Connectional Ministries

Mission

  • Respond Inc.

    Respond Inc.

    For more than 41 years, Respond, Inc. has carried out a central mission to help North Camden and the other communities it serves bring about improved levels of economic independence and sound community development. The aim has been to make a difference in our society. In our attempt to meet the needs of individuals and families, diversity and flexibility have driven management, staff and board members to develop programs that go far beyond the plan developed in 1967.

  • Imagine No Malaria

    Imagine No Malaria

    Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds. But there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners, our generation can beat malaria once and for all.

  • A Future with Hope Website

    A Future with Hope Website

    By 2018, 20,000 volunteers for A Future with Hope, Inc., will rebuild more than 400 homes and provide HOPE to more than 400 families whose lives were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

  • The Neighborhood Center in Camden

    The Neighborhood Center in Camden

  • CUMAC ECHO

    CUMAC ECHO

    Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community Ecumenically Concerned Helping Others (CUMAC/ECHO) runs Passaic County's largest food pantry and multiple programs dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in Paterson, Passaic County and northern NJ.

  • www.umcmission.org

    www.umcmission.org

    The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations. Purpose: Connecting the Church in mission Vision: The General Board of Global Ministries equips and transforms people and places for God's mission around the world. Four Mission Goals: Make disciples of Jesus Christ; Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities; Alleviate human suffering; Seek justice, freedom, and peace.

Small Groups

  • Deck the Halls Small Groups Resources

    Deck the Halls Small Groups Resources

    Breakthrough 2020 | Deck the Halls Small Groups Resources as of 9.18.20

  • A Guide for New Pastors (7/8/20)

    A Guide for New Pastors (7/8/20)

    This guide for newly-appointed pastors from Director of Small Groups Gina Yeske features recommended questions for both pastors and small group leaders to foster conversation.

  • Greater Than Small Groups Resource

    Greater Than Small Groups Resource

    BT | Greater Than Small Groups Resource as of 6.15

  • Starting/Joining Online Small Groups

    Starting/Joining Online Small Groups

    BeADisciple is a community of people committed to providing quality, online educational experiences with roots in Wesleyan theology. They offer online studies, workshops, and courses on a variety of ministry, formation, and leadership topics with the goal of making rich learning experiences accessible to church leaders and laity no matter your location or life situation. Courses are conducted in small-groups with a trained facilitator or a certified instructor. Groups begin together, progress through materials, and end together.

  • www.impactdoingchurchdifferently.org

    www.impactdoingchurchdifferently.org

    Impact Church, a United Methodist congregation in Atlanta led by Pastor Olu Brown has put together a strong small groups program called Connections. For ideas and to get more information about their programs, you can visit their web site.

  • Covenant Discipleship Group Brochure

    Covenant Discipleship Group Brochure

    Covenant Discipleship groups help Christians to grow in loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and love their neighbor as themselves. They are a proven and effective way of forming leaders in discipleship who help the congregation to live out its mission with Christ in the world.

  • Existing Small Group Leader Training Presentation

    Existing Small Group Leader Training Presentation

    90 minute refresher for small group leader skills.

  • Small Groups Curriculum Library

    Small Groups Curriculum Library

    This resource compiles information from more than 100 recommended study curriculum from pastors and laity throughout the conference. (March 2015)

  • Small Groups Overview 20 Minute Presentation

    Small Groups Overview 20 Minute Presentation

    PowerPoint-style presentation providing an overview of small groups and available conference-level support and resources for small group building.

  • www.lifeway.com

    www.lifeway.com

    Source for Bible Studies, Christian books and more.

  • www.smallgroups.com

    www.smallgroups.com

    Website with resources for small groups in the publishing family of Billy Graham's Christianty Today/Leadership Journal

Stewardship

  • UMSF Account Withdrawal Template

    UMSF Account Withdrawal Template

    UMSF Account Withdrawal Template Funds cannot be withdrawn without the full form being completed and authorized by the pastor and one other authorized signor. Wespath does not print any checks for withdrawals, please include all bank information on the form. As of 10.11.19

  • UMSF New Account Enrollment Form

    UMSF New Account Enrollment Form

    UMSF New Account Enrollment Form This form must be filled out when opening a new account with the Foundation. The bank information is only required if the church would like a quarterly withdrawal. The amount of the deposit and fund at Wespath must be filled in. As of 10.11

  • UMSF Investment Agreement Form

    UMSF Investment Agreement Form

    Investment Agreement Form Required to be completed and submitted to open an account with the Foundation. The Executive Director and Conference Treasurer will sign the agreement. Completed forms will be mailed to the church. As of 10.11.19

  • UMSF Account FAQ

    UMSF Account FAQ

    UMSF Account FAQ 10.8 This form is to answer any questions a church has with joining the Foundation.

  • UMSF Account Authorized Signers Form

    UMSF Account Authorized Signers Form

    UMSF Account Authorized Signers Form This form needs to be fully completed each February and July due to changing of pastors and treasurers, who typically are the authorized signors. The pastor must be one of the authorized signors. Only the individuals on this form can request information on the church’s investment account. As of 10.11.19

  • Stepping In Faith Report of Results

    Stepping In Faith Report of Results

    Complete this form that will provide your data on your fall Stewardship Campaign Southern Region: 2017-2018 Stewardship Campaign

  • Giving and Growing to Transform Lives

    Giving and Growing to Transform Lives

    As of 10.30.19

  • Stewardship Campaigns: A Guide to Help Congregations Give Generously

    Stewardship Campaigns: A Guide to Help Congregations Give Generously

    A resource for clergy and laity. As of 10.30.19

  • Stewardship Foundation Brochure

    Stewardship Foundation Brochure

    The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation of Greater New Jersey has been serving our congregations for more than 20 years by helping them invest for the future.

  • Planned Giving Brochure

    Planned Giving Brochure

    A guide to planned giving.

  • Top Ten List For Funding Ministry

    Top Ten List For Funding Ministry

    Top Ten List For Funding Ministry

  • Narrative Budget

    Narrative Budget

    Narrative Budget for Stewardship/Support for Ministries

  • Church Budget Worksheet

    Church Budget Worksheet

    Church Budget Worksheet to calculate total income and expenses

  • Enough: Litanies

    Enough: Litanies

    Four psalm- and hymn-based litanies

  • Enough: Prayers

    Enough: Prayers

    Nine prayers drawn from various sources, with citations.

  • Enough: Offertory and Benediction

    Enough: Offertory and Benediction

    Five offertory prayers and a unison benediction

  • Enough: Children's Sermon

    Enough: Children's Sermon

    Three options for children's sermons

  • Enough: Call to Worship

    Enough: Call to Worship

    Three options for a call to worship

  • Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

    Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

    We are going to explore what the Bible teaches us about financial management. In small groups we will look at what others have learned by working through financial challenges and watch some informative video clips. Each week we’ll be providing you with some tools you can use to assess your financial situation and develop a financial plan with a biblical foundation. These are important issues that we cannot ignore. I hope you will join me as we look at how we can manage our financial resources and truly experience that God is “Enough.”

  • Enough: Sermons

    Enough: Sermons

    Four scripted sermons and two that are more loosely constructed

Worship

  • Thankful Preaching Resource

    Thankful Preaching Resource

    Breakthrough | Thankful Preaching Resource as of 10.28.20

  • Thankful Worship Resource

    Thankful Worship Resource

    Breakthrough | Thankful Worship Resource as of 10.28.20

  • Deck the Halls Worship Resources

    Deck the Halls Worship Resources

    Breakthrough 2020 | Deck the Halls Worship Resources as of 9.18.2020

  • Deck the Halls Mission and Engagement Ideas

    Deck the Halls Mission and Engagement Ideas

    Breakthrough 2020 | Deck the Halls Mission and Engagement Ideas as of 9.18.2020

  • Greater Than Worship Resources

    Greater Than Worship Resources

    BT | Greater Than Worship Resources as of 10.13

  • Greater Than Small Groups Resource

    Greater Than Small Groups Resource

    BT | Greater Than Small Groups Resource as of 6.15

  • Greater Than Series Overview

    Greater Than Series Overview

    BT | Greater Than Series Overview as of 6.15

  • Greater Than Preaching Resource

    Greater Than Preaching Resource

    BT | Greater Than Preaching Resource as of 10.13

  • Greater Than Dreamcasting

    Greater Than Dreamcasting

    BT | Greater Than Dreamcasting as of 6.15

  • Tips for Improving Online Sermon Delivery

    Tips for Improving Online Sermon Delivery

    Tips for Improving Online Sermon Delivery as of 6.17.2020

  • "Grieving During COVID-19 and Beyond" webinar hosted by GNJ's Sharon Burniston on May 26

    "Grieving During COVID-19 and Beyond" webinar hosted by GNJ's Sharon Burniston on May 26

  • Praise Charts

    Praise Charts

    Thousands of worship leaders and musicians from all around the world have discovered a gold mine of resources at PraiseCharts, ready to download, print and play.

  • UMC Preacher

    UMC Preacher

    This group focuses primarily on resources, ideas and issues related to preaching in The United Methodist Church. Conversations here will often also include United Methodist theology of worship.

  • UMC Music

    UMC Music

    This group focuses primarily on planning and leading music in worship in the United Methodist Church. Conversations include hymns theology, suggestions and articles of interest.

  • UMC Worship

    UMC Worship

    This group focuses primarily on planning and leading worship in The United Methodist Church. Conversations here will often also include United Methodist theology of worship, including our sacramental theology and practice.

  • UMC Book of Worship Collections

    UMC Book of Worship Collections

    Collection of resources from The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992). Congregations and other worshiping or church-related educational communities are free to reproduce these resources for worship and educational purposes provided the copyright statement included at the end of each piece is included in its entirety.

  • HymnCharts.com

    HymnCharts.com

    Musical resources for worship leaders that prefer a blended style.

  • WorshipIdeas.com

    WorshipIdeas.com

    Collection of links to articles, songs and ideas for worship services.

  • Worship Together

    Worship Together

    Resources and reflections for contemporary worship planners.

  • Re:Worship

    Re:Worship

    Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders

  • Ministry Matters – Worship

    Ministry Matters – Worship

    Ministry Matters™ offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, MinistryMatters.com provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders.

  • GBOD-Worship Resources

    GBOD-Worship Resources

    Discipleship Ministries provides worship leaders with quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources for faithful and vital local church worship. We are committed to working with worship and music leaders throughout the church.

Youth and Young People

  • Cultivate College Application

    Cultivate College Application

    Cultivate College Application as of March 1, 2020.

  • Youth, College Age and Camping Ministries: Feb. 2017 Survey Results

    Youth, College Age and Camping Ministries: Feb. 2017 Survey Results

  • Pinelands Center

    Pinelands Center

    Pinelands Center at Mt Misery, a camp & retreat center of the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church, lies on nearly 150 acres of forest in the coastal plains of southern, New Jersey. Nestled in the middle of the historic National Pinelands Reserve, Pinelands Center is surrounded on most sides by cranberry bogs and preserved forestland, including miles of trails in Brendan T. Byrne State Park. We are blessed to play in and learn from Mt Misery Lake, a stream and spring-fed lake and wetland filled with the famously rare plants and animals of the Pine Barrens. Located directly off Route 70, an hour from Philadelphia and less than an hour from the Shore, Pinelands Center is a place set apart—but not too far apart!—by God.

  • IGNITE

    IGNITE

    IGNITE is more than a conference. IGNITE is a movement with a purpose to IGNITE the faith of the next generation of followers of Jesus Christ through life-changing worship, relevant teachings and authentic community.