Bishop Sharma Lewis: Tips for Preaching During Lent and Easter

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11am east / 10am cent / 9am mtn / 8am pac Bishop Sharma Lewis reminds us that as clergy, we are called, among other things, to preach. There is a tremendous response each time Bishop Lewis leads a webinar on preaching – and she is serious about including brand new information each time she leads a session for us. Bishop … Read More

Olu Brown: Preaching and Leading During Lent 2023

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11 am Eastern / 10 am Central /9 am Mountain /8 am Pacific During Lent, worshipers around the world join together in a common theme of Christian faith, practicing self-reflection and remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on Calvary. It is not only a time of individual reflection, but a time of communal reflection, reminding us that we are … Read More

Teresa Stewart: Building with Strengths for Small Congregations

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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

Teresa Stewart: Worship Planning for Small Congregations

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Attendees receive a CEU certificate representing 60-minutes of CEU credit. Registrants who can’t attend the live session will receive a recording of the session later on the same date. Maybe you’ve heard it said that for lavish worship, congregations must have a “Worship Design Team.” With a group of experts gathered to design, script, rehearse and coordinate the event. In … 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 17 to discuss ideas to help as you make preparations to preach during Advent 2022. Wil’s books include: From Heaven to Earth: Christmas for New Believers,  Old Believers, and Nonbelievers ATONE: The Difference the … Read More

Olu Brown: Preaching During Advent: Offering Hope

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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 the new version of … Read More

Teresa Stewart: Building with Strengths for Small Congregations

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

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

Walter Cross: Preaching In The African American Experience

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As churches begin the celebration of Black History Month in February, 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.  A few of the points Rev. Cross will discuss include: Preaching in Context Being a Prophetic Voice of the Community Prophetically Calling for Truth … Read More