February GBOD Webinar Targets Church Council

February 10, 2011

In March, Trustees; in April, all church leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The General Board of Discipleship's series of free online training sessions for local church leaders continues in February with a webinar about issues that face church council members.
The live event, "Leading the Church Council: Administration IS Ministry," will begin at 4:30 p.m. PST on Thursday, Feb. 24, hosted by Betsey Heavner, GBOD's Director of Congregational Renewal.
"This webinar will address the challenge church leaders face when balancing ministry vision with daily oversight," Heavner said. "This training will give tips, examples from real churches, and a framework for everyone on the team."
The other upcoming webinars, both at 6:30 p.m. CST, are:
  • "Trustees: Stewards of Church Property" on March 24 – The role of trustees is practical, legal and biblical. Every trustee will benefit from this review of the responsibilities and reminder of effective ministry through this job.
  • "Easter Living for Church Leaders: Prayer and Faith" on April 28 – Church leaders care deeply about their faith community so that sometimes the "doing" church work overwhelms "being" the church. Several church leaders will tell about their own experiences to inspire Easter renewal in leaders.
"The webinars include basic information about the position from the Book of Discipline, plus biblical framework for the ministry of the role," Heavner said. "Webinar participants can chat and send questions in real time, and all the webinars have follow-up resources online for the leadership topic that is covered."
These training sessions provided by GBOD are made possible by support given to the World Service Fund.
For more information about the webinars and free registration, visit www.gbod.org/committee_resources.
In addition, previous webinars for the Pastor Parish Relations Committee and for finance leaders are available for view at the website.
GBOD's mission is to support Annual Conference and local church leaders for their task of equipping world-changing disciples. An agency of The United Methodist Church, GBOD is located at 1908 Grand Ave. in Nashville, Tennessee.