Free Webinars for Church Leaders from GBOD

September 29, 2011

The General Board of Discipleship's series of free online training sessions for local church leaders continues in October with a webinar for pastors.

The live event "Principles for Church Renewal" (for pastors) will begin at 10:30 a.m., PDT, on Oct. 25.
Topics include defining Christian transformation, disciplines for Christian transformational leadership, leading a movement of hope, and introduction to a process to enable church transformation. It is helpful to read, "Does Your Church Have a Prayer?" before the webinar.
The other upcoming webinars are: 
  • "Plan Now to Meet Your 2012 Goals" – Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. PDT – will teach church council leaders to turn the goals they have set for 2012 into actions and results. Planning strategies for implementation is the first step to reaching goals. Includes general principles and specific strategies for meeting vitality goals you have set.
  • "Finishing the Year Financially Strong" – Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. PST – will provide practical ideas for church finance leaders entrusted with managing funding. God's generous love sustains your church, and God provides all that is needed for God's purposes.
For more information about the webinars and free registration, visit
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.