Many of our 2020 Bi-District Training Day presenters have made their presentation slides and materials available to BDTD participants. You will find those below.

We will continue to add to this page as presentations are shared with us.

Please note that all materials presented here are the intellectual property of and ©Copyright the presenter.

The intended purpose for sharing these files is to help churches grow in discipleship.


Session 1 Workshops

“…and KNOW that I am GOD!” – General Conference 2020 with Martha Stokes

Creative, Collaborative Hymn Arranging with Rev. Billy Kluttz

How to Build an Effective and Engaging Multicultural Children’s Ministry by Kay Hwang, Director of Generational Ministries at Vine Church

Livestreaming on a Budget with Rev. Brian Johnson

Stewardship Essentials with Rev. Tom Berlin

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: What It’s Like to Be a Child in Foster Care & How Your Congregation Can Be Supportive with Jill Gaynor, Annual Giving Officer, UMFS & Sophia Booker, foster care alumna

Lunchtime Roundtables

Lay Leader Roundtable with Karen McElfish, Alexandria District Lay Leader & John Meeuwissen, Alexandria District Lay Leader

Personal Finance Workshop by Brad Duty

Special lunch session on the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation presented by Tom Berlin and General Conference Delegates

Session 2 Workshops

Cultural Competency by Rev. Dr. Michelle Holmes Chaney

Digital Ministry by Kim Johnson and Cynthia Lopynski

Moving from Charity to Solidarity by Clayton Childers, Director for Annual Conference Relations, UMC Justice

Understanding and Caring for Those with Mental Health Conditions with Kristine Konen, Interim President & CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Worship Planning for the Whole Community of Faith by Rev. Billy Kluttz