2019 PrimeTimers Events and Scholarships

Global Ministries and the Mission Volunteers Office are pleased to offer twogreat educational and mission service events, one in the Czech Republic and one in Paducah, Kentucky. Both events are designed with less strenuous activities than the traditional UMVIM team. The events will continue to focus on peace and poverty, history and sustainability of resources, […]

Scholarships offered for 2018 UMEIT:USA and NWCU events

The Council of Bishops is offering scholarships for young adults (age 21-35) to attend the 2018 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT:USA) and the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) this Spring.   UMEIT:USA is the annual training in the United States for United Methodists engaged in ecumenical and inter-religious ministry through the church. […]

Reformation for Today: Our 95 Theses

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Justo Gonzalez Oct. 13-14, 2017 Fellowship UMC, Murfreesboro TN Registration will open in early August. About the speaker: Cuban American author, Justo L. Gonzalez, is widely recognized for his work in Hispanic theology, historical theology, and Methodist history. He has published over 100 books, including the highly praised three-volume History of […]

Stewardship Training

This training event is sponsored by the Mississippi United Methodist Foundation for pastors, members of finance committees, and stewardship committees of local churches. Rev. Melvin Amerson is the author of three books: Stewardship in African-American Churches: A New Paradigm, Celebrating the Offering, and Fruit for Celebrating the Offering (which is a collection of offering invitations). […]

Faith Communities’ Response to Domestic Violence

October is domestic violence awareness month – prepare your church with this online workshop Domestic violence occurs in all communities, regardless of a person’s age, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, and the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of such violence can be devastating. Do you know how to spot the signs and act to help someone […]

Advent Collaborative

  Join colleagues as we prepare for Advent preaching and worship based on Christmas Gifts that Wont Break. Order the book, read the book, and come with preaching and worship ideas. Rev. Lee and Judy Stevenson are the facilitators and this is provided free as a ministry of the Turner Center for Church Leadership. Thursday, September […]

Spiritual Leadership Practices: Living into God’s Vision

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 p.m., Central Standard Time Presenter: Jacqui King, Director, Leadership for Congregational Vitality What did your leaders learn throughout the year about spiritual practices? Was the year so full of planning that you missed time for reflective thinking and Sabbath? How should your leaders evaluate, prepare, pray, and develop ministry action […]

Community Transformation: Leading Ministry and Gentrification

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time Presenter: Jacqui King, Director, Leadership for Congregational Vitality Is your community changing? What is gentrification? Is your community impacted by urban sprawl? How does community transformation shape contextual ministry in your area? Is building key relationships within the community challenging? What should the focus be, and […]