Cedar Falls First UMC virtual training conference on January 31—"Leading Through a Pandemic and Beyond"

Cedar Falls First UMC virtual training conference on January 31—

January 20, 2021

Virtually none of us in local church leadership imagined being movie producers or tele-evangelists when we were called into ministry.  Yet during the pandemic, we have had to reimagine how we do everything in relation to ministry.  At Cedar Falls First United Methodist Church, we have found some innovative ways to engage in mission and ministry through trial/error, failures, and blessings in new endeavors.  We would love to share some of the strategies we have found fruitful as well as some presentations from other ministry experts in Iowa.  It will be an inspiring time discerning how the Holy Spirit will be leading us into 2021.  We invite you to join us for this virtual conference as we explore "Leading Through a Pandemic and Beyond." 

The conference will be live-streamed at 


  • 2:00 pm Keynote Address from Rev. Scott Keele Kober and Rev. Matt German
  • 2:45 pm Break
  • 3:00 Break out Groups
  • 4:00 Dismissal

Breakout group meetings can be found at

Breakout Presenters:

  • Utilizing Technology in a Pandemic—Rev. Matt German/Chris Congdon
  • Adapting Worship Patterns For Best Online Viewing—Rev. Nate Nims
  •  Creating a Digital Discipleship Pathway—Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson 
  • Creating a Vision for the Local Church in a Pandemic—Rev. Scott Keele Kober
  • Digital Small Groups –Rev. John Wagner
  • Stewardship in Difficult Times—Katherine Yarnell
  • Youth Ministry In the Digital Age—Rev. Brody Tubaugh/Rev. Mike Jones
  • Trustees Training 2021—Rev. Doug Cue
  • SPRC Training- Rev. Dr. Moody Colorado
  • Circuit Ministry—Rev. Paul Wilcox
  • Finance Committee Training—Rev. Ron Carlson
  • Resiliency and Re-Entry—Rev. Dr. Lanette Plambeck/Rev. Ryan Christenson