NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM Communications) –United Methodist Communications will soon be offering two online courses. Both “Turning Connectional Giving into Connectional Living” and “What Is Web Ministry” are now open for pre-registration.

Here are course descriptions:

“Turning Connectional Living into Connectional Giving” (CG101) is a free, basic online course that explores how to turn our connectional living as United Methodists into connectional giving that supports the shared ministry and mission of The United Methodist Church.

It is a four-part journey through why we give, the connectional nature of the church, the Apportioned and Designated funds of the church, and how you can make a difference in the world. Participants work through the course at their own pace and have the opportunity to interact through discussion forums, quizzes, and feedback activities.

“What Is Web Ministry?” (WM100) is a free, self-directed, five-part online course that provides foundational information and the biblical and theological basis for creating and maintaining a Web ministry for your local church, district or conference organization. As a self-directed course, participants will have six weeks to complete all assignments, which are provided as a way for you to make connections with other participants and to receive feedback on your ideas, vision and plans for a Web ministry. Course facilitators will monitor the discussion forums and “grade” assignments as well as provide direct feedback and assistance upon request.

Both of these courses will be offered in May 5-June 16, July 7-Aug. 18, Sept. 1-Oct. 13 and Nov. 3-Dec. 15.

Go to the United Methodist Communications Training Center Web to register for one or both of these sessions. The direct URLs for the above courses are for the Connectional Giving course and for the Web Ministry course. Pre-registration details and upcoming dates are available on each of these pages.