Video training sessions

Each video session below offers tips and information about planning and executing a day of service for your community or district.

Mission Possible: Creating Lasting Community Partnerships for Mission – Patrick Woods, member at Asbury Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Topeka, Kan., and a former member of the Hands on Topeka event planning team, talks about identifying community needs, potential partners and the care and feeding of those partnerships for building long-term relationships to change communities.

What is a local church coordinator and what do they do? – Teresa Tuchscherer, member at Crestview United Methodist Church in Topeka, Kan., and member of the Hands on Topeka event planning team, talks about the role of local church coordinators in planning and organizing a community-wide service event.

Logistics: Planning Your Day of Service – Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede and Lisa Maupin of United Methodist Ministries in Omaha, Neb., share their best practices for planning a day of service from t-shirts to registration, transportation to lunch.

Creating a Culture of Mission – Paul Burger, a lay person from Kechi United Methodist Church in Kechi, Kan., shares how his congregation started small and created a culture of mission that extends beyond their congregation and community into the world.

Micah 6: Incorporating spiritual practice into a day of service – Rev. Carol Windrum, coordinator of Risk-taking Mission and Justice in the Nebraska Conference, shares a spiritual framework for a day of service based on Micah 6.