Hybrid Ministry in a Post-Pandemic Church

Luther Seminary

Whether you’re high-tech, low-tech, or no-tech whatsoever, it’s nearly impossible to miss the shift that’s taking place in our culture. Curiosity is on the rise. Participation is sparking creativity and connection. For the first time ever, digital technology is shaping our values. Our churches need the capacity and will to engage with a changing culture—one …
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Christian Mindfulness and Pandemic Life

Calvin Theological Seminary

This course provides an introduction to mindfulness within a Christian perspective, applying the practice to the context of the Covid-10 pandemic and other current events. Participants will be expected to engage in reading, writing, discussion, and mindfulness practice. INSTRUCTED BY: Irene Kraegel, Director, Center for Counseling and Wellness, Calvin University | Author, The Mindful Christian …
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Creating Congregations of Belonging for People of All Abilities

Calvin Theological Seminary

People with Down syndrome, autism, ADHD, learning differences, dementia, medical challenges, and other differences of ability are treasured by God and should be treasured in every church. This online course provides the framework and practical tools to shape a congregation where people of varying abilities and disabilities can participate and belong. INSTRUCTED BY: John. D. …
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Embodied Discipleship in a World That Has Gone Virtual

Calvin Theological Seminary

As Christians and congregations are both racing to find new rhythms of life and worship during this pandemic, essential aspects of discipleship and corporate worship are surfacing. At the congregational level, church leaders are working hard to find ways of serving their communities amidst an enormous and unexpected decentralization and digitization of church gatherings. In …
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Building Community Through Music

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

How can we integrate music into small group or home church experiences? Let’s find out together! We’ll explore a broad palette of possibilities, reflect on our gifts, try out integrating musical activities in a group session, and develop a personal theology of how music enriches these spaces. This three-week learning module is part of our …
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Family Faith Formation

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Faith formation most sustainably happens as part of normal family life.  Our most committed families prior to the pandemic were only in parish formation programming once a week, most far less than that.  The challenges of a post-COVID life have caused us to be even more concerned that families may not return to regular gathered …
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Greening the Creed in Epiphany

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Is caring for earth something for tree-huggers and environmentalists?  Or is it something deeply woven into Christian faith? This class taking place during Epiphany looks at the Apostles Creed as a spiritual resource – and as an inspiration to care for the earth.  This class offers an opportunity for everyday Christians to dig deeper into …
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Faith Development in Community

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Designed for Vestry leaders, Shaped by Faith Teams and congregations, and clergy.  Attendance and membership numbers give us some good information about our congregations, but they’re not the whole story. Faith Development in Community offers a lens to help us see all the different ways people are engaging with and being fed by what our …
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Calvin Symposium on Worship, 2022

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Join this livestream conference, with several in-person sessions as we are able, sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching, located at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Page updated on 10/13/2021. Registration and schedule information Join our email list for monthly “Calvin Symposium on …
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Flourishing in Ministry: A Circle of Trust® Experience for Ministry Leaders: Cohort #3 (formerly Maryland)

This is an invitation to step away from your daily work to explore your inner life, to reconnect with your calling and passion, and to join a global movement that believes that leadership begins from the heart of who you are. This is a different kind of leader development program. There are no assessments, instruments, …
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