Ken Willard: Teaching, Meeting, Preaching and Me. Time Management for the Church Leader

Kevin Newsguru

Ken Willard, author of Time Management for the Christian Leader and Strategy Matters, is a recognized expert in the church world on the topic of time management. During this session, Ken will discuss the issues raised by the expectations and responsibilities of church leadership. You will need two pens for this session. Ken will cover issues related to preaching, meetings, … Read More

DS Forum: A Forum for District Superintendents

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1:00 eastern / 12:00 central / 11:00 mountain / 10:00 pacific A few times a year Blake and Kay host a 60-minute DS Forum to focus on a particular area of SAS. The next SAS DS Forum is coming up on Wednesday, September 15th at noon Central. During this Forum they will be sharing the new preliminary consultation form for … Read More

Olu Brown:Olu Brown: Planning Ahead to Preach During Advent: Offering Hope

Kevin Newsguru

The Advent season will be here before we know it. Preparing to preach during Advent is one of the most important tasks that preachers undertake each year.  During this session, Olu Brown, pastor of Impact Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the country, will share his advice on preparing to preach during Advent. Using his book HOPE: An … Read More

Olu Brown: Leading Your Congregation in New Directions

Kevin Newsguru

All of us wish our congregations were more inspired to move in new directions. Olu Brown, as pastor of one of the fastest growing United Methodist Churches in America, is synonymous with moving and growing congregations. He will be with us September 28 to share his thoughts on ways to get your congregation moving. Olu is the author of several … Read More

Blake Bradford & Kay Kotan: Understanding the Simplified, Accountable Structure

Kevin Newsguru

We’ve all heard about SAS, the Simplified, Accountable Structure. But what is it? During this session, SAS experts Kay Kotan and Blake Bradford will discuss: Understanding What SAS Is The Three Phases Important Shifts in the Model to Know Most Common Mistakes in its Practice to Avoid During this one-hour session, Kay and Blake will focus on ministry while making … Read More

Bishop Sharma Lewis: Tips for Preaching During Lent and Easter

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As clergy, we are called, among other things, to preach. In September, there was a tremendous response to Bishop Sharma Lewis’ webinar related to preaching for Advent. Bishop Lewis, author of best-selling Lenten guide, Journey to Transformation, will be with us January 11 to lead a one-hour session on Preaching During Lent. Bring two pens. You’ll need them. Bishop Lewis … Read More

Kay Kotan: Game Changers of the Post-Pandemic Church

Kevin Newsguru

“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