Virtual Sessions to take place on Zoom - March 8th through 10th, 2021
The Church Management Conference (CMC) is a three-day virtual educational conference for United Methodist Church (UMC) pastors seeking to enhance their leadership and management skills. Conference sessions will be held over Zoom, beginning March 8th and ending March 10th. The specific CMC educational topics were chosen as a result of focus groups conducted with UMC pastors that indicated focal areas in which management education was needed and desired, and in conjunction with the Florida Conference of the UMC. Topics to be covered during the conference include:
More detail on and instructors for each topic can be found by clicking on the session cards below. Instructors for the CMC include expert content-area faculty from the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, as well as other content-area experts.
In order to maximize faculty-to-pastor and pastor-to-pastor interaction, as well as meaningful instructional engagement during the educational sessions, the CMC is limited to the first 50 registrants, so register soon! Each pastoral registrant is allowed to bring one staff member or lay leader to the virtual sessions. This may be the same person in each session, or a different person in each session depending on that person’s role within the congregation. For example, the Chairperson of the Church Finance Committee may wish to sit in on the “Financial Management, Development, and Budgeting” session, while a layperson that leads in church marketing efforts may wish to sit in on the session “Marketing and the Church”.
Dr. Krista Lewellyn
Dr. Matt Bernthal, Dr. Eric Harris, & Dr. Jennifer Dapko
Dr. Ron Piccolo
Dr. Michael Knight & Dr. Silviana Falcon
Note: Some or all sessions will include small group breakout exercises, as well as additional short breaks as instructors deem necessary.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Assistant Professor of Marketing