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Online training for leaders


Visit to register for any of the free, one-hour webinars sponsored by the General Board of Discipleship.

Creative Thinking in Faith Formation: An Ancient/Future Approach, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. CDT: Move from an exploration of Jesus' teaching methods to reflection on how adults learn and what it means to "turbocharge" strategies for effective teaching and learning today. Information: Carol Krau, or 615-340-7171. Free.

Building Health Ministry in Your Congregation, Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. CDT: UMCOR Health, parish nurses and the Center for Health of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits all provide resources to support the UMC Health Ministry Network for new and existing health ministries. Information: The Rev. Betsey Heavner,

Church Council: Incorporating Younger, Diverse Leaders, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. CDT: Healthy, vital churches continuously bring new people into leadership. They must also learn how to lead together across generational differences in work styles and values. Information: The Rev. Betsey Heavner,

Long Range Planning as a Movement of Hope, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. CDT. Gain ideas for helping long-range planning committees to focus on the big picture by  developing a strategic ministry plan that is focused beyond the walls of the church. Information: The Rev. Betsey Heavner, Free.