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 […]

Giving Beyond the Budget

Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:30 p.m., Central Standard Time Presenter: Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Connectional Ministries Is your church ready to receive gifts that won’t necessarily come through the offering plate? Do you have a strategy in place for gifts that might take the form of an endowment, memorial gifts, or gifts of […]

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 […]

Expired: Getting Started for Charge Conference – Who, What, Why, When, How?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time Presenter: Jacqui King, Director, Leadership for Congregational Vitality Annually, the charge conference meets with the district superintendent, clergy, leaders, and members of local congregations. The SPRC prepares and recommends pastoral compensation; finance prepares the budget; nominations prepares recommendations of leaders; ministry leaders prepare ministry plans; the […]

Funding Ministry with Five Loaves and Two Fishes

Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time Presenter: Rosanna Anderson, Associate Director of Stewardship Ministries and the Rev. Rozario Picardo, author of Funding Ministry with Five Loaves and Two Fishes Are you looking for new ways to financially support your church’s ministry? Rosanna Anderson is joined by the Rev. Rozario Picardo, a church […]

Webinar on Embracing Children and Families in Disciple-Making Process

Presenter: Melanie C. Gordon Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process in local congregations. The series opens up the enlivening questions at the center of children’s faith formation: Will our children have faith? How do we help children grow in faith? We […]

A Good Death: What Church Leaders Need to Know About Death Preparation for Older Adults

Friday, August 4, 2017 10 a.m., Central Daylight Time Presenter: Will Randolph, Director of Aging and Older Adult Ministries The term “good death” seems like an oxymoron. Most people do not associate death with anything good. A less morbid term is “faithful death.” This webinar begins by looking at what a faithful death looks like. […]

Local Church Historians’ School to be in September

ATTENTION : Local Church Historians, members of Local Church Records and History Committees, church archivists, or any United Methodist with a serious interest in caring for the history of the local church. The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will be offering a School for Local Church Historians, beginning in September.  Lessons will be […]