Clergy Educational Opportunities

Clergy Benefits Academy, October 24-26, 2016, Branson, Missouri
The event is designed for clergy of all ages to learn about the benefit issues that affect life and ministry of clergy offered by Wespath Benefits and Investments, a General Agency of the United Methodist Church, CEUs are available for attending this event. To find out more about the event, click here. 

REVITUP!: For a Lifetime in Ministry, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida
November 7-9
Event designed for young clergy to strengthen personal, financial and leadership skills that can improve life and ministry. There will be opportunities for consultations with benefit instructors, pastoral counselors, financial planners and more. CEUs are available. To find out more about this event, click here. 

Simply Wright: N.T Wright at Perkins School of Theology, SMU
November 15-17

N.T. Wright, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, author and retired Anglican bishop will be at Perkins to discuss his latest book, Simply Good news: Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good. For more information, click here:

Nostalgia and Three Changed Questions

This article explores three questions in the context of the present: Who are we? What does God call us to do? Who is our neighbor? 

PAUMCS Online Certification Course and Educational Tour Scheduled

Online Certification Class and Educational Tours Offered to the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS). Click Here to read the release

Resources and tips for transitioning pastors can be found at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership

A Poetic Gift To All On the Value of Coaching
(From the book: TransforMissional Coaching: Empowering Leaders in a Changing Ministry World, by authors Steve Ogne & Tim Roehl.)


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UMC Cyber Campus Webpage offered by the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry


Will Mancini, a Church revitalization expert, provides a blog post about The Top 10 Ways Pastors Spend Time that Doesn't Make Disciples 

Ron Edmonson, a well-known church leader, gives the 7 common elements of a healthy team. 


Rebekah Simon-Peter gives advice about what you should do if your congregation starts doubting your vision in this Ministry Matters blog post. 


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