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Resources & Training

Our church ministry department regularly provides resources to inform, engage, and inspire you for maximum mission impact. Check this resource page regularly for new articles, webcasts, and training offered.

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Webcasts & Articles

Additional Training

The specific training sessions below are designed either to enable seamless implementation of the essential strategies presented in the Activate Conference or to assist mission leaders in determining how better to lead mission efforts in your church.

Equipping Short-Term Mission Leaders

In this session, short-term mission leaders will learn to effectively coordinate, train, and disciple the members of their short-term mission teams while walking you step-by-step through the planning process.

Mission Leaders Workshop

This training will allow you to join other missions leaders in a workshop setting to explore and apply new methods, principles, and tools that will increase personal engagement and effectiveness in outreach and missions throughout your local church, and to determine the feasibility of implementation in your church. The group size will be limited in order to facilitate interaction between the instructor and attendees.

Webcasts & Articles

Read articles by staff and watch MissioCast videos with church leaders to help your church be equipped for greater mission outreach.

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Fresh Perspectives in Mission Partnerships
Is your church partnering well in mission? Watch this interview with Brandon Dasinger and Duane Brown on how your church can be more strategic in this area...
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March Activate Post: New life, new ideas, new ministry
What does it take to start a new mission or restart an existing mission?
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6 Core Principles of an Activate Conference
These six principles can propel your church into greater mission outreach...
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Sample Communications Policy for Churches
If your church needs a great example to develop an effective communications policy, check out this example from University City UMC...
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Best Practices in Communicating Missions to Your Church
Anne Churchill, communications director for University City United Methodist Church, discusses with Duane Brown best practices for overcoming...
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Evangelism: The Forgotten Piece of the Puzzle
When you hear the word “evangelism,” what are the first words that come to your mind? Perhaps you think of words like...
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3 Temptations to Avoid When Trying to Grow Your Church
Thomas Merton declared, “The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” If your church has plateaued in its growth, ask yourself what...
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