Webinars

 A Webinar is an interactive web-based seminar. It is an online space where persons across the connection can come together to share, receive, and discuss information. Each webinar focuses on a relevant topic, features experienced and knowledgeable presenters. and offers opportunity for sharing of ideas and asking questions. Register at: Webinars

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Webinars are offered as a service of Discipleship Ministries. They are funded through generous World Service apportionment giving by Local United Methodist congregations.


2016 WEBINAR RECORDINGS & RESOURCES

RESOURCES FROM ARCHIVED WEBINARS

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Family Faith Formation

Strengthening families

June 21st, 2016

3:00pm CDT

Have you wondered how the church can help strengthen families and keep children drug free? Join us for this interactive webinar with Juliana Federoff, the Executive Secretary, Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) at Global Ministries as she shares the research and the church-based ministry that brings families together one a week as they learn and develop skills that strengthen their families and help our kids stay drug and alcohol free. 

The Strengthening Families Program has been around for over 30 years and has been implemented in 38 countries. Come join us as we learn more about this life-changing ministry.

 

 


Upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 Webinars


HealthyFamiliesWebinars_Session1

This interactive webinar will help participants discern the church’s role in supporting family health. Webinar leaders will be DM and GCSRW with an introduction of CFH and all three agencies will discuss how they touch on healthy families.


 

Passing it on:

 Preparing for a new school year together

August 11th, 2016

10:00 am

Passing it on is a practical guide to help parents, grandparents, and other concerned adults nurture their children’s faith. Join author, Kara Lassen Oliver, as she leads us into a new school year helping us discover ways to pray and growing in the faith together.


Giving Together: Creating an Intergenerational Stewardship Ministry 

September 8th, 2016

10:00 am CST

An effective church-wide stewardship program calls for collaboration among the pastoral leadership, the stewardship committee, and those leading ministries with children, youth, and adults. By working together in partnership we can craft a stewardship ministry to engage people of all ages. Our goal is to include everyone in joyfully contributing their gifts and service through the ministries of the church.

Join us as Rosanna Anderson, Associate Director of Stewardship Ministries at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, shares creative and practical ideas to help stewardship in your church move beyond a program to a ministry.


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 Children and Family Webchat

Our Children’s Reality-how should we respond?

September 22nd, 2016

12:00 CST

Join Melanie Gordon and Tanya Eustace as they discuss relevant and trending topics in children, family and intergenerational ministries


HealthyFamiliesWebinars_Session2

This interactive webinar will discuss how church leaders can nurture these aspects of health in their communities. Webinar leader will be CFH to define more about each dimension and General Commission on the Status and Role of Women will share information about boundary management issues across health dimensions, highlighting some differences by gender.


Faith @ Home

October 13th, 2016

10:00 am CST

How to use the Church calendar at home to enrich your families faith experience and why faith at home matters.


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Join us for this interactive webinar on how families can grow together through play, movement and healthy nutrition. Fun and creativity are crucial factors. Webinar leader will be CFH with General Commission on the Status and Role of Women contributing.


Hurry Less, Worry Less, for Families

November 1st, 2016

10:00 am CST

Hurry Less, Worry Less is intended for all those busy women and men who want to slow their lives down but don’t quite know where to start. Join us for this interactive webinar as author, Judy Christie, shares quick tips, strategies for change, as she extends an invitation to a Christian life.


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 Children and Family Webchat

Our Children’s Reality-how should we respond?

November 8th, 2016

12:00 CST

Join Melanie Gordon and Tanya Eustace as they discuss relevant and trending topics in children, family and intergenerational ministries


Serving Together

November 10th, 2016

10:00 am CST

How to create and live into an intergenerational missional vision in your church and community.


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Join Discipleship Ministries and General Commission on the Status and Role of Women as they share how the local church can support families in this holy work. A focus will be how role modeling is important for developing strong families and for family bonding.


HealthyFamiliesWebinars_Session5

This interactive webinar will share ways families can practice spiritual disciplines as they connect to God and each other. Webinar leader will be Discipleship Ministries with contributions from CFH and General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.


HealthyFamiliesWebinars_Session6

Join GCSRW as we look at unique stresses for clergy families including sexism and racism and how church can be supportive and demonstrate God’s love for families across many experiences. Webinar leader will be General Commission on the Status and Role of Women with contributions from DM and CFH.


HealthyFamiliesWebinars_Session7

This interactive webinar will discuss how to nurture healthy giving, saving, and spending habits in your family and include ideas for teaching children about money.

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