Training Tuesdays

Training Tuesdays is an online training experience to inspire and equip local church leaders to connect more people with Jesus. Using Zoom, leaders connect from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to learn from an expert about a topic that helps 100% of our congregations to become 100% vital.

The calls are videotaped and can be accessed later -- along with handouts -- in a searchable resource area or as a YouTube Playlist.  

Upcoming Webinars: 

Oct. 11 – See All the People: Community Prayer Walks

Explore and embrace the first Pillar of Vitality, See All the People, by learning how to conduct community prayer walks and relational 1:1s. With the Rev. Joseph Daniels of Emory UMC in Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Luke Edwards, Associate Director of Church Development for the Western North Carolina Conference

Oct. 25 – Deepening Discipleship: The Elements of an Intentional Discipleship Pathway/Process

This session will teach you the elements of an Intentional Discipleship Pathway/Process, which are rooted in the United Methodist Rule of Discipleship

Nov. 8 – Deepening Discipleship: Examples of Effective Intentional Discipleship Pathways/Processes

This session will show you how churches are successfully implementing an Intentional Discipleship Pathway/Process. With Rev. Jack Shitama of the Center for Vital Leadership

 Future Sessions:
  • Nov. 15 – Live and Love Like Jesus
  • Dec. 13 – Statistical Report Training
  • Jan. 10 – Change Management

Past Webinars

Videos of all past Training Tuesday sessions are online. The topics of these themes are searchable under the “Categories” dropdown. Those interested in learning more about serving on church committees are encouraged to explore the Trustees, Nominations, Finance, SPRC and other topics.

Training Tuesday - MissionInsite Overview
Sep. 27, 2022

With a focus on the first Vitality Pillar, “See All the People,” this webinar will explore MissionInsite, a free, in-depth demographics program to help congregations discover who is in their community. With Lauren Harris, Congregational Development Coordinator.

Training Tuesday - Readiness 360
Sep. 20, 2022

This session will focus on Getting Started on a Congregational Pathway with Readiness 360. Learn more about this tool for assessing vitality and the ministry and mission of your church with Rev. Bill Brown, the BWC’s Director of Creative Evangelism, and Lauren Harris, Congregational Development Coordinator. 

Training Tuesdays: How to Secure Your Building, De-escalation, and Assailant Training
Feb. 22, 2022

Join Mr. David Johnston from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to learn about the four easy steps that your congregation can take to mitigate threats and help protect worshipers from active assailants. The discussion will include emergency planning, connecting with your local first responders and options to apply for federal grant funding to enhance physical security at your facility. The presentation will also include a question and answer session to discuss today’s challenges.

Previous Training Tuesdays Sessions for those Serving on Committees

Church Council
The One Board Model – December 14, 2021
The Simplified Accountable Structure – November 17, 2020
Unified Board – January 7, 2020
Church Council – November 20, 2019

Finance – November 19, 2019
Finance – November 16, 2021

Trustees – November 23, 2021
Trustees – November 12, 2019

Staff-Parish Relations Committee – SPRC/PPRC
SPRC – December 7, 2021
SPRC – November 5, 2019 

Nominations – November 24, 2020
Nominations – December 3, 2019