September 2019

Organization Development Coaching Cohort 1.0

Thursday, September 5, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Online Course
  A 3-month group organizational development coaching series will be offered by Rev. Annete Flynn, President of A Flynn Partnerships. This series will enable you to: Understand the relationship between self-awareness and effective leadership Become...

Church Evangelism Program Grant Deadline

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Deadline for grant application

Experiencing the World of the Bible: Elusive Archaeology of Exodus

Monday, November 11, 2019 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: Foundation for Evangelism
In  this  seminar, sponsored by the Intentional Growth Center and the Foundation for Evangelism and  led by Dr. James Fleming, we  will study the sparse archaeological clues that, with a discerning eye, can be examined to reveal how life would have ...
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Experiencing the World of the Bible II: Biblical Roots of Interfaith Conflict & Understanding

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Foundation for Evangelism
This  seminar, sponsored by the Intentional Growth Center and the Foundation for Evangelism and led by Dr. James Fleming, begins with a foundational understanding of the roots of interfaith conflict and continues with an informed conversation about ...
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SEJ Clergywomen's Conference: Uncharted

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville
Ministry is beautiful, challenging, rewarding, and frustrating. Where we end up is often not where we first sought out to be; sometimes that turns out beautifully and sometimes…it doesn’t feel so beautiful. The theme “Uncharted” was chosen with great...
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Camp in the Community Host Church Application Deadline for 2020

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Camp In The Community Host Church Application Deadline for 2020

Hispanic Ministry Program Grant Application Deadline

Monday, December 2, 2019
The Hispanic/Latino Ministries Team invites local churches to submit grants for Hispanic/Latino ministries and outreach for 2020. Grant applications must be submitted by Monday, December 2, 2019. A signature from your district superintendent is ...


Friday, December 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Christ UMC Dayton, Ohio
God has gifted the church with equipping ministries. Apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists are sent by Jesus to impart and activate gifts and anointings for the work of the ministry. Join us for the 8th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar, “...

Five Things About Dementia from a Faith Perspective

Friday, January 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is climbing. How can churches respond? How can churches equip ...
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SEJ Cabinet Consultation

Monday, January 20, 2020 to Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Epworth By the Sea
Register now to attend the annual SEJ Cabinet Consultation at beautiful Epworth By The Sea! Come worship, fellowship and network with fellow District Superintendents and Director of Connectional Ministries Appointees. Program includes music, plenary ...
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Creativity Orlando

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 AM to Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort
What to expect from this Leadership Nexus event: HOPE for the CHURCH from theologians, pastors and experts in creative leadership  INSIGHT into connecting with our ever changing culture  FREEDOM to dream and think outside the box about being the ...
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Winter Conference

Sunday, January 26, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Epworth by the Sea
Keynote Speaker: LEN WILSON, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, TX. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After GC 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative ...
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Proposed resolutions and petitions due to Committee on Petitions and Resolutions

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Any proposed resolution or petition must be in the hands of the Committee on Petitions and Resolutions. This gives the committee time to meet and compile its report for inclusion in the Book of Reports   

Five Things for Being a Good Visitor to Someone w/Dementia

Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is climbing. How can churches respond? How can churches equip ...
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Beyond the Basics of Online Church

Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online - webinar
Ready to take your online worship to the next level? Maybe you started online ministry because of Covid-19 but now you are thinking about how this ministry might reach new people when the pandemic ends? If so then join for a Good Idea Webinar taking ...
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Practical Strategies for Church-Based Community Transformation

Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM
Location: Online webinar
The global refugee crisis continues to rise at a high rate. Now there are more displaced people around the world than ever in our history. The role of the church to respond to this global crisis remains vital as ever. In this webinar, we will discuss...
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Book of Reports distribution deadline

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Book of Reports will be distributed to delegates of the Annual Conference in electronic format.  

Healthy Stewardship in the Local Church

Monday, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
Location: Online Course
Taught by Dr. Ann Michel, this Wesley Seminary course will consist of an Exploration of the biblical and theological basis for healthy congregational stewardship and a survey of best practices for cultivating generosity.. 1.5 CEUs Topics include: ...
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Deadline for inclusion in 2020 Journal

Thursday, June 25, 2020
 Any report or item for inclusion in the 2020 Journal must be in the hands of the Conference Secretary by this date

2020 Memorial Service

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Saturday, June 27, 2020
During the Vietnam War the United States lost 58,220 men and women.  The cause of these deaths came about for many reasons: gun shot, drowning, disease, explosions, crashes and the list can go on and on.   In 2017 the United States lost more than ...

2nd Corinthians: Live with Prof. N.T. Wright

Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00 AM to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Online Course
How can a church overcome deep divisions? How can you face persecution and become more resilient? How do Christian leaders 'lead' in the face of opposition from within their own congregations? These difficult questions were present for the church in ...
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Holiness in the Midst of a Pandemic

Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00 PM to Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Location: Online
We all know that our usual worship traditions this Fall will not be the same because of COVID-19. This year our worship might be virtual, in family or home gatherings, gathered outside in cars or parks or parking lots, a hybrid mix of virtual and ...

How to Be an Anti-Racist

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Emory University Center for Ethics presents the inaugural James W. Fowler Ethics Event—a special live webcast featuring a key voice in the conversation about race in America, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award winner, 2019 Guggenheim Fellow,...
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Leadership Institute

Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:00 AM to Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:15 PM
Location: Online Trainnig
 Join Adam Hamilton, Bishop Michael Curry, and Ronald Heifetz and others ONLINE for 2 days of inspiration, practical ministry tools and proven strategies to strengthen your church and your own leadership. 0.6 CEUs for main event. Additional CEUs ...
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