Ministry Resources

Use this page to quickly find the resources you need for your church’s ministry. Please visit the Ministry Page for each of the following areas to find complete information and context for these resources.

ADVOCACY MINISTRIES

United Methodist Advocacy in PA Website
UMC Social Principles & Social Creed
September 2019 Legislative Advocacy Report

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINISTRIES

Philadelphia Area Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)
Call to Action Resolution, 2016 NEJ Conference
[Icon style=”file”] Call to Action Response, Eastern PA 2017 Annual Conference

COMMUNICATIONS

Local Church Communicators Survey
NEWSpirit quarterly newspaper
NEWSpirit Digest weekly newsletter
Local Church Media Resources
“10+ best practices for e-mail use to be safe, not sorry”

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2019-20 Local Pastor Licensing School – Schedule & Application
New Church Start Process
CDT Language regarding starting new churches and ministries
The Emergent Model of Starting New Faith Communities
Covenant Relationship between CDT and Redevelopment Church
Language & definitions regarding starting new churches and ministries
MissionInSite
Request Form for Financial Support for New Churches
Request Form for Financial Support for other than New Church
Monthly Report Form for New Church Start

CONNECTIONAL TABLE

Connectional Table Directory
Ministry Committee Reports

DISABILITY MINISTRIES

UMC Accessibility Audit 2019
Accessibility Badge Information Flyer
Disability Minisitries Committee 2019 Report
Disability Ministries Groups Brochure 2019
DeafCAN! ASL Classes – Registration form

DISASTER RESPONSE

Crisis Preparation and Response Plan for EPAUMC churches
Church Preparation for Hurricanes
Preparedness Resources for Houses of Worship

FUNDING RESOURCES FOR MINISTRIES

Conference Loan Fund Information
Conference Loan Fund Application Form
Peace with Justice Grants for Individuals, Churches, Organizations
Dewees Grant Information
Dewees Grant Application Form
UMMM Building Repair Grant Application Form
GBCS Grant Information
Grants Available for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries

HIGHER EDUCATION / CAMPUS MINISTRY

Scholarships & Grants for Higher Education
Eastern PA Scholarship for Undergraduates Application
 2019-20 Ed. Society Grant Application

LATINO MINISTRIES

Guidelines for working with Non-Latino Churches
Immigrant Welcoming Communities in the Eastern PA Conference
How to Become an Immigrant Welcoming Community
Immigration Ministry Concerns
Iglesias Latino / Latino Churches in Eastern PA Conference 

LAY MINISTRY

2020 CLM Orientation/Admission Program Dates & Information
Christ Servant Ministries website

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

2019 Leadership Report
Leadership & Service Interest Form

MISSIONS & OUTREACH

2019-2020 Advance Specials

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES

Suggestions for Local Churches to get involved in Native American Ministries
Acts of Repentance Resources

PRISON MINISTRY & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Christmas Cards for Inmates Ministry Project
Where can someone go for help if a friend or family member is incarcerated?
Prison Ministry Church Contacts
Prison Ministry Chaplain & Organization Contacts

RELIGION & RACE

Implicit Bias Workbook
Implicit Bias – Enroll in Online course
EPAUMC Commission on Religion and Race Resource List
Clergy Serving in Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Appointments
 Cross-Racial / Cross Cultural Ministry Powerpoint Presentation
Call-to-Action Report for Annual Conference 2019
Racial Justice Conversation Guide from GCORR

UNITED METHODIST MEN

UMM Report, 2019 Annual Conference
UMM Charter Application

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

UMW Report, 2019 Annual Conference

URBAN & METRO MINISTRIES

Urban Commission Grant Application – Fall 2019
Comprehensive Urban Ministry Strategic Plan
Urban Ministry Fund
UM Metro Ministries, Inc – Building Repair Grant Application
MissionInSite

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

Mission Statement of Eastern PA Conference Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Waging War Video Series: Season 1
Waging War Video Series: Season 2