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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND HOW TO ARTICLES

New S/PPRC Training Videos Now Available Online

New training video segments for Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committees (S/PPRC) are now available on the Desert Southwest Conference website under the DSC University Trainings and Events button or at this link https://dscumc.org/initiative/itraining/.

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Virtual Border Education and Anti-Racism Workshop

Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors (AZJFON) Virtual Border Education and Anti-Racism Workshop To register for an upcoming virtual trip, please contact Scott Morris at . AZJFON has developed a virtual version of our in-person Border Education...

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Announcing the 2021 Online LEAD Conference

Churches, please share the announcement by copying and pasting the press release below in your church communication channels or share the longer PDF announcement. Click here to download the PDF press release. Click here to download the logo. Questions about this event...

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Need some help to start a virtual choir?

Check out the newest webinar offerings available to Desert Southwest Conference churches. From communication and file coordination to video and audio software, this month is packed with training videos, webinars, and articles that will help your church create its own...

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Preparing your virtual choir

Find this article and other excellent training resources for creating a virtual choir at https://dscumc.org/worship-online/virtual-choir/ By Joshua Ian Elder, Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church As you begin the process of creating a virtual choir...

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Training: YouTube for Churches

Is your church live streaming on YouTube already? Do you need some guidance on best practices or how to increase your online reach? Don't miss the three-week training series "YouTube for Churches" by Glade Kynaston from Lakeview UMC via Zoom. Beginning on Wednesday,...

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Zoom Grief Group Start-Up Options

In conjunction with the Desert Southwest Conference Health & Caring Committee, Rev. Louie Lyon extends an invitation to expand your church’s ministry to the online community. By Rev. Louie Lyon This is a written invitation to any church in the Desert Southwest...

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Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute 2020

The Church of the Resurrection is bringing the 2020 Leadership Institute to you as an on-line experience, Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25, 2020. The keynote speakers will address the extraordinary issues church leaders face in 2020 and beyond. Cost...

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Creating Online Communities of Faith

By Wendy Swanson, Chair of the DSC Vital Faith Committee There is very little that can be said that is positive about how COVID 19 has affected our communities, but the development of new ministries by our churches is one. Many churches have worked hard and fast to...

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OTHER RESOURCES

Trustees Best Practices
Trustees Best Practices
Presentation Handout

Click here to download the presentation handout for Kay Kotan Simplified Structure Sessions

General Information

Click here to download a two-page handout with general information about the simplified structure

Simplified Accountable Structure

Unleash Your Congregation’s Leadership Potential workbook. Click here to download the workbook which includes excellent detail about different possible structures and how to organize the meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions
Step by Step
Nominations Samples

Click here to download Nominations Samples

Sample Agenda

Click here to download Sample Agenda

CONTINUING EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR CLERGY

RESOURCES FOR ONLINE WORSHIP

VIDEO RESOURCES

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