Focus: Discipleship Training

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Adults: Getting the Most Out of Teaching the Bible

Intended for leaders of adult classes and studies, this workshop aims to provide practical tools for teaching the Bible. Teaching the Bible can be intimidating for new and experienced teachers. And yet, leading a great class can be one of the most rewarding church experiences. This workshop will discuss principles of adult learning, core principles for teaching the Bible, suggestions for your Continue Reading

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Family Ministries: How to Share Your Faith With Your Family

Practical steps to take to make discipleship take place at home. Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Using Volunteers in Ministry

Intended for those who identify, invite and work with volunteers in the church. These workshops will help you think about volunteers, how to identify, invite, mobilize, energize and appreciate volunteers in ministry. Choose the workshop(s) that meets your church's needs or contact a facutly member to customize expecially for you. I Didn't Want to Say "No"; Now What?!? - Children's Minist Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Why We Are United Methodists

This workshop will help congregational leaders understand and articulate what it means and why it is incredibly wonderful to be a part of the local and global United Methodist Church. Participants in this workshop will explore the essentials of living and serving as Wesleyan Christians. This is a great beginning offering for "new" and "old" members of the UM Church! Continue Reading

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Small Groups: Starting and Sustaining Small Groups

Small groups are essential to vital congregations. Participants will explore how both small and large membership churches can rejuvenate or begin small group ministries. It's a process! Learn how to make it happen. The Wesleyan movement began as a small group, grew through small groups, and exploded across the globe one small group at a time. Learn the 'ins and outs' of this time tested model Continue Reading

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Spiritual Formation: Read the Bible as a United Methodist

This workshop will help participants understand how to bring distinctive Wesleyan eyes and ears to whatever version of scripture is in hand. This workshop is a step in assisting the average reader, teacher, or leader how to approach scripture as a United Methodist in a Wesleyan tradition. Continue Reading

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Spiritual Formation: Your Personal Spiritual Journey

How can ancient faith practices strengthen our spiritual journey today? Jeremiah 6:16 says, "Stand at the Crossroads and look, ask for the ancient paths, and where the good way lies; and walk in it and find rest for your souls." What are the ancient crossroads? How do we walk in them? Where is the good way? Looking at the writings of Benedict and Ignatius, and the move toward a "new monastici Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Financial Decisions are Faith Decisions

This workshop will give an overview of biblical theological foundations for stewardship education. Time will be spent on best practices for clergy and laity and includes education on apportionments. Continue Reading

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Training: All Things Curriculum

Christian educators, whether volunteers or staff members, are often faced with the challenging dilemma of selecting curriculum with questions like: How am I to determine what curriculum is best? What is the right fit for this particular group of people? How do I know if a curriculum reflects and supports a Methodist theology? If you are want to have a "hands on" overview of resources offered by ou Continue Reading

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Training: Everything Wesley

What makes United Methodists United and Methodist? These workshops provide the foundational answers to this important question. Session 1: Who is John Wesley and why does he matter? Including a study of Wesley's Aldersgate experience and the doctrine of assurance. - 2 hours Session 2: What are the essential beliefs of United Methodists? How does our Wesleyan understanding of God compare Continue Reading

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