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Training Opportunities by the Four Area of Focus of The United Methodist Church

Training Opportunities by Category

Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.

Academy for Spiritual Formation Certification Studies Certified Lay Ministry Chrysalis Congress on Evangelism Emmaus Inclusivity Training Lay Speaking Ministries Leadership Institute 2009 Leadership Summit 2009 Refocus Starting Well Taste & See Series

Creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations.

Boot Camp Church By Size Natural Church Development Rethink Church School for Congregational Development Web Empowered Church


Academy for Spiritual Formation Certification Studies Certified Lay Ministry Coach Training Lay Speaking

Leadership Development

Certified Lay Ministry Coach Training Certification Inclusivity Training Lay Speaking Ministries School for Congregational Development Starting Well

Church Growth

Change the World Church by Size Leadership Institute 2009 Leadership Summit 2009 Natural Church Development Refocus Rethink Church


Disaster Response Training School of Christian Mission Volunteers in Mission

New Church Starts

Boot Camp School for Congregational Development

Engaging in Ministry with the poor.

Disaster Response Training School of Christian Mission Volunteers in Mission

Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally.

Change the World Leadership Summit 2009

School for Congregational Development Web Empowered Church

Church Revitalization

Church by Size Congress on Evangelism School for Congregational Development

Spiritual Formation

Certified Lay Ministry Chrysalis Emmaus Kairos Epiphany Taste & See

Academy for Spiritual Formation

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Training Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

Training Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

Rethink Church Train the Trainers

Led by the National Rethink Church team, this two-day event will train East & West Ohio clergy or lay people who are interested in leading welcoming workshops for districts and local churches in Ohio. Application to be considered as a trainer is online, training will be held in Grove City, Ohio. Dates: August 14-15, 2009 Info:

Academy For Spiritual FormationTM (Two Year)

A three-year covenant learning environment emphasizing holistic spirituality with daily rhythms of study and prayer, rest and exercise, solitude and relationships in a Christian community. Dates: August 2009, July 2010 Info:

School of Christian Mission

Academy For Spiritual FormationTM (Five Day)

The annual School of Christian Mission is a one, three, or four day in depth discussion and learning about key mission areas. Held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, this year's theme is "Together at the Table", tracks are "Food & Faith", "Native American Survival", "The Beauty & Courage of Sudan". Dates: July 17-23, 2009 Info:

Like the two-year, but consists of a single five-day session. Held at Spiritual Center of Maria Stein, Maria Stein, Ohio. Dates: August 23-28, 2009 Info:

Boot Camp

School for Congregational Development

The United Methodist School of Congregational Development is an annual event aimed at helping annual conferences and congregations "grow the church" through new congregational starts and the strengthening of existing congregations. Dates: July 29-August 2 Info:

This "Basic Training" is specifically designed for pastors who are being appointed to a new church start or who have recently planted a new church. Dates: August 18-20, 2009 Info:

Certification Studies

Starting Well

Training led by Rev. Doug Anderson of the Rueben Job Center, for clergy moving to new churches and teams of laity from the new church. Dates: June 17, 2009 Info: Maumee Watershed District Office, 419/897-9770

Certification in specialized ministry offered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, for individuals seeking professional or paraprofessional certification because of a desire to serve the church with excellence. Certifications Available: Camp/Retreat, Christian Education, Evangelism, Music Ministry, Older Adult Ministry, Spiritual Formation, Youth Ministry. Info:

Taste & See Spiritual Formation Series

Certified Lay Ministry Academy

Contemplative and reflective sessions are designed to have a closer relationship with Jesus, experience God's love and obtain a deeper awareness of the holy spirit. Dates: Fall 2009 Info: Virginia Blasingame, [email protected]

A two-year process designed to provide trained, certified laity for mission and ministry in and through churches of all sizes. Certification process includes training, support, supervision, accountability. Dates: February 2010-2012 Info:

Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Training

Change the World

Volunteers in Mission are local church volunteers who are called by God and sent in mission on work teams. VIM includes construction, medical and educational teams. Training for team leadership is held periodically throughout Ohio. Info:

A leadership conference held annually by Ginghamsburg UMC in Tipp City, Ohio, with workshops, teaching sessions, and learning experiences for clergy and laity ready to learn how to have a missional focus in church ministry. Dates: October 22-23, 2009 Info:

Web Empowered Church


Web ministry workshop for local churches starting a web ministry. Led by Mark Stephenson of Web Empowered Church, 1/2 day of the workshop is on creating a web ministry in your local church, 1/2 day is hands on learning with the Web Empowered Church free software. Dates: June 20 (Circleville), July 18 (Columbus) Info:

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Much like its parent movement, the Walk to Emmaus, high schoolers and young adults spend three days with people their own age in worship , prayer, fellowship, creative expression, and discussion. Info:

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Training Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

Training Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

Church by Size Seminars


Five seminars designed to help pastors and lay teams understand the unique and important ministry each size church offers. Uses a systems perspective to making each size ministry effective and dynamic. Info:

Kairos is an ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in men's and women's correctional institutions. The ministry is conducted by teams of laity and clergy who are qualified by their experiences in Christian renewal movements. Info:

Coach Training & Certification

Coaching, both individuals and teams, is an investment in leaders. West Ohio Conference offers a coaching certification process to become a conference certified coach. First step in the process is Coaching Foundations 1, being offered this fall. Dates: September 16-17, 2009 Info:

Lay Speaking Ministries

Lay speakers are local church lay persons who are encouraged to recognize and use their gifts by exercising servant leadership to expand the outreach of the church. Basic and Advanced courses are offered by each district office throughout the year. Info: Contact your district office

Congress on Evangelism

Plenary speakers and workshops on rebuilding the church as we rebuild New Orleans. Annual congress by the Foundation for Evangelism which featuring motivational speakers and workshops on Evangelism. Dates: January 5-8, 2010 Info:

Leadership Institute 2009 (Church of the Resurrection)

Disaster Response Training

Led by inspirational UM pastor, Adam Hamilton, Church of the Resuurrection's annual Leadership Institute is a conference designed to share practical, translatable principles that have been keys to the growth of the church. Two day conference with powerful worship, inspiring speakers, practical learning. Dates: October 8-9, 2009 Info:

The West Ohio Disaster Response Team takes actions before and after an emergency to save lines, minimize damage to property, and enhance the effectiveness of recovery. Info: Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner, [email protected], 800/437-0028

Leadership Summit 2009 (Willow Creek)


The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program for Christian disciples and leaders. The 72 hour short course in Christianity is grounded theologically and institutionally in the Upper Room ministry. There are sixteen communities in West Ohio that host these weekends. Info:

A leadership event produced by the Willow Creek Association and bringing together leaders in over 140 locations across North America for networking and training events. Participate on campus at Willow Creek or via satellite. West Ohio satellite locations: Reynoldsburg UMC , Stillwater UMC Dates: August 6-7, 2009 Info:

Natural Church Development (NCD)


NCD is a process emphasizing church health, creativity, diversity, and describes universal principles that are applicable regardless of culture or spiritual style. Info: Contact your district office or visit

An ecumenical Christian ministry for young men and women in the custody of juvenile justice facilities. Each Epiphany weekend involves a team of adults and youth from the Christian community who work together to show the Love of God to those attending. Info:


Refocus is a two-phase spiritual discovery process that integrates the personal renewal of the leaders with the revitalization of their churches. Phase One=Focused Leaders, Phase Two =Strategic Leaders. Info: Rev. Gwen Roberts, [email protected], 800/437-0028

Inclusivity Training

Understanding Diversity in the church and how to become an inclusive body of Christ. Dates: Fall, 2009, 2010, Info: Rev. Waverly Earley, 419/472-2103

Rethink Church National Welcoming Training

Rethink Church is the next generation of Igniting Ministry, the United Methodist Church's welcoming ministry. This one-day event at Grove City UMC in Ohio is a shared event between East and West Ohio Conferences to explore what it means to be a welcoming church. National speakers/trainers. Dates: August 15, 2009 Info:

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