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The One Church Plan

Author:  Mark Holland A key scripture for Mainstream UMC is the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15:1-35 The One Church Plan stands squarely on the Biblical precedent of allowing Christians to disagree on issues as important as Scripture and Tradition and remain in the same church. The One Church Plan r…

Mission and Evangelization (Series 1) – Part 1: Fundamentals, Concepts, and Paradigms of Mission

This video is part of a special four disk series about missionary perspectives in urban context. Reflection and analysis for mission development opportunities, offered By Dr. Nicanor Lopes, professor at Methodist School of Theology in São Paulo, Brazil.

UMC Cyber Campus Introduction

UMC Cyber Campus is a gateway to Christian theological education which provides a single entry point through an online catalog and aims to enhance global access to free and affordable high quality church-related educational resources. We strive to develop confident and knowledgeable Christian leader…

Assessing institutional culture: How traditions, values, behaviors, and attitudes influence your school

How do you see your institution’s culture? For presidents, board members, and institutional effectiveness officers, understanding how staff, faculty, and administration experience an institution’s culture — its traditions, values, behaviors, and attitudes —can be a critical topic. Why? Because cultu…

Leadership Development – Celebrating Leaders

Praying through the Christian Year is a gift! As new people from different cultures and ethnic groups connect within our congregations, celebrating community and spiritual practices is important. This webinar will share ways to use Discipleship Ministries’ resources during the year to help increase…

Ending the Year Strong!

It’s not too late to have a better 2018! Every church has ups and downs in their finances, and if your church has some ground to recover, don’t despair – ACT! Join us as we share how you can best embrace the most generous months of the year! Register

What then shall we do? Financial challenges in a time of institutional and educational change

Theological schools are experiencing unprecedented institutional and educational change and financial challenges. Boards and administrators must lead with conviction and resolve to ensure the missional viability and vitality of the institution. Chris Meinzer, senior director of administration and CF…

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 6: Traditionalist Plan

This video is a brief sketch of the Traditionalist Plan that has been submitted to the 2019 General Conference by the Commission on a Way Forward. Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball is the resident bishop of the West Virginia Conference and she is also one of the moderators for the Commission on a Way Forwa…

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 5: Connectional Conference Plan

This video is a brief summary of the Connectional Conference plan that will be considered by the February 2019 General Conference. In two places in this video you will see the word Connectional Conference appear at the bottom of the screen. In these two places Bishop Ball meant to say Connectional C…

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 4: One Church Plan

In this video Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball discusses specifics of the One Church Plan as it has been submitted by the Commission on A Way Forward to the special General Conference of The United Methodist Church, which will gather in St Louis in February, 2019.

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 3: The Conciliar Process

In this video Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball explains the conciliar process, the methodology that the Commission on A Way Forward used to gather information, discuss and write proposed legislation for the special session of General Conference that meets February, 2019

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 2: Summary of the Full Commission Report

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball offers a summary of the Commission on A Way Forward report and what it means for the 2019 special session of General Conference.

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 1: The Way Forward

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball offers this update on the work of the UMC Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops, the Judicial Council and the Commission on General Conference in preparation for the special session of General Conference 2019. Bishop Steiner Ball served as one of the moderato…

2018 DS DCM Orientation on Legal Issues

Presented by: Steve Lambert & Bryan Mills Co-sponsored by: Council of Bishops, Higher Education & Ministry, Discipleship Ministries Description: This webinar is a training video for new District Superintendents and Directors of Connectional Ministries. This one focuses on Legal Issues, espec…

2018 DS DCM Orientation on Personnel

Presented by: Rev. Meg Lassiat Co-sponsored by: Council of Bishops, Higher Education & Ministry, Discipleship Ministries Description: This webinar focuses on Personnel issues, especially those related to a District Superintendent’s work with District Committees on Ordained Ministry and the Candi…

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