Most recent webinars:

June 11, 2015- Finance Webinar

May 4, 2015- Leading Through Change

March 19, 2015- Pastor- Parish Relations Committee
Transitioning Well: The Role of the PPRC in Leading through Pastoral Change

2014 & 2015 Webinars from the Appalachian District (these include PPR, Trustees, Finance, Admin Council and Nominations)

Prior to 2014:

United Methodist Rural Fellowship/ Advocates Webinar
The April 23 webinar presented by the conference United Methodist Rural Fellowship/ Advocates and featuring Bishop Larry Goodpaster focuses on the rural church and  rural ministries. It may be viewed at http://bit.ly/11i9Wn6.

General Board of Discipleship Offers Vital Congregations Webinars
A key to vital congregations is small group opportunities for adults; yet we know that adult participation in traditional classes and other small groups is often sporadic, if not declining. Equipping leaders to lead small groups that are relevant and meaningful to adult lives is critical if we are to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

In 2013, GBOD will offer free monthly webinars to help equip leaders for this important work. Registration is required; people may register through www.gbod.org/webinars, locating the webinar of their choice, and completing the registration information.


2013 Pastor Parish Relations Committee Training

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster and the District Superintendents are most grateful for the incredible response to the series of webinars that were presented last week. At each one of the five sessions, the maximum number of people that could be logged on to participate was reached. To have reached capacity each time also meant that others were not able to view the live sessions. While we are grateful for such a response, we regret not being able to accommodate everyone due to our contracts with the service provider.

A video recording of one of the sessions was made available during the first week of January for viewing by all committees and committee members. At the same time, we are in conversation about the next steps we must take to bring this type of training and equipping to more people, more churches, and more groups in the future. We thank everyone for the response and for the feedback, and we anticipate offering more such webinar experiences in 2013. Please click here to view the session.

UMRF Webinar Recording:
The United Methodist Rural Fellowship hosted a webinar discussion on General Conference 2012 featuring the Rev. Dr. Ken Carter, Waynesville District Superintendent; Jennifer Davis, Director of Discipleship Ministry; the Rev. David Christy, Town and Country Committee Chairperson; and the Rev. Randy Wall, UMRF President. Please click here to view this recording, which includes the presentation slides and the chat room discussion.

Webinar Recording:
“Seven Surprisingly Easy Ways to Increase Worship Attendance” 

Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 31, 2012 – Learn practical and effective ways to influence people to be present in worship as well as increase their participation and discipleship in the church.The leader for this Webinar is Steve James, Director of Congregational Development for the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.  [Recording]

69 people participated in the Jan. 31 Webinar and another 60 people attended at the same presentation during on Jan. 29, at the Statesville District Leadership Conference. 
[Other resources and details about the webinar] [PDF- same information]

Webinar Recording: “How to [re]Connect Your Church with the Community”
Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 10, 2012 – The latest Webinar recording is now available – “How to [re]Connect Your Church with the Community” – featuring Jeff Stiggins from the Florida Annual Conference, Amy Shanholtzer from the West Virginia Annual Conference and Steve James from WNCC. Please click here to find the recording and related documents.

Webinar Recording: “First-Time Guests to Fully-Engaged Disciples” 
Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 4, 2011 – This 90-minute webinar, offered in the partnership of the WNCC Office of Congregational Development and WNCC Information Technology Department, is a great tool for pastors or hospitality teams from congregations to view together. The accompanying document contains all the speaker notes and hyperlinks to many resources to support a church that wants to develop best practices in hospitality and discipleship.

The speaker is Steve James. WNCC Director of Congregational Development. Questions may be directed to to him.

Speaker Notes | Recording
Hyperlinks in the document to take you to other resources including the connection card and sample letters. There are other resources linked there that the host didn’t mention live, including some scripture references.

It is important for the improvement of this program to provide feedback on the webinar  using this survey tool (It should only take a minute or so):  Please click here.

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