Webinar: The Changing Church
In response to the growing challenges facing Christians and Churches, a collaboration of organizations that focus on church health is working together to offer practical content to help congregations be the Church in the midst of a changing world. The Center for Healthy Churches, The Church Network, The Presbyterian Foundation, Baptist News Global, Truett Seminary, Pneumatrix, Uptick, Ministering to Ministers, Gardner-Webb University, The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, and the Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership at Belmont University together will offer a weekly webinar that will equip ministers and the congregations they lead.
WHEN: Thursday 11 AM EST (approximately 40 minutes).
WHERE: Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/9797655080)
PANELISTS: Leadership: Content Experts for each webinar
AUDIENCE: Ministers in local congregations
WHAT: Content will focus on responding and adapting to the practical needs of churches and ministers in the 21st Century.
New 6 Week Series: Sustaining Joy in Congregational Ministry
Time: Thursday, May 6th, 11am EST/10 CST
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/9797655080
Kick off Week: Panelists
1. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell joined Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in fall 2019 as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. Prior to joining the faculty at Baylor University, she was an Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, working on the Theology of Joy and the Good Life Project, and a lecturer in Divinity and Humanities at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is an ordained pastor with 14 years of ministry experience. Dr. Gorrell is passionate about finding issues that matter to people and shining the light of the Gospel on them. She is the author of always on: practicing faith in a new media landscape and a new book, The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found, which shares findings of the joy project while addressing America’s opioid and suicide crises. Dr. Gorrell’s expertise is in the areas of theology and contemporary culture, education and formation, meaning-making, joy, new media, and youth and emerging adults. Dr. Gorrell regularly consults, speaks, and leads workshops and retreats on her research and areas of expertise. You can reach her at Angela_Gorrell@baylor.edu
2. Dr. Bill Wilson founded The Center for Healthy Churches in January of 2014. This followed his service as President of the Center for Congregational Health at Wake Forest Baptist Health since 2009. Previously he was Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dalton, Georgia, where he served since 2003. He brings over 33 years of local church ministry experience to CHC, having served as pastor in two churches in Virginia (Farmville BC and FBC Waynesboro) and on a church staff in South Carolina. Bill has led each of the churches he has served into a time of significant growth and expansion of ministry. He is the director of The Center for Healthy Churches. You can reach him at BillW@chchurches.org