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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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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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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Building on Abundance in Indigenous Communities

Coady International Institute (The)

Applications for this course are open to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit participants residing in Canada only.  This five-week online course will introduce you to Indigenous principles and practices for community work that build upon strengths and assets for action. We offer you an open and safe space to learn from one another’s lived experiences …
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Climate Change Basics for Community Resilience

Coady International Institute (The)

Climate change is the most pressing global issue of our time. How humans have historically lived, played, and dreamed is changing. The impact of climate change is felt in every issue facing humanity: health, finance, security, migration, water supply, sanitation, food security, agriculture, and gender to name several. Given the integration of climate into every …
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Advancing Women’s Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding for Community Development

Coady International Institute (The)

This course is open to all self-identifying women It is designed to advance understandings of conflict, security, and peace for women’s leadership in a changing world. In this course, we explicitly emphasize women’s experiences, roles, knowledge, opportunities, and barriers in security, conflict transformation, and peace building –particularly in community and organizational spaces. Using a gender …
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So You Want to Facilitate the Mission Action Plan Process…

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

Creating a parish mission action plan is about intentional listening for the Spirit, prayer, engagement with parishioners, and a willingness to risk a bit. The plan, which is completed in four one-hour gatherings, is comprised of two to three initiatives in three areas: Adult Faith Formation, Changing Parish Culture, and Community Engagement. Leaders for each …
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Developmental Evaluation for Social Impact

Coady International Institute (The)

Developmental Evaluation is an exciting approach to evaluation that enables social innovators, policy and program managers, and community leaders to design, monitor, and adapt social change initiatives in complex and uncertain environments. In this course, you will be introduced to Developmental Evaluation (DE) through an interactive learning approach that models adult learning principles. Using asynchronous …
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Women’s Leadership for Community Development

Coady International Institute (The)

Local women leaders are dealing with the big issues of our day, especially in addressing persistent and deep-rooted inequalities.  This online program will provide inspiration for women around the world (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) to enhance their leadership capacities for citizen-led community-driven development and create spaces for social change to occur. The 7-week program will focus …
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