GBOD Offers Free Webinars in January and February

January 12, 2012

The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church is offering free webinars, this month and next, for church leaders. Register at

Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. PST: Principles of Church Renewal for DSes
Key factors for setting a path toward renewal of district congregations.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. PST: Goal Setting for Vital Congregations
A guide for setting realistic numerical goals for your congregation on the website.
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. PST: 10 Commandments for Church Websites
A website is the new front door to your church. Patrick Steil, webmaster for the North Texas Conference and owner of, will walk you through 10 "commandments" that can transform your website into the best outreach and communications tool that has ever been possible.
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. PST: Healthy Church Leaders – Key Factors
SPRC has a key role for health of body, mind, and soul for your pastor and leaders. GBPHB's Center for Health shares key factors for a healthy ministry environment.
Training for new church leaders is available, also. One-hour recorded modules are available for the church council, trustees, nominating committees, finance leaders, and S/PPRC. Individuals can watch at home, or church groups can view the modules when they meet.
Pastors and laity are encouraged to take advantage of these modules, posted at