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Online Training for Local Church Leadership Roles

Some of the webinars are upcoming and some are archived from previous dates.  Registration is still required, even with archived.

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The ORIGINAL SERIES is all about the objects, symbols and terms we often hear in church. Take a couple of minutes each week and have some fun while you learn from Chuck. Each week a different video is released on YouTube and announced on the Chuck Knows Church Facebook page. There are currently more than 90 episodes available on a variety of topics with more being produced. Each episode is approximately 2-5 minutes.



DOWNLOAD Simple Accountable Leadership (PDF)
DOWNLOAD Ministry Leadership Models slides (PDF)
DOWNLOAD Ministry Leadership Models resources handout (PDF)






The Church Audit: You Can Do This!

Presenter: Ken Sloane

Duration: 76 min.



Generosity Now: Doing Stewardship in a New Way

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 6:30PM, CDT
Presenter: Ken Sloane

We are living in a new day, a new landscape when it comes to giving and funding ministry. Churches that are holding tight to older models of funding ministry and facing frustration and despair. Some churches are finding new approaches to promoting and supporting the mission and ministry of their congregation, and some are putting their energy into growing generous disciples. Join Ken Sloane, Director of Generosity as we look with new eyes at funding the church's mission today.

Tax Changes Local Church Giving
Your Guide to Effective Giving After Tax Reform

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Clergy Taxes
Church Employee Taxes



Local Church Lay Leaders to Annual Conference: What's My Job?

Date Recorded: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 60 min.
Presenter: Jody Cataldo, Director of Laity in Leadership

Lay leaders and lay members to annual conference who engage in mission and ministry as part of a disciple-making movement have significant impact on the vitality of the local church as they partner together with their clergy leadership. Join Jodi Cataldo, Discipleship Ministries' Director of Laity in Leadership, in a discussion around these roles in relationship to the overall mission of the church.

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SPRC, Our Pastor Is Moving, Next Steps?

As the chair of the SPRC committee, you are preparing to share the news of a pastoral change. The SPRC team wants to know the next steps beyond sharing the initial announcement. This webinar will help leaders to gain insights about praying for their pastor, their family and the congregation. Also, developing leadership plans for preparing your congregation to bid farewell and embrace pastoral leadership in healthy ways.

Presenter: Jacqui King, Director of Leadership for Congregational Vitality

Duration: 59 min.









Preparing and Empowering Prayer Warriors
Journey to Discipleship








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United Methodist Communications Online Training

United Methodist Communications Training also offers affordable online courses, with professional instruction available on YOUR time. We can teach you how to engage with your congregation online, reach out to seekers, and share God’s love with the latest Internet tools. We’ll share best practices for building a team for welcoming ministry. We can even help you plan a mission trip to improve the quality of life in developing countries through information and communications technology.

Register for online communication training courses for church leaders


Church Marketing Plan – Introduction Article (not a webinar)

The Church Marketing Plan Tool provides several templates and step-by-step instructions to help you create a custom plan that helps connect the unique church God has created you to be with the people He has called you to reach.

Overcoming Your Fear of Flying Article (not a webinar)

"Church marketing is the process of the church identifying and meeting or contributing to the spiritual, community (sense of belonging) and service needs of its neighbors and surrounding neighborhood."

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Human Resources 101
Employee Appraisal