Webinars for Church Leaders in a New Context

Date Posted: 5/15/2020


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

The Texas Annual Conference will be hosting a webinar focused pastoral care in the days of Covid on May 21, 2020 at 2:00 via Zoom.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide support and guidance to pastors as they care for themselves and those who are under their pastoral care. There will be a moderator and two presenters.

Self-Care for First Responders
Presented by Rev. Stacy Auld, Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Houston Methodist Hospital
What do pastors who are on the front lines of helping those who are hurting need to do to keep themselves healthy and whole in such a difficult time? Presented by Rev. Stacy Auld, Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Houston Methodist Hospital
Symptoms of Distress
Presented by Dr. Jerry DeSobe, Counselor at Epiphany Counseling Center
Dr. DeSobe will be teaching on symptoms of distress. He will share observations based on his knowledge and experience about what is happening today in our culture and how pastors can respond.
Both presenters will offer 10-15 minutes of teaching, followed by a time of question and answer over email. The webinar is designed to last one hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

The moderator is the Rev. Eleanor Colvin, pastor of First United Methodist Church of College Station. 
Learn More at: https://www.txcumc.org/pastoralcarecovid


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