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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“Until one day…”

Rev. Katie Carson Phillips, Associate Pastor, Burke UMC Description: Ever realized half way through a story that you forgot the hook? Ever ended a story with the phrase, “I guess…

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Responding to Tragedy

Rev. Beth Anderson, Pastor, Courthouse Community UMC Description: When tragedy occurs in your community, how can your church respond? What can you do to be prepared? How can you both…

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“BIG Bad Idea”

Rev. Katie Carson Phillips, Associate Pastor, Burke UMC Description: Does the whole “outside the box” idea flummox you? You like boxes. Your church likes boxes. Yet - you know that…

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Church Safety

Paul Werries, Owner, Facility Analysis and Security Training - F.A.S.T. Description: Safety and security are as important for a house of worship as they are for a family home. Find…

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Creative, Collaborative Hymn Arranging

Rev. Billy Kluttz, Church of the Covenant and Immanuel Presbyterian Church (USA) Description: Traditional hymns offer a myriad opportunities for creative, engaging worship! In this course, we’ll look at well-known…

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