Dr. Rodney Smothers: Equipping Collaborative Teams

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3:00 pm eastern / 2:00 pm central / 1:00 mountain / 12:00 pacific Registrants will receive a certificate representing one-hour CEU credit and link to webinar video after live event. This training aims to redeploy the laity to serve as intentional disciples, not just members of our congregations. Dr. Smothers believes this is which is crucial for the growth of … Read More

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

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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

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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: A Storyteller Looks at the Parables

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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

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

Teresa Stewart: The Small Church Advantage

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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

Scott Chrostek: Preparing to Preach During Advent

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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

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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

Rachel Gilmore: Reaching People in their 20s, 30s and 40s – the Do’s, Dont’s and Why’s

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If you’re like previous attendees, you’ll leave this webinar saying, “Wow!” Most churches are struggling to connect with younger generations.  What if the very way we think of church and do church is part of the problem? Join Rachel Gilmore for this webinar where we can explore principles that we find in Scripture and current research that can help us effectively … Read More

Rachel Gilmore: Reaching People Under 40- the Do’s the Dont’s and the Why’s

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Most churches are struggling to connect with younger generations.  What if the very way we think of church and do church is part of the problem? Join Rachel Gilmore for this webinar where we can explore principles that we find in Scripture and current research that can help us effectively reach those under 40 in our communities right now. Rachel most … Read More