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Author: Betsey Heavner

Betsey Heavner is the director of Congregational Leader Formation at the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN. A deacon in the Northwest Texas Conference, Betsey is the author of Living the Faith: What Every Teacher Needs to Know, Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation: Pastor-Parish Relations, 2001-2004 (Cokesbury, 2000), and The FaithQuest Leader's Guide. Betsey acts as coordinator and writer for the Congregational Leaders website. In addition, she has written devotions for The Upper Room Disciplines as well as other articles and newsletters. She is a certified Minister of Christian Education and has served as Director of Spiritual Leader Development in the Northwest Texas Conference and as Christian Education Director in a local congregation.

Congregational Tool Box for Prison Ministry

Congregational Tool Box for Prison Ministry

Format: PDF

One in every 136 U. S. residents is imprisoned, according to 2005 statistics. "As Christians, we are challenged by the grace of God that offers good news to all sinners, and by Jesus' words to forgive, to judge not, and to restore right relationship...

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Job Descriptions & Leadership Training 2013-2016

Job Descriptions & Leadership Training 2013-2016

A Leader Development Guide

Format: EPub

Job Descriptions and Leadership Training is a handbook for congregations to develop leaders as a vital part of their discipleship system. The first portion of the book provides a framework for a nominating committee to build a culture of leadership ...

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Job Descriptions & Leadership Training 2013-2016

Job Descriptions & Leadership Training 2013-2016

A Leader Development Guide

Format: Kindle

Job Descriptions and Leadership Training is a handbook for congregations to develop leaders as a vital part of their discipleship system. The first portion of the book provides a framework for a nominating committee to build a culture of leadership ...

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What Every Leader Needs to Know About Leading in Prayer

What Every Leader Needs to Know About Leading in Prayer

Revised Edition

Format: PDF

PDF Download Offers biblical and contemporary examples of prayer and leadership. Each PDF in the "What Every Leader Needs to Know" series provides practical, basic help to enable leaders to create environments for faith formation, model Christian sp...

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What Every Leader Needs to Know About Leading Meetings

What Every Leader Needs to Know About Leading Meetings

(formerly Leading in a Congregation)

Format: PDF

An examination of the purpose of meetings, planning meetings, and dealing with change and conflict. Each PDF in the "What Every Leader Needs to Know" series provides practical, basic help to enable leaders to create environments for faith formation,...

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