What if one of your greatest mission fields as a church literally encompasses the physical sidewalks right outside the front door of your building? What if your church parking lot presents a tangible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your neighborhood? Your physical place in the neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon. This session will…
Prophetic Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Transformative Role of Business Creativity in a Changing World
In the next 30 years, the population will increase by 2.5 billion people with most of that growth being absorbed by urban areas. This massive growth of our cities will continue to magnify the challenges of poverty, violence, racism, and inequity. How can the church respond in authentic and relevant ways that actually impact our cities and communities? It’s time to reimagine our cities and the role the church can play in launching and engaging prophetic entrepreneurs — those who…
How can a pastor lead his congregation to be faithful political witnesses in our secular age? This webinar seeks to answer that question, exploring the proper relationship between religion and politics, and between the church and state, before going on to show how we as Christians can leverage the Bible’s teachings to give a powerful public witness even from the cultural margins. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided in your confirmation email.) …
In normal times, pastoral leadership is challenging. But in times of crisis, the pressure to lead well can be overwhelming. How do we remain anchored in Christ and personally whole when we face wave upon wave of discouragement?
Over the last few weeks, the array of needs among congregation members have greatly increased. People are worrying about unemployment and looming bills. They feel anxiety about getting sick. And almost everyone is concerned for family and friends, and people who are ill. In many cases, pastors and churches are bearing the weight of caring for people. Join us as we discuss practical ways pastors and churches are embracing their role as frontline care providers.
Many workers are facing a great deal of stress right now. Healthcare workers in particular face a unique strain; working long hours to help contain a global pandemic, in which they themselves are not immune. How can pastors and churches support those in the healthcare field in this unprecedented time? Join us as we host a conversation on how to best support the healthcare workers in our churches and in our cities.
With rapidly rising unemployment, churches are faced with an immediate growing concern. Unemployment has profound implications not only for financial health, but also mental health. This affects not only individuals, but families and communities. What role can churches play to serve those who are unemployed?
When people approach the church for financial assistance, leaders often recommend a developmental approach to benevolence, focusing on long-term, relational support, walking with them from a place of chronic poverty to a place of hope and flourishing. But what happens to that approach when a global pandemic and economic crisis drain our benevolence budgets and more people need help than ever?
Different kinds of workers are experiencing very different realities in the time of COVID- 19. Essential workers, non-essential workers, workers on the frontlines, workers whose hours have been reduced, workers whose work looks very different now... how can the wise pastor shepherd people in such different circumstances?
COVID-19 has turned all of us into entrepreneurs, whether we like it or not, causing us to rethink everything about the way we do church. The pandemic has not only brought challenges, but new possibilities to serve God’s people and our communities. To fully realize these possibilities and join God in his work at this time, we must cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.