Webinars

April 2018

Glory in the Ordinary

Presenter: Courtney Reissig
April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Many people who fill your church’s pews each week work long hours under stressful conditions. They begin each week with a long list of mundane tasks, and are often placed in situations where no easy answers or solutions exist. Success is not indicated by measurable means, and they don’t get paid a dime for any of it. When we talk about the intersection of faith and work, the conversation is often limited to the things we get paid to do.…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

June 2018

How Your Church Can Address the Root Causes of Poverty

Presenter: Marlo Fox
June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Many followers of Jesus agree that the church should play a role in addressing poverty, both globally and locally. But we often don’t know how to do this effectively. In our efforts to help without hurting, we can sometimes feel paralyzed. How do we understand the physical, emotional, and relational challenges faced by those in poverty? What practices can we employ to help others reach their full potential? How can a church leverage its resources in a way that helps…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

July 2018

Making Flourishing Disciples: Wholeness, Calling and Daily Work

Presenter: Charlie Self
July 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

What does a flourishing disciple look like? How do we measure whether our discipleship strategies are effective? And what role does our daily work play in contributing both to the flourishing of individuals and communities? Join us for this webinar as we explore a revolution in discipleship: moving from programs to outcomes, from tasks to transformation. We will learn about the five dimensions of human wholeness, the integration of a disciple's vocations and occupations, and the paradoxical grace of commissioning…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

August 2018

Flourishing in Ministry: How to Care for the Flock without Losing your Soul

Presenter: Chris Adams
August 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Every profession has certain vocational hazards. The pastorate is no exception. Pastors frequently report a sense of isolation, exhaustion, and feelings of failure. They often spend their time taking care of others and find it difficult to care for themselves. The shifting expectations of congregants and the relentless demands of weekly sermon preparation can weigh on a pastor’s shoulders, and depression rates of clergy members is on the rise. In this current climate of the pastoral role, what does it…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

September 2018

Christians at Work: New Insights on the Integration of Faith and Work

Presenter: David Kinnaman
September 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Most people want their jobs to produce passion, not just a paycheck. For Christians, this search for meaningful employment goes even deeper, driven by the idea that God gives each person specific gifts to do … something. Finding that “something” can feel especially difficult in our rapidly changing world and workplaces. The church has a huge opportunity to help people discern and live out their callings — which is why Barna has embarked on an initiative focused on vocation, beginning…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

November 2018

Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

Presenter: Tod Bolsinger
November 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

One of the most difficult aspects of pastoral leadership is navigating change. This is especially true when the change leads us off the map of our experience into unknown territory. As pastors begin to embrace a theology of faith, work, and economic wisdom, it will require that we navigate change: from Sunday to Monday, from centralized power to the priesthood of all believers, from inward focus to outward mission. But how can churches navigate these changes into uncharted territory? Join…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Discipling Workers for the New Gig Economy: Vocational Formation in a Changing World of Work

Presenter: Michaela O'Donnell Long
November 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

In a changing workforce, many men and women are working less for corporations in what's coming to be known as a "gig economy." This shift in the workforce raises new questions about what we need to equip workers for success. We need creativity, confidence, and resiliency, or, in other words, an entrepreneurial posture. Join Michaela O'Donnell Long as she talks about four practices that people in this new workforce will need to succeed: empathy, imagination, risk-taking, and reflection. Communities that…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

March 2019

The Park Bench and the Parish: Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

April 2019

Prophetic Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Transformative Role of Business Creativity in a Changing World

Presenter: Justin Beene
April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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…

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:

May 2019

The Pastor and the Public Square: Political Witness in a Secular Age

Presenter: Bruce Ashford
May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

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.)  …

Suggested Donation
Find out more »
Event Categories:
+ Export Events