Seminars & Trainings

Church and Society offers numerous opportunities for learning and engagement for youth, emerging leaders, universities and seminaries, clergy, and congregational groups in Washington DC and in your communities.

Seminar Program

The United Methodist Seminar Program on National and International Affairs aims to awaken a desire for justice and peace from a perspective of faith through custom-designed seminars for groups.Seminars are open to United Methodists and non-United Methodists alike. They are available year-round. The Seminar Program provides opportunities for groups to explore an issue by:

  • Reflecting theologically
  • Moving from mercy to justice
  • Participating in interactive, experiential exercises
  • Meeting with Congressional Representatives
  • Engaging with local community organizations/activists
  • Creating action plans to take home

The Seminar Program takes place at The United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, next to the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court.

To request a seminar, use this form.

Social Principles Trainings

The Social Principles — what are they and what difference do they make in our spiritual journey and public witness in favor of justice and peace? Workshops can focus on the most relevant issues in church and society.

Young Adult Clergy Forum

Each year Church and Society invites Young Clergy in the United Methodist Church below the age of 35 to Washington, D.C. to:

  • Connect young clergy with the critical ministry of Church and Society
  • Provide a forum to share knowledge and experience with one another
  • Create bridges for future ministry collaboration
  • Build relationships with other young clergy from across the United Methodist connection

For information on the next Young Adult Clergy Forum, please visit our events page.

If you have questions or would like to find out more about these educational opportunities; please email: