The North Texas Annual Conference Center for Leadership Development

The Center for Leadership Development develops principled Christian leaders who are called to live as disciples, lead congregations and develop missional fruitfulness.

The Academy of Preachers

The Academy of Preachers seeks to Identify, Network, Support and Inspire young people in their call to Gospel preaching. Since its launch in 2009, this ecumenical organization has worked with more than 1,000 young people from across the nation. The Academy of Preachers is energized by the conviction that Gospel preaching is a vocation of public and social significance, a calling worthy of our very best and brightest young people.

The Texas Annual Conference Center for Clergy Excellence

The mission of the Center for Clergy Excellence is to serve clergy and their families so that they may equip congregations to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Arkansas Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church

The mission of the Arkansas Annual Conference is to make disciples of Jesus Christ equipped to transform the world with excellence and passion as they, transformed by the Holy Spirit, demonstrate the love of God and neighbor, holy living and justice.

The Center for Pastoral Excellence, the Louisiana Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church

The purpose of The Center for Pastoral Excellence is to sustain and assist clergy and congregations in responding to challenges they face with calmness, creativity, hope and possibility.

The Festival of Homiletics

The Festival of Homiletics is a week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture.

The National Storytelling Network

The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art and as a process of cultural transformation. It brings brings together and supports individuals and organizations that use the power of story in all its forms.  We advocate for the preservation and growth of the art of storytelling.

The International Storytelling Center

We are an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering people across the world to accomplish goals and make a difference by discovering, capturing, and sharing their stories.

The Academy of Homiletics

The Academy of Homiletics, founded in 1965, is of North American origin, but its membership now spans the world. With nearly 400 members, The Academy of Homiletics is a professional guild for teachers and doctoral graduate students of homiletics. Its purpose is to encourage the scholarly study of the discipline of homiletics.