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Previous Teaching Events


October 2018 event: 

5 Talent Playlist

Worship Service


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4


March 10, 2018 event: Beyond Sunday School: Empowering regular folks to lead a God movement featuring Rachel Billups
Worship Video     
Mentor Experience Guide  by Ginghamsburg Church Women's Ministry Core Team (pdf)
Mentor Participant Experience Guide  by Ginghamsburg Church Women's Ministry Core Team (pdf)


October 19 event on Evangelism featuring Jacob Armstrong
Session 1    
Session 2     
Session 3    
Question and Answers

March 18 event on Stewardship featuring Tom Berlin
Video 1  
Video 2


The Rev. James (Jim) Harnish shared insight and instruction on creating and improving small group ministry at the November 10, 2015 Faith Development event. This event also featured a panel of VAUMC pastors who have seen successful small group ministries in their congregations.    

Watch video from this event: 

Full Event Playlist  
Testimony: Rev. Seonyoung Kim  
Session 1: Rev. Jim Harnish  
Session 2: Rev Jim Harnish  
Session 3: Q&A and Small Group Ministry in the VAUMC  

Shane Claiborne urges participants to focus on relationships at the February 21, 2015 Ministry with the Poor event. 
Read Neill Caldwell's article about this event: Claiborne tells 5 Talent Academy:'It all starts with relationships'   

Watch video from this event:
Full Playlist  
Worship testimony by Robert Massey     
Glenn Rowley, Ministry with the Poor in the VAUMC   
Shane Claiborne, Session 1   
Shane Claiborne, Session 2     
Q&A with Shane Claiborne    

On October 4, 2014, the 5 Talent Academy offered a teaching event called Evangelism, Communication, and Church Growth featuring Maria Dixon Hall from Southern Methodist University.  
What's in a Name? Communication Requires Shared Meaning 
The Power of Personal Testimony 

Thank you for your interest in the 5 Talent Academy's Stewardship event featuring J. Clif Christopher. You may use the links below to view portions of the program from March 8.
1. Part 1 of 3    
2. Part 2 of 3  
3. Part 3 of 3  

Worship Event with Rev. Dr. Constance Cherry - Oct. 15, 2013
  Watch video from the event
     Session 1   
     Session 2  
     Session 3    
     Panel Discussion 

Event Focuses on Faith Development - Feb. 23, 2013 
 Watch Video from the Event  

Rice urges churches to be 'doers of the Word' in Ministry With the Poor - Oct. 2, 2012

Cuban Bishop tells of amazing Church Growth - Feb. 23, 2012



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