Building a Culture of Innovation

Rev. Jim Chandler, Alexandria District Consultant, Church Development Description: There is no denying that the world around us has changed (and continues to change!). How we in the church respond…

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Cultural Competency

Rev. Dr. Michelle Holmes Chaney, Bi-District Coordinator, Revitalization and Leadership Development Description: Our communities are becoming more diverse everyday. Rather than make assumptions about the people in our neighborhoods who do…

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Digital Ministry

Kim Johnson, Bi-District Communications Coordinator and Cynthia Lopynski, Bi-District Program Coordinator Description: Church communicators have a ministry that is 24/7. Your job of communicating the church’s message and vision to…

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Financial Internal Controls and Detecting Fraud

David Dommissee, Virginia Conference Treasurer and Business AdministratorCarol Draper, Staff Accountant Description: Internal Controls are a key part of protecting church assets.  Churches with poor internal controls and financial oversight…

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High Impact Ministry Starts with Your Strengths

William Chaney, Associate Certified Coach Description: Mobilizing laity for high impact ministry begins when each person claims their strengths and taps into their potential to lead. Audience: Discipleship, Leadership, Spiritual…

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Keeping God in the Meeting

Amanda Webber, Pastor, Nimmo UMC Description: Dr. N. Graham Standish once said, “We often invite God to bless our church committee meetings followed by an invitation to come back after…

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Leading through Change

Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert, Arlington District Superintendent Description: Change is all around us, and willing or not - we are in the midst of substantial change. How do we help…

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