NW Training Events

This page is dedicated to informing the pastors and laity of the Northwest District of training events in our district. If your church will be hosting an event that you do not see listed here, please contact the Northwest District office at 765-807-5619 or email northwest.district@inumc.org. 

 Single Board Training

On Saturday, July 21, CS Lore offered guidance for navigating the Single Board model of church administration.Click here for the PowerPoint presentation she used for the training. 



Developing an Intentional Discipleship System

Sunday Sept 23 & 30, Oct 7

4:00-7:00pm ET/3:00-6:00pm CT

Winamac First UMC  201 E Spring St, Winamac, IN

Using the book by the same title, this 3 session series will explore deeply what, why, and how of disciple making. It will be led by our Conference Superintendent Lore Blinn Gibson and Pastor Dave Marty of Winamac First UMC. Supper will be provided for just $5 each week, free digital copies of the book will be available in advance, and child care will also be available upon advance request. To register, contact the District Office by September 10. (765-807-5619, toll free:877-781-6712 or northwest.district@inumc.org)


Conversations on the Way Forward 

with Bishop Mike Coyner


You have another opportunity to join us for Conversations on a Way Forward with Bishop Mike Coyner:  September 13 7:00-8:30pm EDT at Wabash First UMC.  Our global United Methodist Church is approaching major decisions which will come at the special "called session" of General Conference 2019. This Conference will be considering proposals from the Commission on the Way Forward. These proposals are a response to issues of human sexuality within the diverse global contexts of our UMC. They will propose possible new structures to shape the "way forward" for our global church in the years ahead. 

     To help us be better informed about these issues and decisions, we have invited retired Bishop Mike Coyner to come to St Andrew UMC. He will give us a presentation on the history, processes, and proposals which the General Conference will address.

     His discussion will be followed by time for questions/answers/discussions.

     This presentation is open to everyone who is interested.


Group Coaching Sessions


You are invited to join other clergy in a group coaching session.
The international coaching federation (ICF) defines coaching as ‘partnering with
clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to
maximize their personal and professional potential.’
The purpose of group coaching is to build relationships, share insights and

The coaching sessions are an hour and are web based.
Currently there are three groups that have met with 11 participants.
The next groups will meet Thursday October 11 at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm ET.
To join or for more information simply send an email or text to:
Rev. John Randall
Pastor Otterbein UMC
ICF ACC coach
ADS Northwest District
The cost is covered by your district apportionments.