Tools for Ministry


Church leaders to take the field with Tools for Ministry

While Philadelphia’s Super Bowl-champion Eagles are nesting, and the 76ers and Flyers are in mid-season, the Phillies are enjoying baseball’s spring training. Hundreds of Eastern PA Conference church leaders will… Read more

Kingdom-building with Tools for Ministry

Leaders were teaching learners in six districts across our conference April 29, offering them tools for ministry to work not on houses of faith but on the people in them…. Read more

Building up disciples through Tools for Ministry

Gifted and called leaders will be visiting six United Methodist churches across our conference on Saturday, April 29, bringing constructive tools for ministry to work not on houses of faith… Read more

Attendance high at 2016 Tools for Ministry events

It wasn’t exactly March Madness, but several districts celebrated their best attendance ever at Tools for Ministry leadership training events in March, enjoying a more temperate climate than the cold, often-snowy… Read more

Tools for Ministry to 'build up the body'

Tools for Ministry to ‘build up the body’

The six district training events will be spread over three Saturdays. Four districts–Central, East, Southeast and Southwest–will hold theirs on Saturday, March 5. The Northeast District will hold its leadership training on March 12 with a focus on poverty. And the Northwest District Tools gathering is delayed until April 30.

Most of the myriad workshops will be led by home teams of knowledgeable clergy and lay professionals and volunteers from across our conference. But there will be a few out-of-town guest-lecturers among the diverse faculties.  Read more

800 attend Tools for Ministry despite snow

Shovels and ice scrapers were the first tools many EPA Conference church leaders needed early Saturday morning, March 7. They had to liberate their snow and icebound vehicles for the… Read more

A quest for excellence: Church leaders brave snow seeking Tools for Ministry

A quest for excellence 
Church leaders brave snow seeking Tools for Ministry “Excellence in Church Leadership” was the challenge issued by Dr. Mary White, EPA Conference Lay Leader, to members… Read more

2014 Tools for Ministry offers learning for leadership

To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill; O may it all my powers engage to do my Master’s will! From “A Charge to Keep I Have” by Charles… Read more