Focus: Leadership Development

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Black Church Development: Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century

Intended for African American congregations, this initiative of the United Methodist Church is a transformational learning model that enables vibrant, growing congregations to share their experiences with other churches seeking ministry growth, spiritual vitality and life transformation. This workshop will also cover ways for facilitating new directions and commitments for mission and ministr Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Chairperson Bootcamp

Whether you are the Chairperson of the Trustees or the Kitchen Coordinator, this workshop will give you simple, basic, effective tools to organize you and your ministry. From setting agendas to following up, getting the little things right frees God up to make big things happen. Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Conflict Resolution

Intended for clergy and laity to explore the Biblical and theological foundations, practical measures, and resources for conflict resolution in churches. Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Effective Teams - Equipping Committees and Staffs for Performance

Each year we ask our committees to work as teams - making decisions, planning events, leading the church. But how much time do we spend equipping those individuals to perform as a team? This workshop offers simple, concrete ideas and practices to make your boards and committees perform better and have fun doing their work. Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: How Does the UMC Work?

Intended for those wanting to know more about the United Methodist connectional system, this workshop is a baseline primer on how our connectional structure works. Participants will learn of what works, what stymies, who does what and why, and how individuals can find a way to make a difference with their gifts and graces. Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Leadership Excellence

Intended for members of administrative boards, church councils, SPR committees and church leadership. Participants will review the best practices for clergy and laity in leadership development; including spiritual biblical and practical help in gifts/skills based approaches. Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Making Meetings More Meaningful

Intended for those who plan and facilitate meetings, this workshop teaches participants how to navigate the work and tasks prior to a meeting taking place. An effective meeting is one that is planned before arriving! The steps are laid out in a simple and thoughtful way that teaches chairpersons and other leaders alike, the way to effectiveness. This workshop will explore how to get more done in l Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Moving from Compartments to Communion - All Areas of the Church Living in Community

Intended for congregations interested in a holistic approach to mission and ministry. In this workshop we will first take a broad look at the way people move step-by-step into faith and into the community of the church. Then each participant will use his or her church's mission statement and develop ways they can assist all areas of the church and get out of their little "boxes" and follow their m Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Strategic Planning for Ministry

Intended for church staff and church planning teams, this workshop helps congregations develop and engage an appropriate model for planning. Our mission is given to us in the great commission and great commandment. Our vision is how we accomplish the mission. How do we structure our leadership team and discern God's vision for our church? How do we make a plan to accomplish this vision? How a Continue Reading

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Leadership Development: Team Ministry

This workshop is intended for clergy and lay teams. In the church, ministry is best accomplished as a team whether that is a staff, the administrative board, or the whole church. Essential to working as a team is a clear understanding of our vision/mission, that each team member understands their role within the team, recognize the responsibility of leadership within a team, the process we will fo Continue Reading

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