Webinars for Church Leaders in a New Context

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning - when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? In times of uncertainty, how do we learn from our mistakes and find our way forward?

Susan Beaumont - a consultant, author, and coach, who has worked with hundreds of congregations and denominational bodies calls such in-between times liminal seasons - threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead.​

How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, a four-part webinar with sessions on September 24, October 1, October 8 and October 15, offers practical hope for tired and weary leaders who risk defining this era of ministry in terms of failure or loss. Learn more at https://www.txcumc.org/how-to-lead.

This webinar is designed for all Active Clergy, Under 65 Early Retirees, Spouses and TAC Fiscal Office Lay Employees who are enrolled in the TAC Group Health Plan (Boon Chapman / Script Care).

October 29 (Thursday) – 10 am to 11:30 

Learn more at https://www.txcumc.org/group-health-benefits-2021-webinar


Previous Webinar Videos Available:

Webinars: Saying Goodbye and Hello in the Days of Covid-19 Tuesday, May 12

This webinar was led by our Director of Clergy Excellence, Rev. Morris Matthis and Rev. Elizabeth Duffin, Associate Director of Clergy Excellence on the topic of saying hello and goodbye in to pastors in transition during these very unusual days.

See the archived video at https://www.txcumc.org/gbhwebinar

Webinar: Road to Re-Opening the UMC Wednesday

Wednesday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. there was a panel discussion on how to prepare for regathering in person. 
Panelists discussed topics such as strategies to decide on timing of re-opening our spaces, how to safely gather for worship, communication to the community, and other important topics to consider. See the archived video at: thewoodlandsumc.org/reopen

New Faces in New Digital Spaces Webinar 
Aired Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m.(central)

As the congregations of the Texas Annual Conference are living into unprecedented times, the Center for Congregational Excellence is offering practical and timely support for congregations to connect with their Communities and Congregations while social distancing measures are necessary and as Christian practices are moving into digital spaces.

In light of the need for churches to offer ministry and connect people online in this new context, we will answer four questions:

  • How do you reach new people?    
  • How do you collect data?  
  • How do you connect with new people who worship with you?   
  • How do you disciple them?
See the archived video at: https://www.txcumc.org/newfacesdigital



Pastoral Care in the Days of Covid May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The Texas Annual Conference hosted a webinar focused pastoral care in the days of Covid on May 21, 2020 at 2:00 via Zoom. The purpose of this webinar was to provide support and guidance to pastors as they care for themselves and those who are under their pastoral care. Learn More at: https://www.txcumc.org/pastoralcarecovid