Webinars available from Discipleship Ministries

September-December 2017
Register for free at www.umcdiscipleship.org/webinars

September

Teach US to Pray: Teaching Others to Pray
A Webinar Series (3 of 3)

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/teach-us-to-pray-webinar-series
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:30 pm Central Daylight Time (8:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenters: Taylor Burton-Edwards, Mark Stamm, and Joseph Crowe

Taylor Burton-Edwards hosts “Teach US to Pray,” a three-part series of webinars with Dr. Mark Stamm to help you strengthen congregational prayer and your understanding of the role of congregational prayer in your local setting.

In Part 3, “Teaching Others to Pray,” Dr Stamm offers practical advice for congregations seeking to teach their participants how to pray and ways to strengthen existing forms of congregational prayer or start new ones.

View all “Teach Us to Pray” webinars »

October

Boomer Spirituality
(First of a Three-Part Series)
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/boomer-spirituality-webinar-series
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30 pm., Central Daylight Time (7:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller

Born from 1946 to 1964, baby boomers have revolutionized every aspect of American life.  As they move into their second half of life, they face new challenges as they age.

The Baby Boomer Spirituality Webinars are led by Craig Kennet Miller, author of Boomer Spirituality: Seven Values for the Second Half of Life. Each sixty-minute webinar will give you ideas and insights about ministry with the boomer generation. Those who attend all three sessions can earn 0.3 CEUs. This series is for individuals, or it may be used as a group experience that churches use for Wednesday evening programing.

Developing Your Ministry Plan 1: Congregational DNA
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/developing-your-ministry-plan
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller
10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time (11:00 am, Eastern)

Learn about the spiritual life of leaders and congregational DNA.

Bring your team together to use the School of Congregational Development Ministry Plan to develop a focus for your church. During these sixty-minute sessions, you will learn key principles for congregational development, focus on key areas of congregational ministry, and engage in a time of learning for your whole team.  Join all four webinars to build your team and implement new ideas for vital congregational ministry.

Community Transformation: Leading Ministry and Gentrification
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/community-transformation-leading-ministry-and-gentrification
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (8:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Jacqui King, Director, Leadership for Congregational Vitality

Is your community changing?  What is gentrification?  Is your community impacted by urban sprawl? 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.

The Spiritual Roots of Boomers
(The Second of a Three-Part Series)
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/boomer-spirituality-webinar-series
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30 pm., Central Daylight Time (7:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller
Formed in the crucible of the 1960s and 70s, the spiritual roots of brokenness, loneliness, rootlessness, and self-seeking still affect boomers and younger generations today.

The Baby Boomer Spirituality Webinars are led by Craig Kennet Miller, author of Boomer Spirituality: Seven Values for the Second Half of Life. Each sixty-minute webinar will give you ideas and insights about ministry with the boomer generation. Those who attend all three sessions can earn 0.3 CEUs.

Developing Your Ministry Plan 2: Discovering Your Congregation’s Niche
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/developing-your-ministry-plan
Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time (11:00 am, Eastern)
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller

Understanding the missional context of your congregation and your community is key for creating ministry that connects to newcomers.

Bring your team together to use the School of Congregational Development Ministry Plan to develop a focus for your church. During these sixty-minute sessions, you will learn key principles for congregational development, focus on key areas of congregational ministry, and engage in a time of learning for your whole team.  Join all four webinars to build your team and implement new ideas for vital congregational ministry.

Tuesday Tea with Melanie 
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/tuesday-tea-with-melanie-october-2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11:30 a.m., Central Daylight Time (12:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Melanie C. Gordon
Topic: Embracing Authentic Intergenerational Ministry

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process in local congregations. The series opens up the enlivening questions at the center of children’s faith formation: Will our children have faith? How do we help children grow in faith? We gather experts to explore these questions in their complexity as they impact the lives of children and families in the digital age.

Boomers and the Search for God
(Third of a Three-Part Series)
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/boomer-spirituality-webinar-series
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:30 pm., Central Daylight Time (7:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller
Since their youth, boomers have been on an ongoing search for the divine.  From the New Age Movement to the explosion of mega-churches, the boomers’ quest for the spiritual life has challenged the traditions of the past. Their quest also provides great opportunities for ministry in the future.

The Baby Boomer Spirituality Webinars are led by Craig Kennet Miller, author of Boomer Spirituality: Seven Values for the Second Half of Life. Each sixty-minute webinar will give you ideas and insights about ministry with the boomer generation. Those who attend all three sessions can earn 0.3 CEUs.

Developing Your Ministry Plan 3: Discovering Your Discipleship Process
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/developing-your-ministry-plan
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller
10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time (11:00 am, Eastern)

This session focuses on three key areas of congregational life: leadership, small groups, and social outreach.

Bring your team together to use the School of Congregational Development Ministry Plan to develop a focus for your church. During these sixty-minute sessions, you will learn key principles for congregational development, focus on key areas of congregational ministry, and engage in a time of learning for your whole team.  Join all four webinars to build your team and implement new ideas for vital congregational ministry.

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/evangelism-for-non-evangelists
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm, Central Time (7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenters: Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online is a five-week introductory online evangelism course hosted by Discipleship Ministries and made possible by apportionment dollars through United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. It is team-taught by Dr. Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Dr. Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The course is scheduled for Thursdays, October 19-November 16 from 7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern/6:30-8:00 pm, Central.

This course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to implement those creative practices in a congregational setting.

An information sheet for the course can be found at http://markteasdale.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evangelism-Online-Info-Sheet.pdf.

Developing Your Ministry Plan 4: Worship, Small Groups, & The Next 12 Months
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/developing-your-ministry-plan
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time (11:00 am, Eastern)
Presenter: Craig Kennet Miller
Building on the previous three sessions, your team will be guided in a process to identify key steps for congregational development. The focus will be on worship as well as thinking about putting ideas into action.

Bring your team together to use the School of Congregational Development Ministry Plan to develop a focus for your church. During these sixty-minute sessions, you will learn key principles for congregational development, focus on key areas of congregational ministry, and engage in a time of learning for your whole team.  Join all four webinars to build your team and implement new ideas for vital congregational ministry.

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/evangelism-for-non-evangelists
Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenters: Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online is a five-week introductory online evangelism course hosted by Discipleship Ministries and made possible by apportionment dollars through United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. It is team-taught by Dr. Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Dr. Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The course is scheduled for Thursdays, October 19-November 16 from 7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern/6:30-8:00 pm, Central.

This course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to implement those creative practices in a congregational setting.

An information sheet for the course can be found at: http://markteasdale.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evangelism-Online-Info-Sheet.pdf.

November

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/evangelism-for-non-evangelists
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenters: Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online is a five-week introductory online evangelism course hosted by Discipleship Ministries and made possible by apportionment dollars through United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. It is team-taught by Dr. Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Dr. Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The course is scheduled for Thursdays, October 19-November 16 from 7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern/6:30-8:00 pm, Central.

This course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to implement those creative practices in a congregational setting.

An information sheet for the course can be found at: http://markteasdale.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evangelism-Online-Info-Sheet.pdf.

Tuesday Tea with Melanie 
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/tuesday-tea-with-melanie-november-2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
11:30 a.m., Central Standard Time (12:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Melanie C. Gordon
Topic: Connecting the Church and the Weekday Preschool

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process in local congregations. The series opens up the enlivening questions at the center of children’s faith formation: Will our children have faith? How do we help children grow in faith? We gather experts to explore these questions in their complexity as they impact the lives of children and families in the digital age.

Giving Beyond the Budget
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/giving-beyond-the-budget
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
10:00 a.m., Central Standard Time (11:00 am, Eastern)
Presenter: Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Connectional Ministries, and the Rev. Don Joiner, Financial Planner

Is your church ready to receive gifts that won’t necessarily come through the offering plate? Do you have a strategy in place for gifts that might take the form of an endowment, memorial gifts, or gifts of property, stocks, or valuable collectibles? If you were approached by someone offering a larger gift, would you know how to respond? Join us as we explore how these gifts “above and beyond” might help your church achieve greater mission and witness!

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/evangelism-for-non-evangelists
Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm, Central Standard Time (7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenters: Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online is a five-week introductory online evangelism course hosted by Discipleship Ministries and made possible by apportionment dollars through United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. It is team-taught by Dr. Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Dr. Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The course is scheduled for Thursdays, October 19-November 16 from 7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern/6:30-8:00 pm, Central.

This course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to implement those creative practices in a congregational setting.

An information sheet for the course can be found at: http://markteasdale.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evangelism-Online-Info-Sheet.pdf.

Spiritual Leadership Practices: Living into God’s Vision
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/spiritual-leadership-practices-living-into-gods-vision
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (8:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Jacqui King, Director, Leadership for Congregational Vitality

What did your leaders learn throughout the year about spiritual practices?  Was the year so full of planning that you missed time for reflective thinking and Sabbath?   How should your leaders evaluate, prepare, pray, and develop ministry action plans for the upcoming year? Focusing on building and transforming small groups, this webinar will share insights about moving forward with implementing healthy annual learning schedules that promote increasing spiritual practices to support small groups, Sunday school, leadership, and community mission experiences.

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/evangelism-for-non-evangelists
Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm, Central Standard Time (7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern)
Presenters: Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online is a five-week introductory online evangelism course hosted by Discipleship Ministries and made possible by apportionment dollars through United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. It is team-taught by Dr. Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Dr. Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The course is scheduled for Thursdays, October 19-November 16 from 7:30-9:00 pm, Eastern/6:30-8:00 pm, Central.

This course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to implement those creative practices in a congregational setting.

An information sheet for the course can be found at: http://markteasdale.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evangelism-Online-Info-Sheet.pdf.

December

Tuesday Tea with Melanie 
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/tuesday-tea-with-melanie-december-2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
11:30 a.m., Central Standard Time (12:30 pm, Eastern)
Presenter: Melanie C. Gordon
Topic: Serving Children Beyond the Christmas Wish List

Tuesday Tea with Melanie is a webinar series focused on embracing children and families as part of the disciple-making process in local congregations. The series opens up the enlivening questions at the center of children’s faith formation: Will our children have faith? How do we help children grow in faith? We gather experts to explore these questions in their complexity as they impact the lives of children and families in the digital age.

Tuesday Tea participants create online communities that connect them to others engaged in ministry with children, equipping them to communicate in fresh, new ways to different others, and inspires them to more fully engage children and families in the life of the church.
Register for free webinars at www.umcdiscipleship.org/webinars

 

The following webinars, which were originally scheduled for 2017, have been canceled. Please make a note of these.

Planned Preaching: Organizing a Grassroots Planning Retreat
Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:00 am, Central Daylight Time

Certified Lay Ministry: the DCOM and the DS
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 10:00 am, Central Daylight Time

Where to Begin in Boomer Ministry & Advanced Boomer Ministry
Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Central Daylight Time

Beyond the Worship Wars — Older Adults Worship Differently
Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 am, Central Standard Time

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