Learning Opportunities

The UMC Cyber Campus provides continuing education resources and guidelines for the professional development of Christian leaders. Learning videos offered in the UMC Cyber Campus are free training sessions and lectures that can nurture grassroots leadership from a distance and empower local leaders.


Leadership Institute at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas brings together clergy, church staff and volunteers who share a passion for renewing churches. During the two-day workshop, participants can choose sessions from a wide selection of topics related to church leadership.


Most seminaries offer special lectures or workshops for laity. See the CTC laity advanced education page for more details about programs in the Central Texas area.



The School of Congregational Development equips conference leaders, clergy, and laity to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations. In addition to worship, the four-day conference in Indianapolis consists of plenary sessions and seminars that explore numerous topics related to local church leadership.


The Beeson International Center at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky sees learning as a lifelong process. Through webcasts, seminars, conferences and retreats, church leaders have the opportunity to grow as a faithful stewards of grace.


United Theological Seminary in Ohio offers several different continuing education programs relevant to church leaders--both clergy and lay.



 The Texas Health Resources Department of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) prepares students to minister in a clinical setting such as a hospital. The program utilizes clinical ministry, supervision, peer interaction and reflection for the development of pastoral identity, competency and specialization.


The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center provides programs and resources to help church leaders resolve conflicts and build healthier relationships in communities of faith.


The Willow Creek Association serves pastors and leaders through leadership experiences and resources. WCA is committed to a singular idea: that inspired, encouraged, and equipped Christian leaders create thriving local churches that redeem their communities for Christ.