Webinars and Workshops

Wespath supports events for clergy, lay workers, plan sponsors and conference representatives, including health workshops, educational seminars and webinars.


Annual Conferences are encouraged to host self-care and health promotion events for clergy and lay workers, or to incorporate self-care and wellness presentations in existing events.

Wespath has provided workshop resources, instructional models and educational materials for several conferences and UMC entities hosting health-focused workshops and events. No need to start from scratch—contact Wespath at wellnessteam@wespath.org for assistance with workshop resources.

Webinars Archive

Wespath has collaborated to create various educational webinars around health and wellness topics for the Church. Click on the links below to watch our webinars.

Heart of the Matter Webinar Series

The Heart of the Matter webinar series addressed multiple topics to help guide participants toward optimal health in all dimensions. This webinar series includes four interactive webinars focusing on different topics.

Tools for a Better Well-Being Webinars

The Tools for a Better Well-Being webinar series was an inter-agency collaboration between Wespath and General Commission on the Status and Role of Women to provide church leaders tools to improve well-being and enhance vitality for mission and ministry. This webinar series includes four interactive webinars focusing on different topics.

Clergy Health: What a DS Needs to Know

Clergy health continues to be an important issue in the UMC. This webinar highlights the current status of clergy health and shares the 13 clergy health factors that influence clergy health.
(Recorded November 19, 2014; 58 minutes)

Building a Health Ministry in Your Congregation Webinar

The UMC Health Ministry Network shares approaches for establishing a health ministry in your congregation. Learn how one congregation implemented a cancer support group to reach those affected by the disease but who don’t regularly attend church.
(Recorded September 19, 2013; 58 minutes)

Clergy Health: 2013 Survey Results and Considerations for the Local Church

Congregations can positively influence the health of clergy and lay workers. Learn strategies to address health-related challenges based on the results of the 2013 Clergy Health Survey.
(Recorded June 20, 2013; 31 minutes)

Online Retirement Education

Retirement Articles

Wespath has a series of articles called Questions to Ask Yourself About Retirement. Topics include:

Online presentations explore issues clergy (and lay workers) face when preparing for retirement.

  1. Clergy: Looking Ahead to Retirement
    Overview of factors to consider when looking ahead to retirement.

  2. Saving for Retirement: United Methodist Personal Investment Plan
    Understand why a savings strategy is important and how saving/investing through the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) can help ensure an adequate retirement income.

Interagency and Seminary Events

Below are recent co-sponsored interagency and seminary events.

Let Us Know

Our website, programs and offerings are constantly evolving. Let us know what is working, what is not and what new content you would like to see on this site at wellnessteam@wespath.org.

Thank you for your feedback and continued support of denomination-wide clergy and lay worker health.

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