The Changing Church Webinar Series is free to all church leaders, members, and advocates. Our weekly panelists come from a variety of denominations and ministry contexts. We seek out those individuals who are creating real solutions to real challenges in their own ministry context, as well as those seasoned leaders who have a demonstrated record of ministering well over time.
|WHEN:||Thursdays 11 AM EST (approx. 40 minutes)|
|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.|
In response to the growing challenges facing Ministers and Congregations, an ecumenical 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.
May 19, 2022 | Jan Edmiston
“How “When Everything Is in Flux: The Relationship Between Judicatories and Their Churches” Learn”
We all know congregations are undergoing tremendous change in response to the tectonic shifts in American church life. We may not be as aware that judicatories – those regional church bodies whose primary mission is to support the congregations within their bounds – are undergoing similarly radical changes. Over the next two weeks, we are inviting two judicatory leaders to reflect on how they are dealing with those two levels of change simultaneously. On May 12, Mary Westfall, Transitional Presbyter for North Central California Presbytery, reflected on how she has led this new presbytery created by the merger of two former ones. On May 19, Jan Edmiston, General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Charlotte and blogger at “A Church for Starving Artists,” will give an east coast perspective on the challenges a changing presbytery faces as it works to help changing churches thrive.
- 3/03/22 – David R. Brubaker (“When the Center Does Not Hold: Leading in an Age of Polarization”)
- 3/10/22 – Ryan Burge (The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going)
- 3/17/22 – Andrew Root (Ministry in a Secular Age- three-volume series)
- 3/24/22- Sarah Johnson (New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington DC)
- 3/31/22 – Mike Glenn (Senior Pastor Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood TN)