Kay Kotan and Jason Stanley: An Effective Approach to Cooperative Parishes

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Kay Kotan and Jason Stanley offer a roadmap for discernment and implementation for congregations to cooperate strategically and creatively to make a bigger Kingdom impact. You will be challenged, directed, and even coached during this fast hour. The cooperative parish concept has been knocked around in the United Methodist Book of Discipline and annual conference staff organizational charts for decades. … Read More

Nicole Reilley: Digital Ministry for a Non-Digital Native

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We live in a digital world, and online ministry (for most of us) is here to stay.   Whether you are a digital native (someone who grew up always having access to the Web) or not, today’s world invites us to use technology to worship, disciple, and reach new people with God’s love in Jesus. But how do we engage in … Read More

Walter Cross: Preaching In The African American Experience

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Walter Cross, Jr., pastor in the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church, will lead us on the topic, Preaching in the African American Experience. Rev. Cross led this session in February and received rave reviews. He will be leading a webinar on the same topic July 16 at 11am east / 10am cent / 9am moun / 8am pac. … Read More

Copy of 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. Col•lab•o•ra•tive Produced or conducted by two or more parties working together. 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 … Read More

Kevin Slimp: Even More Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Church and Community

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Participants receive a certificate for 1-hour CEU following the online class. This session is for everyone, no matter the size of your church or whether you’ve attended previous communications webinars by Kevin Slimp. If you’ve attended Kevin’s earlier webinar,  then this webinar is for you! It’s even for folks who haven’t attended the original session. In this session, Kevin will … Read More

Jaye Johnson: Missional Accountability – Focusing on What God Desires

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While we find struggling churches in different contexts, theological backgrounds, sizes, and cultures, declining congregations have one thing in common: A palpable lack of focus on what God desires. They have collectively ceased seeking God’s plan for their congregations and communities. Conversely, all thriving churches have leaders fearlessly living in God’s purpose, both individually and collectively as a congregation. Missional … Read More

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

Kevin Slimp: Even More Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Church and Community

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Participants receive a certificate for 1-hour CEU following the online class. This session is for everyone, no matter the size of your church or whether you’ve attended previous communications webinars by Kevin Slimp. If you’ve attended Kevin’s earlier webinar,  then this webinar is for you! It’s even for folks who haven’t attended the original session. In this session, Kevin will … Read More