Small Group Online Strategies. United Theological Seminary is holding a free “Online Strategies for Small Group Ministries” series to explore platforms, teaching methods and technologies for online ministry. Webinars will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday, April 28, May 5, to May 12. Learn more and register using the link above.
A Time for Children Zoom Call. Leanne Hadley, renowned Children’s ministry expert and author of A Time for Children, is offering free Zoom calls each Wednesday to discuss ways of offering our children spiritual support as this crisis continues to unfold. There are three times each Wednesday available (all times CDT) - 10 a.m. ; 1 p.m.; and 7 p.m. For more resources from Leanne to help children during these times, click the link above.
Tech Learning Sessions from UMCOM. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and more churches shift to digital ministry, United Methodist Communications has developed a series of webinars designed to support local church digital ministries. resourceumc.org/en/content/local-church-learning-sessions-technology-for-worship-small-groups-and-giving
For all of its negative impacts, Social Distancing has created an unprecedented opportunity for churches of all sizes to strengthen their long-term annual giving by taking steps today to increase the number of households who use recurring electronic giving. Having one or more electronic giving option is just the first step. The goal is to get a majority of your households using automatic recurring giving. Recurring giving does not happen by accident. It takes a good plan and focused effort and an optimized website. Join Horizons Stewardship's Joe Park, CEO and Richard Rogers, Senior Vice President and author of The e-Giving Guide for Every Church. Together they will share steps every church should take to ensure your website and donation landing pages are pointing persons to recurring giving using your preferred method of e-Giving.
Delivering an offering talk when you’re live streaming your worship services can feel awkward. But it’s not something you can’t overcome. Your community and your church are counting on you to make them aware of the need and impact potential your church can make right now. The offering talk is a great way to do deliver that information. Join Horizons Stewardship CEO Joe Park and SVP Tom Melzoni as they guide you though practical tips and ideas so you can discern: - Why offering talks are among the most effective best practices in developing generous disciples - When to deliver an offering talk during live streaming - How to structure your message for maximum effectiveness - What matters most and what doesn’t