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Training for District Superintendents

A district superintendent (DS) acts as an extension of the office of the bishop and oversees the ministry of the clergy and the churches in the communities of his or her district. GBHEM has assembled a series of webinars to help new district superintendents prepare for the work ahead.

DS & DCM Training Webinar: Supervision

An introduction to the ministry of supervision in The United Methodist Church.

DS & DCM Training Webinar: Legal Issues Related to Property

An explanation of common legal issues related to church owned property.

DS & DCM Training Webinar: Personnel

Review common personnel issues, especially those related to the district superintendent’s work with District Committees on Ordained Ministry and the candidacy process.

DS & DCM Training Webinar: Charge Conference

A review of how to prepare for, preside over and follow up with charge conferences.  

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UMC Cyber Campus

The UMC Cyber Campus is a multilingual learning platform for theological and higher education that aims to enhance global access to affordable, high-quality digital educational resources.

Effective Ministry 360

Need assistance setting and reaching ministry goals for your congregation? Want some guidance with your own continuing formation? Effective Ministry 360 can help.

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Find out how the Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) works to grow the next generation of clergy in The United Methodist Church.