Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources

Children

Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. As teachers and leaders our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children build a life of learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith. 

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Youth

Young People’s Ministries was created to connect young people and those in ministries with young people to each other, to the church, and to God.

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Adults

Adulthood encompasses a wide variety of experiences and many, many years. It offers significant opportunities for individuals to deepen their relationship with God and neighbor.

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Older Adults

The vision of the Office on Aging & Older Adult Ministries is founded on the principle that ongoing faith development of midlife and older adults is critical for the transformation of the world.

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Ministry of the Laity

The ministry of the laity is the work of mission or ministry to which each believer is called. As Christians we are all called to this ministry or priesthood – not just clergy. Each of us has a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others […]

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Church Leaders

Leadership is an extension of discipleship. It calls for Christians who are committed to increasing their leadership skills and deepening their spiritual practices. Here are tips and tools for congregational leaders, both lay and clergy.

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Educational Ministry

Welcome to the ministry of Christian education and formation. We believe that this ministry is the foundation for lifelong learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith. With intentional learning and Christian formation, we become the people God calls us to be, and we develop gifts and strengths for […]

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Covenant Discipleship and Wesleyan Leadership

Experience and tradition tell us that disciples make disciples. The Wesleyan tradition provides us with a proven and effective method for disciple-making in the 21st century.

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Evangelism

Evangelism, no ministry in the church is more vital. Evangelism involves several key actions: telling the good news, announcing the kingdom (reign) of God, and bearing witness.

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Marriage & Family Ministries

We offer resources, training, and support for ministries with families of all configurations.

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Stewardship

Generosity is a matter of action, intentions, and heart. One way to describe it is the grateful outpouring of gifts to others, out of our love for God. Outpouring is a terrific description, since the priceless treasure of the gospel ... Read More

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Camp & Retreat Ministries

As a camp and retreat leader, you play a pivotal part in providing genuine Christian hospitality and community. Read More

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Congregational Development

The area of congregational development is focused on providing congregational leaders with the latest ideas, information, resources, and training for creating vital ministries in existing churches.  

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Best Practices - Romans 12

Produced by Discipleship Ministries to communicate effective principles and practices demonstrated by congregations that are actively making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  

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Generation2Generation

With a new generation of children and new culture shifts emerging, it is time once again to turn our attention to how churches can effectively be in ministry across the generations. We contacted a group of writers to share their insights. We're excited to provide the information gathered from […]

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Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.

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