Online Learning

April 2020

Relationship Building During Times of Crisis – The Scattered Church (Richmond and Hampton Roads)

Presenters: Pastor Natalie Chamberlain, Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House, Pastor Justin House
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us, Hampton Roads and Richmond Made To Flourish City Networks, as we have a discussion with Pastor Justin House (Richmond,Va.), Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House (Hampton, Va) and Pastor Natalie Chamberlain (Newport News, Va) as we talk about "Relationship Building During Times of Crisis". How do we "manage" the Scattered Church. What does community look like when we have turned the lights off, locked the doors and their is no more socialization within the context of the institutional Church.

Will "social distancing" erode the institutional gathered church and perpetuate a smaller relational scattered church since people are now communicating and caring for one another without direct pastoral oversight. Will these informal networks and groups become formalized based on needs and desires that were previously unknown?

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Faith and Work in Economic Crisis (Columbus)

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Zoom (online), United States

Unprecedented economic times call for strategic, proactive actions to ensure long-term impact. Please join us for a complimentary enlightening conversation with some veterans of economic downturns to learn steps you can take now to help endure the pandemic.

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Church Economics Virtual Book Study (Los Angeles)

April 16
Zoom (online), United States

Many pastors don’t need reminding that churches are facing major financial changes. Church attendance is in decline, and church giving is in exponentially more decline. Church leaders have primarily responded to this by managing the decline as much as they can within traditional church infrastructure. Churches have decreased staff size and hours, and taken on campaigns to increase attendance and giving. Mark DeYmaz, pastor and author, recently led a gathering alongside Dan Davidson at Rose City Church, challenging churches to rethink the model entirely.

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Pastoring Consultants Well (Atlanta)

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Zoom (online), United States

Join MTF Atlanta for this virtual learning opportunity. Hear from a panel of consultants about the unique challenges and opportunities for Christians in this demanding line of work and to discuss together how pastors and churches can care for and equip believers in this strategic professional space.

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