The Office of Connectional Ministries will launch a new series of webinars for the month of February, focused on practical tools to help foster more effective mission and ministry.
The series of four webinars, ranging from a Twitter tutorial to traditional worship for Lent and Easter, begins Tuesday, Feb. 4. Each will begin at 10 a.m. and will last approximately one hour.
All webinar presentations will be archived along with resources and PowerPoint slides (as permitted) at sgaumc.org/webinars and can be viewed anytime.
The Leadership Webinar Series is just one of many offered by the Office of Connectional Ministries. Those interested in being a part of these virtual, informative, educational and interactive experiences may access them from home or office – all that’s needed is a computer or tablet and an Internet connection. Past webinars are archived and may be accessed here.
For more information or to suggest an idea for a future webinar, contact Allison Lindsey at email@example.com.
An email with participation information will be sent after webinar registration is submitted.
Please note: Registration will close the day before the webinar. If it is the day of one of the webinars and you would like the information to join the webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February: Mission and Ministry Series
All Mission and Ministry webinars will begin at 10 a.m.
Building Community In and Outside the Church: An Asset-Based Approach
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.
Presenter - Rev. Stacey Harwell
Where some may see a dry and barren land, God's great abundance is dwelling. An asset based approach looks at the glass half full and wonders what are the gifts of the community and how can we create an economy of gift. This approach is for everyone and every church: poor or rich, big or small. It can help relieve you of the question "How can we get these things done?" or "Why aren't we getting any volunteers?" and instead say "How can we facilitate this person's dreams for their work in the world?" You will find that people's dreams and the church's needs often match up. In the places where dreams and needs do not match, ministries that aren't life giving may need to sunset. By asking questions of what the local passions are, we will avoid falling into the trap of doing something that nobody really wants to do. In this seminar, we'll skim some of the basics of Asset Based Community Development and talk about how one church in Macon is using this in their church and their local community to build relationships no one ever could have dreamed of before! By the end, you'll have a sample gift inventory for your church and a guide to asset mapping your community.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.
Presenter - Rev. Allen Cason
Twitter has more than 230 million users and 500 million tweets per day. If you are asking #whatisahashtag, join us for this basic 101 webinar and discover how your church can tap into this social media platform. Come explore the basics of Twitter and learn ways Twitter can work for you and your ministry area.
Worship in a Traditional Setting for Lent & Easter
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.
Presenter – Rev. Ben Gosden
This webinar will explore worship through the “wilderness” of Lent moving to the Cross and Empty Tomb. Receive ideas and liturgy, prayers and meaningful resources to highlight this Christian season.
Intro to Electronic Giving
Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.
Presenter – Rev. David Thompson
This webinar will look at practical ideas, options and hurdles for pastors and stewardship leaders, exploring ways to introduce electronic giving as a faithful expression in a way that is culturally relevant.