Teresa Stewart: Small Church – Including Local Gifts and Conversation in Worship

Kevin Newsguru

Small congregations have powerful worship strengths. This webinar is our second webinar from Teresa J Stewart, author of The Small Church Advantage. This webinar dives deep into some specific skills and examples for offering lavish small setting worship. What does it mean to “go local,” both practically and theologically How to include local gifts and interests Where and how to … Read More

Mike Bowie: Doing Ministry in Innovative Ways

Kevin Newsguru

Along with Stephen Handy, Michael Bowie, Jr. is author of the upcoming book, Doing Ministry in Innovative Ways: Casting our nets on the right side of the boat. As the nation continues to navigate through various disruptions, it’s critical that we are willing to do ministry in uncertain, uncommon and unconformable manner. If you expect to experience amazing things in … Read More

Charles Maynard: Preaching from the Gospel of John

Kevin Newsguru

Join Charles Maynard, author of A Storyteller Looks at the Gospel of John, as he shares his thoughts on how to bring the Gospel of John to life during their sermons. Maynard believes a good story doesn’t have to be explained. During this session, he will offer insights on sharing the Gospel of John and offer examples of tips to … Read More

Charles Maynard: A Storyteller Looks at the Parables

Kevin Newsguru

Charles Maynard is a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, he’s the author of several books on the mountains and historical characters. To some, he’s author of United Methodist books like Tidings of Comfort and Joy, A Story Teller Looks at the Gospel of John, and A Storyteller Looks at the Parables. To others, he’s a pastor … Read More

Mike Graves: Preaching Lent: What not to give up

Kevin Newsguru

Giving something up for Lent is commonplace, and some of us might wish it could be preaching itself during this heaviest season of the year. Together we’ll consider anew the challenges and opportunities of preaching during the Lenten season. Maybe this year, when we proclaim Jesus’ resurrection, it can be true for us and our congregations. Mike Graves is Scholar … Read More

Teresa Stewart: The Small Church Advantage

Kevin Newsguru

Small congregations are not miniaturized big congregations. They have different challenges. Fortunately, they also have different strengths–ones that are deeply forming, urgently needed, and generally unavailable in big settings. Learn how to build with these strengths and stop imitating models that never fit to begin with. How to work beyond the limits of big-setting, top-down, program thinking. How to go … Read More

Wil Cantrell: Oh no! I don’t know what to preach for Advent.

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Oh no! It’s almost Advent and I need to get inspired quickly. Wil Cantrell, popular speaker, author and United Methodist pastor, will join us on November 2 to discuss ideas to help as you make preparations to preach during Advent 2023. Wil’s books include: From Heaven to Earth: Christmas for New Believers,  Old Believers, and Nonbelievers ATONE: The Difference the … Read More

Scott Chrostek: Preparing to Preach During Advent

Kevin Newsguru

No one could anticipate the surprise that awaited humankind with the birth of Jesus. Two thousand years later, we still look forward in expectation, wondering what lies next. During this webinar, Scott plans to share ideas for preachers as they begin making plans for preaching during the 2023 Advent season. Rev. Scott Chrostek is the Executive Pastor of Ministries and … Read More

Teresa Stewart: The Small Church Advantage

Kevin Newsguru

Small congregations are not miniaturized big congregations. They have different challenges. Fortunately, they also have different strengths–ones that are deeply forming, urgently needed, and generally unavailable in big settings. Learn how to build with these strengths and stop imitating models that never fit to begin with. How to work beyond the limits of big-setting, top-down, program thinking. How to go … Read More

Charles Maynard: Preaching from the Gospel of John

Kevin Newsguru

Join Charles Maynard, author of A Storyteller Looks at the Gospel of John, as he shares his thoughts on how to bring the Gospel of John to life during their sermons. Maynard believes a good story doesn’t have to be explained. During this session, he will offer insights on sharing the Gospel of John and offer examples of tips to … Read More