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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Leveraging Facebook for online church during COVID-19

If you think of your Facebook presence like a house, your Page is your front porch, Facebook Live is you opening the front door, and Facebook Groups is you inviting people into your living room for a conversation. Find out what you can do right now to leverage Facebook tools for online church.

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YOU can be UMCOR!

Early Response Teams Early Response Teams bring a caring, Christian presence to the survivors of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires and other natural disasters. Teams assists survivors by: Listening to their Stories Preparing the home for a rebuild Salvaging...

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Webinar Training for Local Church Leadership

God is a generous God who gifts us with so much. People come to our churches offering the gifts of their time, talent, and treasure to God through the church. They trust us with their faith relying upon us to help them draw near to Christ and help them live Christ-like lives. As church pastors and leaders, God entrusts so much to our care.

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UMCOR in Action

Being an ERT is hard work. You get dirty and sweaty. You go into places that are a mess. And it is incredibly meaningful work to see hope restored as survivors feel they can now take the next steps forward. Is God calling you to serve in this way?

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Social Media & Marketing Workshop

Build & implement a strategic storytelling & marketing plan. Explore the planning process, branding ideas, & ways churches can reach individuals & make an impact. Register now to save your spot!

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Legislation Writing Workshop

On July 13, a video resource will be available for local church use about legislation writing. If you have questions about legislation please submit those this week so that they can be addressed in the video resource.

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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

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Sample Agenda

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