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

Kevin Newsguru

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

Charles Maynard: Using Storytelling to Make Your Sermons Memorable

Kevin Newsguru

This webinar is titled: Using Storytelling to Make Your Sermons Memorable. On March 8, Charles will be leading: A Storyteller Looks at the Parables. The mark of a good story is when your congregation begins to say, “That made me remember a time when …” Good storytelling leads listeners to take your story and make it apply it to their … 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 and A Storyteller Looks at the Parables. To others, he’s a pastor at one of the largest United Methodist congregations, … Read More

Olu Brown: Preaching and Leading During Lent 2022

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2pm Eastern / 1pm Central /12pm Mountain /11am 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 a global community of … 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

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