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Leadership Institute 2018 is aimed at equipping church leaders and strengthening churches through a conference filled with guest speakers and United Methodist Church of the Resurrection staff leading workshops and general sessions. Join over 2,000 church leaders from across the nation and around the world for a conference known for it's practical takeaways, inspiration and commitment to helping leaders maximize their impact.

The General Assembly of Directors of Young Adults, arises with the purpose of analyzing and balancing the activities and projects developed during the year under study with the aim of tracing plans and guidelines for the next conference year. The activity will be in the form of a camp in one of the cities of Kwanza Norte province.We intend to analyze and approve the new statute of our Organization, the presentation of the new social project, Health in the Community and studies of some themes about youth in the Country.

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free reading by local poet, Richard Nelson.

We are the United Methodist Family...Come Together - Right Now! It is said that the ministry life is not for the faint-hearted. According to Robert Tuttle, "If you get singled out, you get picked off!" It's ironic that you can be surrounded by a church of people and yet, suffer loneliness. I image it is because no one knows the clergy spouse like a clergy spouse. So, don't live this ministry life singled out - Come Together with the spouses who understand. See you at Fall Retreat on September 28, 201

Deepen your own and your congregation’s understanding and practice of Holy Communion, or begin a Eucharistic ministry, through this wide-ranging study of This Holy Mystery, Scripture, Church history and United Methodist theology and practice of the sacrament. This course will reference, but go beyond, the official U.M. documents to include art, music, film and video resources to enrich our understanding and participation in the sacrament.

This is a special two-week version of this course. Participants will have access to the usual materials that look at a variety of digital/online ministries, but this version will focus on creating a digital Bible study, such as instructor the Rev. Beth Perry's podcast/text message ministry called "The Study: Spiritual Action in Daily Life." Participants will not only participate in the workshop at BeADisciple.com, but also receive the weekly podcast and weekday text messages. The combination will allow participants to not only see how a ministry like this is done but also get the feel of what it is like to participate in one.

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Wills, Power of Attorney and other estate planning can be confusing and intimidating. This hour long webinar will help demystify what you need to know and what resources are available to you through Wespath Benefits and Investments.

Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.

The World Communion Sunday offering funds graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.

The World Communion Sunday offering funds graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.

Join us for this three-week, online course as we explore ways to handle the challenges of the 21st century Sunday school such as declining enrollment, erratic attendance, competition with other activities, lack of volunteers, and budget cuts. We’ll also talk about the possibility of doing Sunday school a different way or at a different time.

This is an Adult Education Course with videos hosted by Gregory Ingram featuring contributions by 9 of the world’s leading Methodist scholars. It builds on the history of Methodism by examining Methodist beliefs and focusing especially on those doctrines that make Methodists distinctive.

Young people need the example and experience of faithful adults to become mature Christians themselves. Your conversations with young people mean more to them than you know! Learn how to talk with a young person about their faith, their interests, and their calling in this mentor training course. This three week course on mentoring helps adult laypeople form a mentoring relationship with a young person. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $45.00 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Most people in our congregations are serving or will eventually serve as caregivers to another person. What can we as pastors and church leaders do to provide pastoral care to these caregivers? This 8-week course focuses on clarifying and telling our own personal faith stories. We’ll need to draw from our own experiences of staying connected with God through difficult times to help caregivers in our congregation do the same. We’ll also cover caregiver self-care (in all aspects of their lives), caregiver preparedness, and other resources. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $65 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Study with scholars via the Wesley Lay Academy, a partner project of United Methodist Wesley Theological Seminary and the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship. Larry Hurtado contends that worship of Jesus was a very early, widespread and radical practice for first-century believers. 2.0 CEUs are available. Price: $50.

A dynamic conference sponsored by Christians Engaged in Faith Formation (CEF) for all persons (clergy and laity, employed or volunteered) working in the church (at any level of its structure) in the field of faith formation. This conference is for all who leaders in the effort of growing and deepening faith formation in the lives of God's people. The event will feature plenary addresses by Brian McLaren (best-selling author, speaker, activist and public theologian) and John Roberto (an expert in intergenerational faith formation, a writer, speaker and trainer). Bishop Laurie Haller, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, and Bishop Tracy Smith Malone will be preaching and leading workshops. Mary Scifres, worship and leadership author , speaker , teacher, and coach, will be designing and leading worship. Over 22 breakout learning sessions each day. Recording artist Carrie Newcomer will perform a closing concert. This event will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CEF!

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Designed for Part-Time Local Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers, but open to any person, clergy or lay, this course provides a clear understanding of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. It includes practical guidance for interpreting the sacraments to others, as well as how to address difficult situations in the parish. Topics to be covered include God’s initiative and human response in baptism, how to deal with someone who wants to be re-baptized, understanding one’s own role in the sacraments, and making communion more meaningful. Price: $59 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

SOME GREAT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MIKE SLAUGHTER Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus and global church ambassador for Ginghamsburg Church, served for nearly four decades as the lead pastor and chief dreamer of Ginghamsburg and the spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations. Mike is also the founder and chief strategist of Passionate Churches, LLC, which specializes in developing pastors,church staff and church lay leaders through coaching, training,consulting and facilitation services. Remaining passionate and prophetic in the 21st century Feeding the soul for the continual challenges of ministry What may faithful leading look like within a changing UMC…. are some of the conversations and teaching Mike will be facilitating

13 Oct 2018

Kenya Methodist University will graduate students that continue to affect Kenya and Eastern Africa in positive ways. KeMU provides excellent education to students of all faiths and many countries in a Christian context.

Does your congregation have “enough” of everything? “Enough” of anything? Is it a “glass half full” or a “glass half empty” place? Do folks envy churches that are bigger or richer or more (fill in the blank)? This online course will provide you with specific, practical tools that you can use in your congregation immediately to get “unstuck” and moving.

Do you want to learn more about small groups that provide support and accountability in our faith walk? This two-week course teaches the Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. It is based on the conviction that just as holiness of heart leads to holiness of life, it is communities of holy love that participate in God’s mission in the world. This class has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries and qualifies for 10 contact hours for Lay Speakers (equivalent 1 CEU). Price: $65.00 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Have you ever been to a church that has words to songs up on a screen for all to see? Have you seen other uses of technology before, during, and after a church service? Wanted to implement them in your church? Then let’s get started! In this course you will learn how incorporate technology into all aspects of your church service: worship, administrative, evangelism, and more. You’ll learn about projecting words to hymns and other enhancements to worship service, how to record services and then use them later to post on Youtube or create DVDs for shut ins, learn about resources that will help you in creating your worship service, get a basic guide on various Microsoft Office products, and more. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $60 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Everyone expects to learn when they pursue higher education, but do they expect to learn from God? God often calls at the times when we are moving and in transition, yet today’s students may not recognize this call. They may not even be able to articulate their questions and experiences. Explore how to discern when and where God is calling, and help young people do the same. Collaborate on ways to help others hear and respond to God’s call so we can offer the encouragement needed to share their faith. Through interactive peer learning, we’ll develop a culture of the call in our campus ministries with a common language and understanding of calling. Let’s connect with scripture and each other, engaging in transforming discussions about how God is at work in and around us. Join us for an in-depth study in Christian community as we take part in God’s call to work together to making disciples. Price: $45 Eligible for 1.0 CEU ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Many children and youth first hear God’s call while at a camp or retreat. Are your camping ministries equipped and ready to lead their faith journey? Join us as we go through this “virtual challenge course” to discuss how to create a culture of the call with your campers and colleagues. Give them the tools to listen for God’s call, and collaborate on ways to actively encourage following and sharing the call. Price: $45 Eligible for 1.0 CEU. ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Have you every wanted to bring Christian education materials to a wider audience? Online learning allows for great flexibility — anyone with a reasonable internet connection can participate in your course — while maintaining a strong learning environment. Students and instructors log in and participate at the time of day that works best for their own schedule while still maintaining connection and daily interaction. This course covers the basics of building, planning, and teaching online courses, as well as the fundamentals of using the Blackboard software. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $100 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Have you every wanted to bring Christian education materials to a wider audience? Online learning allows for great flexibility — anyone with a reasonable internet connection can participate in your course — while maintaining a strong learning environment. Students and instructors log in and participate at the time of day that works best for their own schedule while still maintaining connection and daily interaction. This course covers the basics of building, planning, and teaching online courses, as well as the fundamentals of using the Blackboard software. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $100 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Physical activity is an important part of overall well-being. It affects not only our body but also our emotional and mental health. As we get older, physical activity continues to be important. Learn what you need to do to be physically active over 40 as well as helpful tips to stay motivated, include friends and family and have fun.

Join United Religions Initiative Nashville Cooperation Circle (URI NCC) for a drop-in lunch! URI NCC is a time for sharing stories about unity found in interfaith events.

We all lead very busy lives, but our busyness makes it even more necessary to spend daily time with God. Spending time in meditation and prayer each day has been shown to have real physical and psychological benefits, and helps center us, calm us, and call us forward as Christians. This course is designed to give us a week in meditation with God — of listening as He speaks to us, of meditating on His Word (reading it and keeping it in our hearts), of talking to Him about the concerns in our lives, of thanking Him for our many blessings, for asking for forgiveness of our sins and the sins of others, and worshiping Him. Price: $30 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

The Sexual Abuse Summit is a daylong conference focused on addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry environments. Summit speakers are attorneys and sexual abuse experts who repeatedly address legal issues related to child protection.

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Over 37 million persons around the globe are HIV or AIDS positive. The Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS ministry conference will equip attendees to work towards creating an AIDS-free world through saving lives, reducing stigma and increasing awareness.

Each of us is called to share our faith in obedience to the Great Commission. The Second Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. By combining these two commandments from our Lord, we are able to share our faith with those around us in a natural way. During this course you’ll learn about ways you can share the Gospel that are both comfortable for you and effective; it is all about sharing the love of Christ by building relationships with those around you and allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you as your relationships progress. During the course you will learn about why and where you should evangelize and how to go about it, with plenty of examples and encouragement along the way. This course is for everyone – you don’t have to be a seminary trained theologian – God uses ordinary people! 1.5 CEUs are available upon successful completion of this course. Price: $45.00 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Is your Bible Study group or adult Sunday School class ready to take their biblical study to a deeper level? Ready to step away from a published guide to do their own research and interpretation? Ready to be open to new understandings that can be applied within their own context? This course might be just what you need! In this Advanced Lay Servant course, participants will gain an understanding of biblical interpretation and why it is important, develop skills in interpreting the Bible message, practice biblical interpretation in a group setting, and explore the use of relevant study resources. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $65 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

This online class is a beginning, an opportunity to explore the mutual roots in story of the three “Abrahamic religions.” It will focus on what we have in common, how each faith’s wisdom can enrich our own, and how to begin having interfaith conversations. This 4 day/week relaxed Lenten spiritual journey into friendship finishes before Palm Sunday. And is very relevant to today’s world.

What is your “spiritual style”? Why do other people connect with God so differently? Is your church embroiled in “worship wars?” Or is your connection with God in a rut? Every Advent, Lent or New Year do you make the same spiritual resolutions, and fail? Do you really know your own spiritual style and want to go deeper? Or are you trying to imitate others? This class is for you, the disciple who wants to grow in your own passionate and balanced connection with God (as well as other people)!

Want to better communicate with your congregation and your world? This course will show you how! In this two week course, we’ll look at how technology can be used in the church to enhance service, communications, advertisement of events and more. We’ll review communication resources like texting (with and without a cell phone), website creation, a text & email communication system, Google Docs, and a polling system. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $60 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Most of us look forward to retirement, but it can be a scary time too. Evaluate your retirement readiness based on the five dimensions of well-being.

“JustWorship,” the 2018 Fall Convocation at Perkins School of Theology set for Nov. 12-13, will explore worship through the lenses of social justice and reconciliation with internationally acclaimed author, theologian and pastor Brian McLaren and Chicago-based preacher, liturgist and activist Sandra Maria Van Opstal. The annual continuing education event, designed for clergy, laity, students and others with an interest in religious issues in contemporary life, includes lectures, workshops and symposiums as well as worship services and social gatherings.

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Spirituality of Protest is designed to strengthen our relationship with God and provide new avenues of expressing our realities.

GCFA Board Meeting

Join United Religions Initiative Nashville Cooperation Circle (URI NCC) for a drop-in lunch! URI NCC is a time for sharing stories about unity found in interfaith events.

A weekly worship service that includes preaching, scripture, prayer, music and features guest preachers from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.

Gifts on this Special Sunday support United Methodist Student Day scholarships, administered by the denomination's Board of Higher Education and Ministry. When you give today, you enrich ministry and help connect students to their faith.

Gifts to the United Methodist Student Day offering help deserving United Methodist students continue their education and their faith journeys as they strive to make a difference in the world and discern what God has called them to do.

In this fun, one-week online course, you’ll learn how to write your own hymns – and you don’t even have to be musically gifted! We’ll take a brief look at the history of hymns including the works of Charles Wesley, and then dive into learning a methodology that will allow you to easily create hymns of your own. We will find out what makes a hymn a hymn, the different categories of hymns, how they are metrically structured, and how we can write our own hymns. Price: $30.00 This course is eligible for 0.5 CEUs. ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Do you get distracted when praying? Is it hard to focus on God and prayer? Do you learn best when you can get your hands on things? If you answered yes and you struggle with prayer, then register now for Tactile Prayer. This class teaches how to use prayer beads as a tool to enrich your prayer life and explores the theology, history, and practice of prayer beads. All participants will need to have a set of Anglican prayer beads or the materials to make prayer beads. This class is eligible for 0.5 CEU. Price: $50.00 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

27 Nov 2018

Giving Tuesday offers an opportunity to start the holiday season by giving instead of getting, while supporting organizations that transform the world. 100% of the money raised on Giving Tuesday, goes to the project designated by the donor.

Photography is a visual avenue for your devotions during the seasons of Advent & Christmas. The camera offers a new way to see/experience these seasons of hope, peace and light. The images themselves can shed new light on our journey to Bethlehem and beyond. Val Isenhower, experienced teacher and author on photography as a spiritual practice, will lead this Advent study. Participants will receive daily photo and meditation ideas during this class which begin the first Monday of Advent and end the Monday after Epiphany. You’ll be asked to share thoughts and experiences on the discussion board 2 or more times a week based on their insights and visual experiences of Christ’s presence in this joyful season. We also use a class blog to share our Advent/Christmas photos. This course is eligible for 1.5 CEUs. Price: $75 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Ever had to present something to your church or your community? Ever thought about having a Bible Game night or other community or church recreational fun time? Both topics will be discussed in this module of the Using Technology in the Church series. Come learn how to engage an audience with technology. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $60 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

The Appalachian Craft Fair travels the United States hosted by Churches. We sell art exclusively from the southeastern region of Kentucky deep in the Appalachian Mountains. The show is exclusive and typically runs 9-2 on Saturdays, during the show many churches will have home made foods to purchase for breakfast and lunch, biscuits, pancakes, soups, sandwiches, bake goods etc.*please check with the church sponsor page for details. We have over 50 artists ranging from weaving, wood working, toys, jewelry, pottery, dulcimers, books, CD's and furniture to name a few. All* crafts are on display and available for hands on demonstrations.*dulcimers, toys, music. *This event is the last show of the 2018 season.

Join United Religions Initiative Nashville Cooperation Circle (URI NCC) for a drop-in lunch! URI NCC is a time for sharing stories about unity found in interfaith events.

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by featured local poet, Christina Stoddard.

Attendees would be provided grab bags and then walk through tables of health displays; filling their grab bags with flyers and information outside the meeting room. They would then enter the gymnasium for a buffet dinner and awards program.

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free reading by featured local poet, ST Kimbrough, Jr.!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Nathan Spoon!

A silent retreat designed to provide space, resources, and content for enrichment, reenergizing, and renewal during the season of Lent.

Join us this month at Poet's Corner as we honor the life and legacy of Michael Williams through poetry.

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Jamie Collins!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Sandy Coomer!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Barbara Young!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Joseph Powell!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Jeff Hardin!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Brenda Butka!

Based on research from Dr. Sue Johnson and the Gottman Institute, this workshop will help you to better understand your partner, and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship.

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Bill Brown!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, Leslie LaChance!

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poet, John Harn!

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