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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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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Strangely Warmed

Rev. Barbara Miner, Associate Pastor/Director of Worship, Floris UMC Description: From Anglican roots to the Holy Club, to an experience where he felt his heart “strangely warmed,” John Wesley was…

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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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“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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