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Leading the Local Church

Trainings for Leadership Positions & Committees 


Training Video led by Dr. Derek McAleer, former Director of Administrative Services

Helpful resources:

--Guidelines book

--Slides from presentation

--50 Ways To Encourage Faithful Giving

--50 Ways To Improve Annual Stewardship

-- 6 Reasons Your Church Needs A Planned Giving Program


Training Video led by Dr. Derek McAleer, former Director of Administrative Services

Helpful resources:

--Slides from presentation

--Role of Finance Committee (BOD)
--What's my job?
--Guidelines book
--Guidelines book
--Conference Resources

--Audit Guide


Training video led by Bishop David Graves, Episcopal Leader

Handout One

Handout Two

Handout Three

Handout Five

For handouts 4 & 6, refer to the forms provided by the District Superintendent.

Helpful resources:
--Role of SPRC (BOD)
--SPRC Cards
--SPRC Evaluation to go with cards
--Resource list
--Guidelines book

Lay Leader

Training Video, led by John Ray, Northeast District Lay Leader

Helpful resources:
​--What's my job?

--Guidelines book

Charge Conference Forms

Training Video led by Dr. Derek McAleer, former Director of Administrative Services. Download the slides to go with the webinar.

Local Church Treasurer

Click here for videos and resources

Trainings for Local Church Leadership


Training Video led by Allison Lindsey & Suzanne Akins, Connectional Ministries
(28 minutes)

We are all "shaped" by God to serve. Come explore your uniqueness as you delve into your specific spiritual gifts, heart's passions, abilities, personality and experiences.

PDF documents to go along with video. (7 pages)

SHAPE profile to be completed after training.

Meetings that Matter

Training Video led by Ann Smith, Laity, Vineville UMC (40 minutes)

Another dreaded committee meeting on the schedule? What if we became intentional in preparing meetings that actually matter? Join Ann Smith as she shares ways to make our meetings a ministry.

Unleashing Creativity

Training Video led by Anne Bosarge, Connectional Ministries

(51 minutes)

Learn strategies to get your congregation thinking in ways that will unleash their creativity. 

Teamwork in Ministry 

Training Video led by Derek McAleer and Allison Lindsey (43 minutes

Virtual Tools for Ministry 

Training Video led by David Wood 

This training unpacks the basic tools for live streaming - from cameras to software to streaming platforms and everything in between! 

Safe Sanctuaries101 

Training Video led by Allison Lindsey, Suzanne Akins, Annie Paulk, Connectional Ministries Team (30 minutes)

Follow along guide for notes

Strengths Coaching

Informational Video led by Jay Harris

In the local church it’s important to explore and discover what individuals naturally do best and develop these strengths to reach their full potential. There are tools to help you do this! This video explains the strengths coaching process.

Click here to learn more.

Come to the Table

Series of Videos led by South GA United Methodists

These videos explore the foundations of our Methodist faith and traditions in a six-part video series. Focusing on topics from works of mercy and piety to how we are alive together in the world, these videos will look at the simplicity of living out our faith as disciples of Jesus Christ.

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