate representing one-hour CEU credit and link to webinar video after live event. In the shadow of pandemic leadership shifts, it is more important than ever to create a collaborative leadership culture. Dr. Rodney Thomas Smothers serves as a leadership coach and consultant in the areas of new church development and congregational revitalization. He is the … Read More

Kevin Slimp: Developing Effective Communication to Grow Your Congregation

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Participants receive a certificate for 1-hour CEU following the online class. For twenty-five years, Kevin Slimp has been a household name in the world of corporate and United Methodist communications. Having keynoted thousands of conventions and events internationally, Kevin understands the worlds of both corporate and church communications. As a former annual conference director of communications and current publisher of … Read More

Kay Kotan: Leading Your Church Through Advent

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Advent is the perfect opportunity to offer your congregation the possibility to slow down, take in the season, its meaning, feed their souls, and perhaps even some time of reflection.  Especially during this time of concern related to COVID-19, opportunities to practice means of grace take on new meaning.  More than ever, people are searching for meaning and purpose.  Don’t miss … Read More

Kay Kotan: Game Changers of the Post-Pandemic Church

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“Being the church pre pandemic looked different than what it will take to be the church post pandemic – especially if you are looking to be a vital and effective church. Come explore the nine practices the church must fully embrace to thrive in the post pandemic world. Kay Kotan is a professionally credentialed coach who has coached hundreds of … Read More

Kelly Brown & Ken Willard: Leadership Development in the Local Church

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Each local church is an ecosystem. The health of a church is measured, maintained, and improved by its leaders—the ecologist. Authors and coaches Rev. Kelly Brown and Ken Willard will share key facets of leadership development. This class will review different leadership development approaches, the importance of creating a leadership development culture, and leadership competencies. Participants will also discover the … Read More