Discipleship Ministries has a series of free Leadership Development Webinars available. These training sessions provided by Discipleship Ministries are made possible by support given to the World Service Fund. Register for one or all of the webinars by clicking on the title.

Tuesday, February 13 @ 7:00 PM CST – Get into Action: Moving from Ideas to Implementation – The new year brings additional ideas to the church.  What kind of leaders are needed to develop and implement new ministries to reach new people? How does your congregation serve God together to meet unfulfilled missional needs? This webinar will share ideas on developing ministry plans, creating common calendars, developing leadership groups, and expanding small groups.

Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:00 PM CDT – Small-Membership Congregations (Part I) – Focus on being effective: Small-Membership Church Leadership/Discipleship Models – How can leaders “See All the People” in your community? Build ministry teams to address the concerns and needs of the community while growing disciples.  Gain insights about ministry models that can help leaders evaluate, plan and implement new ways of moving forward with fulfilling the church’s mission of transformative disciple-making.

Tuesday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM CDT – Small-Membership Congregations (Part II) – Nurture Outreach Witness (NOW) Model: Living Missional in New Ways – Small vital congregations are growing through missional outreach and nurturing people. How does the N.O.W. ministry model work in your congregation? This webinar shares “vitality on the journey” from the lens of helping congregational leaders walk through the steps of making changes to increase missional-focused outreach.

Tuesday, May 8 @ 7:00 PM CDT – Developing New Leaders: Partnering with Schools, Businesses, and Non-Profits – Is your community changing?  Who are your new leaders?  How does community transformation shape contextual ministry in your area? Is building key relationships within the community challenging?  What should the focus be, and where should the church begin to develop its outreach mission? This webinar will explore general community information to help congregational leaders gain a greater understanding of needs, challenges, discipleship practices and ministry opportunities.

Free Resources from Discipleship Ministries: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/about/resource-booklets

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