Free Webinars for Congregational Leaders

March 22, 2012

The General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) is offering several webinars for congregational leaders, free of charge, this spring. These hour-long sessions contain valuable information designed to help leaders learn and grow.

March 29 at 4:30 p.m.: WHAT DOES A LAY LEADER DO?
Responsibilities vary for this position! This webinar will share examples from congregations of all sizes, the Book of Discipline, and actual experiences of how to make this role effective in your congregation.
 
April 12 at 4:30 p.m.: HOW ONLINE GIVING CAN RAISE YOUR CHURCH'S INCOME
Online giving through electronic funds transfer (EFT) is not the offering of future, it is already here! Churches that have offered this to their people are seeing greater and consistent income through EFT, while their donors are appreciating the convenience!
 
April 24 at 11:30 a.m.: MAKING A "GOOD" MOVE (FOR PASTORS)*
All pastors who are moving to a new congregation will be reminded of ways to say goodbye and say hello. Includes tips and advice from several sources for this change, which impacts your well-being and that of your family and friends.
 
May 3 at 4:30 p.m.: CHANGING PASTORS (FOR CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS)**
Nearly one-third of all United Methodist congregations change pastors each year, but it may have been a while since your congregation changed pastors. This training for laity will offer tips and remind you of your responsibilities in this process.
 
Training for new church leaders is also available. One-hour recorded modules are available for the Church Council, Trustees, Nominating Committees, Finance leaders, and S/PPRC. Individuals may watch at home or church groups may view the modules when they meet.
 
 
*If possible, plan to attend the Conference's 2012 Clergy (and Spouses) Transition Workshop, May 23-25 (4 p.m. Wednesday through noon on Friday), at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, California, instead. Register on line now, or by visiting www.cnumc.org/register. Registration deadline is May 18. Download flyer here.
 
**If possible, plan to attend the Conference's 2012 Church Transition Orientation and Workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento, instead. Register on line now, – or visit www.cnumc.org/register. Download flyer here.