Training Room

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.

Discipleship Ministries (formerly GBOD)

Discipleship Minstries offers a number of online training sessions on topics ranging from stewardship to the different roles laity fill in the local church. Learn more on the Discipleship Ministries 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

For a full list of available webinars, visit

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.