Preaching Across the Red/Blue Divide: A Preaching WELL Event

This year, Preaching WELL is an opportunity to hear from our NCC preachers about how they have both struggled and succeeded at crafting sermons on three topics that challenge our everyday lives and our experience as Christians. These virtual sessions will be a time of exploration and sharing and will include experiences from our speakers, small group breakout time, and Q&A.

Free

Preaching and Trauma: A Preaching WELL Event

This year, Preaching WELL is an opportunity to hear from our NCC preachers about how they have both struggled and succeeded at crafting sermons on three topics that challenge our everyday lives and our experience as Christians. These virtual sessions will be a time of exploration and sharing and will include experiences from our speakers, small group breakout time, and Q&A.

Finishing with a Purpose: Strategizing End of Year Giving

How can we finish strong and solidify our end-of-year giving? There is still time and opportunity to encourage your online and in-person congregants to choose generosity. We will look at practical strategies to implement for year-end and remind you of the importance of sharing stories and offering thanks to those who give God's gifts back to the church. Finally, we'll look at financial data and demographics as we prepare for 2022.

Happiness: Incorporating Playfulness into our Lives and Churches

In the midst of an incredibly difficult ministry season, more faith leaders are feeling the threat of burnout than ever. Our wells have run dry, our creativity has run its course, and we are exhausted beyond belief. What should we do now? Join Rev. Courtney Ellis, author of Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load and Renew Your Spirit for a seminar designed to help lift your load and renew your spirit through one of the most life-giving spiritual practices of all: the power of playfulness!

Free

Conference-Wide Leadership Training

Join us for one of four virtual workshops designed to equip you to serve in your local church as Lay Leader or on the Finance, Trustees, or Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee. Whether you are starting a new leadership role, or have been serving in church leadership for years, we hope this model of leadership training will prepare you for your much-needed ministry. Laity and clergy in partnership with one another is the key to a church's success in making disciples.

Relational Covenants

Conflict is a natural, normal, and necessary part of life. When navigated faithfully, conflict can be transformed from a destructive dynamic to a constructive force that produces growth. Relational covenants are powerful tools for transforming conflict because they provide clear expectations to guide human relationships. This session will describe what relational covenants are, why we need them, and how we create them.

Engaging Conflict Faithfully

Conflict is an inevitable part of life, even in the church. When navigated in healthy, faith-filled ways, conflict can result in growth and refinement rather than inertia and destruction. In Matthew 18:15-20, Jesus gives step by step instructions on how his followers can engage conflict faithfully. In this webinar, we will delve in to Jesus’ instructions and explore how we can follow his guidelines in real life.

Insights into Aging and the Decisions Older Adults Face

Caring for families and congregations is, without a doubt, multifaceted! In this webinar, we will dig into some of the complexities and opportunities in the journey of aging while exploring options to best support individuals and their network of support.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer): Suicide Prevention Equipping for Faith Leaders

Zoom

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. This popular, evidence-based, nationally recognized training is modified for faith communities using supplementary material from the QPR Institute and can be provided in approximately 90 minutes.

Free

Preaching Amid Trauma and Change

These are challenging times in which to preach and minister. We live in a pandemic-scarred world where communities are being asked to reimagine what it means to be church. Denominational affiliations are shifting, with church members and leaders feeling adrift or in flux.

Conference-Wide Leadership Training

Join us for one of five virtual workshops designed to equip you to serve in your local church as Lay Leader or on the Finance, Trustees, Nominations, or Staff/Pastor Parish

Messy Church Information Session

The tag line for the Messy Church movement is, Church, but not as you know it. If you have attended church for a long time, Messy Church may not look like church to you. At Messy Church, all ages meet together to learn about Christ through games, crafts and activities, music, and storytelling from the Bible.

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