Webinars are $20 per connection. Participate as a group by sharing one connection for $20 – organize a learning team!
Questions? Contact Pacfic Western Region Congregational Life Staff Jonipher Kwong: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Ministry 3.0: Being Present in an Age of Disconnect
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM Pacific Time
Presenter: Eric Bliss
This webinar will explore what Mark Ostreicher from Youth Ministry Specialists calls “contextualization.” In other words, in a present day ripe with splintered youth cultures—where being popular is not the ideal, and instead belonging is, how do we meet youth where they are and serve their spiritual needs in a way that respects the journey and the youth on it? Come learn and grow as we explore these issues with other educators from across the West and beyond.
Generosity in All Things: Actions for Daily Congregational Life
Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM Pacific Time
Presenters: Rev. Jan Christian & Kay Crider
The PWR’s theme for this year is Generosity in All Things. Join the PWR’s Rev. Jan Christian and PWR liaison Kay Crider from Stewardship for Us to explore how you can infuse this concept into your congregation. We’ll look at praise and gratitude, assumption of good faith around process, attentive listening, mentorship and embracing change all through the lens of generosity. Get energized about living out your mission and vision through generous enhancement of the well being of your church community.
Stewarding Beloved Community Beyond Your Walls
Monday, November 16, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM Pacific Time
Presenters: Rev. Deborah Holder & Kay Crider
Join us to learn about successful strategies for building beloved community beyond the walls of your congregation. The PWR’s Rev. Deborah Holder and PWR liaison Kay Crider from Stewardship for Us will co-facilitate an interactive webinar to share ways congregations can work together within our denomination and with the larger interfaith community on mission-centered outreach. We’ll start with some concrete practices around restorative and compassionate community, explore social change as ministry in the context of a faith community, share success stories, and provide information about funding mechanisms. For an overview of the concept of beloved community, see www.bethelove.net as an introduction to the framework that we’ll apply to collaboration and outreach.