A series of training videos designed for local church leaders is available on the conference website. Laity who are stepping into new roles or who are continuing to serve in key leadership positions can take advantage of these video resources. In the videos, leaders will receive tools, training, and encouragement that will equip and empower them as they begin the year in their roles.
Bishop Graves has recorded a new Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) video.
In it, he expresses thanks for those who serve in leadership in the local church and the important role laity play.
“Our shared focus should be winning people to Jesus, seeing the unseen, transforming lives, and changing our corner of the world,” Bishop Graves said.
Matthew 28:18-20 and Matthew 25:40 encapsulate The United Methodist Church’s mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, he said.
“I believe the key for your staff parish relations committee, and for all of us, is asking the question: how do we align the mission we’ve been given with our strategy?”
Trainings for leadership positions and committees include: Stewardship, Finance, SPRC, Trustees, Lay Leader, and Treasurer.
Additional leadership trainings include: S.H.A.P.E., Meetings that Matter, Unleashing Creativity, Teamwork in Ministry, Virtual Tools for Ministry, Safe Sanctuaries, and a Strengths Coaching overview.
Click here to find the videos, resource documents, and to see the full listing of Leadership Training topics.