This online subscription gives you access to everything available with the purchase of the Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation Complete Set through the end of the 2017-202 Quadrennium on December 31, 2020. It is active immediately upon purchase. Once you purchase this subscription, you can access the content by going directly to: www.UMOfficialResources.com and logging in to the site with your www.Cokesbury.com login name and password. If you have any questions please contact Cokesbury.com Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two-weeks prior to your renewal date you will receive an email reminding you of the renewal.
With your subscription, you have access the complete text of all twenty-six guidelines along with valuable charts, surveys, and other tools that help with the mission of your church and are mentioned in the Guidelines. The text is completely searchable making it easy to navigate when looking for specific information. Many of the forms are in Microsoft Word format, making them adaptable for each situation. Links to the United Methodist agencies' websites are included for easy use.
Also available as part of your subscription is The Guide to the Guidelines and The Guidelines Orientation Workshop. The workshop is used to train new leaders of your congregation's committees and teams to help them understand and use the Guidelines for their work in their particular ministry area. The workshop, along with the Guide to the Guidelines, provides everything needed to have a complete overview of the Guidelines and ministry areas, while helping to implement the work of the church's ministries.
There are twenty-six individual guidelines in the Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation Complete Set, one for each ministry area; church leadership area including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.
The booklets are tools that get new lay leaders off to a good start and as a reference resource for all lay leaders. Each booklet includes the basic "job description" for the leader as well as practical "how-to" information important to implementing ministry effectively. Brief and to the point for the busy, but spirit-led leader.