Upcoming Training

Join us for these training opportunities or contact us

about setting up training of your own!

These webinars are provided by CEM free of cost to you, but to get your link to join the seminar you must register!

Some of our events occur on location, others are online webinars. Webinars are recorded and posted on this website under training.

Do you need further information? Call Judi Hodges at 864-233-2491


Meet us online

May 9th at 7:00 pm

Mrs. Rebecca Maney

DIRECTOR of Children's Ministry

First ARP of Gastonia, NC

Rebecca has been a member of First ARP since 1980. She is now serving on the staff for a second time. A graduate of Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee; she majored in Christian Education. The first nineteen years of ministry were focused on Christian Education. After returning to our staff in January 2005, she now concentrates on Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th grade). She is married with 2 children.

"Partnering with Parents"

The church family is committed to the support of parents as they raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Yet in God's perfect plan, parents and the family home are always the primary disciplers of their children.

Becca will share with us her experience and the methods and programs that she has implemented with her ministry team to support, encourage and equip parents in their most important task.

Event is free but Register here!


Meet us online

May 18th at 7:00 PM

(date pending final approval)

Event is free but Register here!

Rev. Matt Joldersma, Rev. Mackay Smith and his wife Rachel, and Youth Leader Zach Simmons report on the incredible experience of seeing teens empowered to do compassionate ministry in their local community. Hear about their Stay-At-Home summer camp experience with the Care Center in Lake Wales lead by Rob Quam, and find out how you could bring it home to your local church.

ONLINE WEBINAR: "A PRIMER IN POLITY" with Rev. Patrick Malphrus

Meet us online!

May 23rd, at 7:00 PM

Event is free but Register here!

Synod is coming up!

Whether you need some basic refreshment or are new to the crew, learn from Rev. Patrick Malphrus how Presbyterian government is structured and what all those confusing terms mean when the gavel sounds and meetings are conducted.