Online Courses

Communicating Faith in the 21st Century
For too long, the voice of people of faith has been hidden, drowned out or altogether silent in the public media. This course is designed to help you reclaim your own voice in order to speak faith to a world desperately in need of the good news of God's love by using the communications tools of the 21st century. Cost is $29.99. Click here for more information.

BeADisciple.com
The Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship provides an online location for workshops, trainings, Bible studies, and other educational opportunities for Christian leaders, lay and clergy at BeADisciple.com. Offerings include Disciples Bible Study, online courses which have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries, courses provided by some of the Upper Room book authors, Center for Youth Ministry Excellence (CYMX) and the YouthWorker Movement courses particularly geared towards those who work with youth, and studies from the Wesley Ministry Network in association with Wesley Theological Seminary. Click here for more information

“United Methodism 101” (UM101) is a free, basic online course designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination, as well as long-time United Methodists who would like to check their basic knowledge of the church. Each of the four modules in this course contains many interactive features and takes about one hour to complete at the participant's leisure. Click here for more information.

Connectional Giving
"Missional Storytelling: Creating a Culture of Generosity" is a free online connectional giving course that provides church leaders a holistic and biblical view of generosity. The course empowers participants to become missional storytellers who can inspire others to give generously by sharing inspiring, compelling stories. Click here for more information.

"Welcoming Ministry 100" online course can help you expand your knowledge and skills in welcoming. How do you welcome visitors to your church? This course will prepare you to lead local churches in establishing and maintaining a dynamic ministry of welcoming and radical hospitality. Cost is $29.99. Click here for more information.

"Tools for Increasing Your Church’s Vitality”
Based on the book, Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World, this training is aimed at increasing the understanding of what makes a vital congregation and why that’s important, as well as how to transform your congregation into one that is more vital. By examining the five common behaviors of highly vital congregations, pastoral leadership, lay leadership, worship, small groups, and service and mission, this online course will provide you with tools to take your congregation to increased vitality. Cost is $49.99. Click here for more information.

Your Church Website: Rethinking Your New Front Door
This online course will cover the basics of creating your church website. However, this course also looks at going beyond just having a church website focusing on how to effectively implement a broader online presence. By engaging your audience online first, you extend your reach beyond Sunday services and expose your audience to your message before they visit your church. Cost is $89.99. Click here for more information.

Moodle: Basic Training is an instructor-led, hands-on exploration of Moodle for course instructors, facilitators, and developers. Learners will design an interactive online course on a topic of their choice, participate in a community of learning, develop basic Moodle skills, begin building their course in Moodle, and be prepared to open their course for testing. Cost is $89.99. Click here for more information.

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