Boomer Spirituality Webinars start today


Boomer Spirituality Webinar Series The Boomer Spirituality Webinars start this evening.  Join Craig Kennet Miller, author of Boomer Spirituality: Seven Values for the Second Half of Life for this in-depth series which will give you a new understanding of this generation.  Each episode will be recorded, so if you can't watch live, you will be able to view it at on your own time.

Webinars will be streamed at 6:30 pm, Central Time (7:30 pm, Eastern; 4:30 pm, Pacific)

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Who Are the Boomers? Wednesday, October 4  |  6:30 pm, Central (7:30 pm, Eastern; 4:30 pm, Pacific) Born from 1946 to 1964, boomers have revolutionized every aspect of American life.  As they move into their second half of life, they face new challenges as they age. This webinar helps participants understand those challenges.

The Spiritual Roots of Boomers Wednesday, October 11  |  6:30 pm, Central  (7:30 pm, Eastern; 4:30 pm, Pacific) Formed in the crucible of the 1960s and 70s, boomers still experience their spiritual roots of brokenness, loneliness, rootlessness, and self-seeking; and those roots affect boomers and younger generations today.

Boomers and the Search for God Wednesday, October 18  |  6:30 pm, Central (7:30 pm, Eastern; 4:30 pm, Pacific) Since their youth, boomers have been on an ongoing search for the divine.  Encompassing the New Age Movement and the explosion of megachurches, the boomers' quest for the spiritual life has challenged the traditions of the past; but that quest provides great opportunities for ministry in the future.

A CEU credit of .3 units will be given to individuals who attend all three sessions of the Boomer Spirituality Webinars. Craig Miller will send a questionnaire to those who qualify. Once he receives the answers back, the credits will be rewarded.

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


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