Leadership Resources

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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January 8, 2013

Suggested Church Positions

Positions Suggested for Organizing Ministry Each congregation shall provide for a comprehensive program of nurture, outreach, and witness, along with […]

Suggested Church Positions
January 29, 2015

Church Council

Begin the new year for new and continuing leaders by watching this overview of your leadership for the year ahead. […]

Webinar
Church Council
January 28, 2015

“Transformation”: Changing from What We Are to What God Wants

By The Rev. Betsey Heavner

What's the Change We Want to Make? From activity-centered church toward faith-forming community;  from secular people to […]

Article
Church Council
January 28, 2015

The Bible as a Guide to Prayer

By The Rev. Betsey Heavner

When God speaks, be ready for surprises. Let God speak to us, through us, with us, and for us as […]

Article
Finance Committee
January 28, 2015

SWOOP (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Obstacles, Perspectives) Analysis

By The Rev. Betsey Heavner

When assessing goals and/or objectives, it is helpful to follow a formal (somewhat) process that gives free voice to […]

Article
Church Council
January 28, 2015

Breath Prayer: Personal and Community Prayers

By The Rev. Betsey Heavner

Breath Prayer takes the continuous and mechanical motions of our breathing and incorporates words of prayer to create an act […]

Article
Pastor/Staff-Parish Relations Commmittee
January 22, 2015

The Committee—Pilot Webinar

The recorded webinar will help you dig deeper into issues related to deep change, the spiritual life of leaders, and […]

Webinar
Webinars & Webinar Archives
January 22, 2015

Trustees Manage for Ministry

 Trustees are stewards of church property, both physical property and gifts and bequests. New and continuing trustees will review […]

Webinar
Webinars & Webinar Archives
January 20, 2015

Nominations Committee Develops Leaders

Nominations committees in vibrant, healthy congregations will identify, train, and support spiritual leaders throughout the year. This is an overview […]

Webinar
Nominations Committee
November 14, 2014

A SERVICE CELEBRATING THE APPOINTMENT OF A DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

The leader may be the resident bishop or the bishop's designated representative.

Liturgy
District Superintendents
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