Live Webinars

8th March, 2012 - Posted by Kharma - No Comments

In order to see video of the presentation on the following webinars, attendees will need access to a computer and a fast internet connection. Some webinars will use audio through Adobe and others will utilize a telephone conference line.  Participants will be sent log-in information prior to each event, which will include instructions about audio/video requirements. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WEBINARS Please take a moment to Download & Review Instructions on using Adobe Connect, and on the conversation protocol that we will be using for audio interaction. Registration for each webinar is $50 USD (unless otherwise noted.  (Click here to see our refund policy.)


Give Your Annual Stewardship Campaign a Jumpstart! In this pilot webinar, we featured a successful stewardship campaign produced and used by MCC San Diego. Even if your church has never done a stewardship campaign this webinar is for you. It included presentations by the MCC Stewardship Team (pastor, board member and stewardship team chair), timeline, step-by-step guide, and resources that you can edit for use in your local church. We are most grateful to MCC San Diego, Pastor Dan Koeshall, and the entire Stewardship Team for the generous sharing of their time and materials in presenting this pilot Stewardship Webinar. This webinar is part of the OCLH resourcing strategy to more effectively facilitate peer learning and support.

THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND EDIT FOR YOUR CHURCHES NEEDS: (Some of the documents are examples only and are not for editing)

Stewardship Campaign (In a Kit) Webinar PowerPoint

Pledge Drive Time Line/Schedule

Pledge Drive Presentation PowerPoint

Pledge Drive Presentation Script

Pledge Drive Script for AV Booth

Pledge Drive Outreach Letter Sample

Planned Giving Detailed Overview

Planned Giving Basics

E-Newsletter/Website Blurb Samples

Voices of Generosity Short Testimonials

Pledge Card (Front)

Pledge Card (Back)

Automatic Giving Card Sunday Bulletin Insert

Keeping in Touch Pledge Thank You Letter Samples


Listening for God

Join a group of clergy colleagues for a time of personal spiritual growth and peer support. We will read together Listening for God: A Minister’s Journey Through Silence and Doubt by Renita Weems.

Thursdays, August 21st to September 18th
9:00 – 10:30 pm GMT/UTC (4:00 – 5:30 pm US Eastern Time)

“Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems is clergy in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the wife of a Baptist minister, a professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, as well as a popular author and speaker at conferences and retreats. In this book she speaks about the times in her life when God has been silent but she still had to speak, write, teach, and preach about the Divine. She shares how she has experienced God in the silence, in her every day circumstances, and in the midst of pain and loss. Her thoughts are inspiring for all those who balance competing responsibilities in the midst of daily human living, especially those who are relied upon to be a conduit to God for others, yet might not be feeling God’s presence themselves.”

This group is limited to active clergy and a maximum of 10 participants.

Registration is $50 USD.  Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book.



Newspapers? TV News? How do you make the news? Do you ever ask, “How do we get a reporter to write a story about MCC?” Or perhaps, your local newspaper wants to interview you to be a voice of faith on an issue. How do you prepare? Or are you ready to increase the professional capacity of your media and communications ministries? This series of webinars will present information and tools for just those kinds of situations and more. MCC leaders have stories to tell. Learn why your voice is important and how to share your story well. 

Facilitators: Ann Craig, MCC Media Consultant and Rev. Candy Holmes

Only $10 USD each

Part 1: Getting Media Coverage in the 21st Century
25 September 2014, 6:00 pm UTC/GMT (2:00 pm  US Eastern Time)

Part 2: Make the Media Work for YOU – Controlling Media Interviews
2 October 2014, 10:00 pm UTC/GMT (6:00 pm US Eastern Time)

* Part 3: Advanced Strategies for Maximizing Media Coverage and Effectiveness
9 October 2014, 10:00 pm UTC/GMT (6:00 pm US Eastern Time)
*NOTE: Participants in the Advanced Session must have taken the first two parts OR submit a one paragraph description of media background that demonstrates a high level of experience and/or competency working with media.


This seminar is intended for congregations and individuals who would like to better understand and welcome the Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Expansive Communities; who would like to minister more effectively to the Trans* communities; and who would like to build and nurture a Trans* Ministry.

The seminar will include Introductory information, including vocabulary and etiquette. Even those who are familiar and well versed will receive a good refresher and resources to share and work with your local communities. We will also explore ways to apply what you have learned, and some of the best means to inreach and outreach to the Trans* communities.


Facilitators: Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman and Rev. Emma Lee Chattin

Trans 101: Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 pm GMT/UTC (6:00 – 7:30 pm EDT)

Trans 102: Monday, 22 September 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 pm GMT/UTC (6:00 –  7:30 pm EDT)

FREE!  These two webinars have no registration fee, but you will need to email to let us know you will be attending.

Stay tuned for a complete list of upcoming webinars. See the On Demand Learning Site to access previous webinars.