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. 


Pastor/Staff-Parish Relations Committee Training and Single Board Training

On Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 am to noon, Interim CS Kate Walker and new CS Lore Blinn Gibson will offer training for two important areas in our churches' lives. An overview of the work of the Pastor-/Staff-Parish Relations Committee, including the unique role of the chair, will be presented by CS Kate. This is open to all members of the PPRC. CS Lore will offer guidance for navigating the Single Board model of church administration. All persons with interest in the Single Board model, as well as those who are already experiencing a Single Board, are encouraged to attend. The trainings will take place at Fowler UMC, 908 E 12th St., Fowler, IN, 47944. 



Conversations on the Way Forward 

with Bishop Mike Coyner


Conversations on a Way Forward with Bishop Mike Coyner:  July 25 7:00-8:30pm EDT at West Lafayette St Andrew 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.