Connectional Ministries offers free webinars


The Office of Connectional Ministries is partnering with several clergy and laity to present a new, ongoing webinar series aimed at using enhanced technology to offer education and training.

The Connectional Webinar Series offers a virtual, informative, educational and interactive experience from the comfort of a home or office. All that is needed is a computer and an Internet connection.

After each webinar concludes, it will be archived and available on the Conference website ( for viewing at any time.

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required in order receive instructions and to join the sessions. Click here for registration details.

The initial webinars include training on Safe Sanctuaries, social media, Advent, and hospitality. Continue to check the Conference website to learn of new topics and opportunities.

Safe Sanctuaries Refresher & Changes for Mandatory Reporting
This workshop was held last week.  If you missed it no problem!  You can watch the archived video hereThis workshop explored the basics of Safe Sanctuaries and will also look at recent changes around mandatory reporting and how that affects local church policies.  

2 Part Series – Social Media & The Church: Leveraging Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone in Ministry 
These two workshops will focus on helping people/churches learn how to connect and share in a changed world via social media.  

Thursday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
10 – 11 a.m. 
Presenters: Revs. Scott Hagan & Jonathan Smith

O Come Let Us Adore Him: Worship for Advent & Christmas Eve
This workshop will look at the following topics:

  • What is Advent and how is worship different?
  • Why Advent is NOT Christmas and how to deal with the tension
  • Special additions to Advent worship to enhance the worship experience
  • Extra worship experiences
  • There’s a reason people show up at church on Christmas and Easter and how Christmas Eve worship should take advantage of that

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
10 – 11 a.m.
Presenter: Rev. Ben Gosden

Knock Your Socks Off Hospitality!
This workshop will explore ideas on how to genuinely welcome new people to your congregation.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
10 – 11 a.m.
Presenter: Rev. Adam Ricker  

For more information or to suggest an idea for a future webinar, please contact Allison Lindsey at