New Church for a New World

Webinar Series

This seven-part webinar series is designed to support Churches in a restart as the COVID-19 influence begins to decline and features Zoom Webinar events produced in cooperation with outside groups, other conferences and our own conference teams. This series reflects the conference's Forward to a New Spring initiative and our continuation of the WIG vision. In this, we hope to offer learnings from the last year and learnings from many sources that will help our churches take hold of the opportunities that now exist that might not have existed a year ago, opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ even more effectively.


These webinars will include a presentation and then allow for affinity groups to meet by ZOOM to share common learnings.

Webinar Schedule

"The Post Quarantine Church" - March 4

(An On-Demand Replay of this webinar is now available at

In partnership with the Texas Conference and Thom Rainer. Thom Rainer will discuss the church's challenges and opportunities in today's new reality and include a live Q&A afterward. Where do we go from here? Thom Rainer is a premier church consultant who will offer invaluable tools for what is next. You can find his book, "The Post Quarantine Church," on Amazon along with other resources.

An On-Demand Replay of this webinar will be available Monday, March 8 at
This webinar was produced by our friends in the Texas Conference UMC. If you are having technical issues accessing the replay at the link above, first, try logging off and logging back on again (you may even need to restart your device). If that doesn’t help, click here for contact information. The CTC tech team has no access to this webinar other than as a participant and is unable to provide tech support in this instance.

Registration for and more info on the following five is coming soon. Leaders will be Bishop Lowry, Mike Ramsdell, District Superintendents, and guest presenters.

Building a Spiritual Core - Wednesday, March 24, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: In this presentation, we will focus on making disciples and strengthening our Churches' spiritual lives. There will be a learning time and an opportunity to break into affinity groups to learn from each other. The Churches spiritual core is the foundation of the new future.


Building a Team and Strengthening Stewardship - Wednesday, April 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: One of the things we are discovering in this COVID-19 season is on the team, pastors, staff, and laity? How do we build and rebuild a new team that can tackle the opportunities and seasons ahead? We also hope to add some tools to help churches strengthen stewardship and giving in the local church, a crucial need in the next season.


Building Evangelism into Your Church: Reaching People We Are Not Already Reaching - Wednesday, April 28, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: The future of the post-COVID-19 church is not reactivating dropouts; it is in reaching new people. This has always been true, but in this new season, it is even more true. How might we step more fully into this important arena? The Methodist church has always been passionate about mission; can we be equally passionate about reaching new people.


Building a Vision and Ministry Audit - Wednesday, May 12, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Building a new church vision in a new world is critical. Typically, it cannot be the vision the church had before the pandemic. A key for this work is doing an audit of budgets, ministries, buildings, staff, and church teams. This snapshot of where a church is allows a church to take the next steps into where the defined or redefined vision leads.


Building Micro Churches and Small Groups - Wednesday, May 26, 11:30 am -1:00 pm: One of the things we discovered in this season is the critical nature of groups and the birth of Micro Churches within an existing church. This is not only critical for growing and strengthening a church but also for effectively making disciples. How might we integrate this work in the new church start or restart - what will we all be effectively doing as this pandemic begins to fade?