Training Room

Resourcing local congregations for ministry through continuing education, webcasts, webinars, online courses and TED talks.

The Great Plains Conference offers a variety of training opportunities to assist congregations with making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

In addition to the local resources, the United Methodist Church offers additional training opportunities.

General Board of Discipleship

The board offers a number of online training sessions on topics ranging from stewardship to the different roles laity fill in the local church. View a list of upcoming and archived events on the board's website.

General topics include:

  • Adult Ministry
  • Camping & Retreat Ministries
  • Children's Ministry
  • Church Council
  • District Superintendents
  • Finance Committee
  • Health Ministry
  • Lay Leaders
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ministry Plan
  • Nominating Committee
  • Pastor/Staff-Parish Committee
  • Small Membership
  • Trustees
  • Worship, Preaching and Music

United Methodist Communications

The denomination's communications agency offers a number of online training courses to assist local churches with making disciples. The courses are offered on the United Methodist Communications website. Classes are facilitated and run at different times throughout the year.

Courses are offered using the MOODLE online learning platform. See our Online Learning System Requirements page to verify your computer is capable of full participation.

Courses include:

  • Communicating Faith in the 21st Century
  • Tools for Increasing Your Church's Vitality
  • United Methodist Basics
  • Welcoming Ministry online course
  • Rethink Church
  • Web Ministry 100: What is Web Ministry?
  • Online Learning with MOODLE