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Local Church Disaster Preparedness Guide

This guide will help you to think through and formulate a disaster response plan for your local church.

Clergy Taxes with Rev. Nate Berneking

Director of Finance and Administration Nate Berneking covers common clergy tax questions in this one-hour webinar.

Culture of Call with Rev. Molly Moore

In this two-part teaching, Rev. Molly Moore shares how you can cultivate an organic culture of call at your local church and how we can encourage listening to God's call at all ages.

Discipleship Coaching with Rev. Mark Statler

Discipleship Coaching offers a model for creating a transformational, multiplying discipleship culture within a ministry context. Through this coaching model you can develop a focused vision for where you’re going and a creative plan for getting there. In this class, Rev. Mark Statler teaches helps you get started using Discipleship Coaching in your ministry.

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts with Rev. Molly Moore

Spiritual gifts are sometimes considered mystifying, complicated and hard to understand. Yet, learning about how God has uniquely equipped and gifted each of us is a step towards understanding our calling as God’s children and how we are called as kingdom workers on earth. In two short videos, Rev. Molly Moore offers a short teaching on the SHAPE method for discerning your spiritual gifts and the GRASP model for discovering your God-given purpose.

Leading Worship and Public Prayer with Rev. Fabian Gonzalez

In this course, we will focus on leading worship and public prayer. In our first session, the focus is on the history of worship from the early church, leading up to modern worship. Session two will center around the elements of worship, and the why behind each of these elements. Session three focuses on the presider of the service, the importance of body language, pacing and how to engage an audience. Session four takes a practical look at putting all of those elements together.

Ministry of All Believers with Rob Gordon and Mike Sykuta

As a lay member of the United Methodist Church, YOU are called to be a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, living out the disciplines of Jesus and growing the Body of Christ through listening, learning, loving and leading. North Central District Lay Leaders Rob Gordon and Mike Sykuta lead five sessions exploring this call to lay ministry.

W2's and Local Church Taxes with Rev. Nate Berneking

Missouri Conference Director of Finance and Administration, Rev. Nate Berneking, discusses W-2 completion and employer tax reporting for local churches.

Storied Witness: The Theology of Black Women Preachers in 19th Century America Small Group Discussion Guide

Much can be learned from Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote and Sojourner Truth. How to learn it is a bit challenging, though. These Black women preachers had a theology that was not taught in seminaries. That drove Rev. Kate Hanch of First UMC St. Charles to write Storied Witness. “The voices of Black women have historically been silenced, especially in theological and religious contexts,” Hanch stated in the book description. “Prophets rarely have platforms; faithfulness to oneself, one’s community, ...

Resources for Confronting Racism and Building Beloved Communities

A collection of resources from UMC-related sources.

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