Leadership

Recruiting, developing and retaining competent
and committed ministers are critical factors in the future health of our churches.
Follow the links in the right column for information on leadership.

Leadership Training Opportunities_______________________________

Seminary Lite (for laity)
Seminary Lite is a new program at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University focusing on learning for the laity. Seminary Lite will provide you (as laity) with a deeper knowledge base in subjects pertaining to Christian faith and life, and will allow you to sample the seminary experience.
Bi-Vocational Pastors Academy (under clergy information)
The Academy seeks to recruit and equip 150 full-time working laypeople to become new bi-vocational clergy in smaller or rural churches.
Online training (trustees, SPR, and more)
Re-Ignite events are for all the United Methodist family—not just church officers, and for clergy as well as laity. Those seeking to enrich their leadership skills and their lives are encouraged to attend these workshops during January and February. They provide an opportunity to share ideas with individuals from other churches and to gain new insights from well-prepared leaders and participants will also be a part of an organized, energized worship experience.