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Conversations for this ministry moment

If you’re a leader in today’s church you know everything’s changing and changing fast. This change has been accelerated by Covid-19.

Change is so rapid and unpredictable that most leaders are focused on the present ministry moment hoping to stay afloat while also having a missional impact in the here and now.

You are invited to monthly “Church Now” Conversations focused on the ministry moment. These Zoom gatherings are scheduled for every second Thursday from June through December, 2020 (excluding July) beginning at 11 a.m. (ET). Presenters will be Christian thinkers and leaders like Ed Stetzer, Kara Powell, Tod Bolsinger, Lisa Sharon Harper and Richard Mouw who will share keen insights into what they are observing and anticipating, so we can respond thoughtfully in our own contexts.

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Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Thurs, December 10 2020 11am (ET)

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and the author of Prophetic Lament (A Commentary on the book of Lamentations from IVP Books, 2015); The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody, 2010); and co-author of Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016), Forgive Us (Zondervan, 2014), and Unsettling Truths (IVP Books, 2019).

Soong-Chan received his B.A. in Political Science and History/Sociology from Columbia University, his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, his Th.M. from Harvard University, his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Duke University.

Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context.

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Ed Stetzer 

Thurs, June 11 2020 11am (ET)
Watch and read notes HERE.

Kara Powell

Thurs, August. 13, 2020
Watch and read notes HERE.

Richard Mouw

Thurs, September 10 2020
Watch and read notes HERE.

Tod Bolsinger

Thurs, October 8 2020
Watch and read notes HERE.

Lisa Sharon Harper

Thurs, November 12 11am (ET)


Who can participate in these conversations?

All congregational leaders seeking to navigate new ministry realities.

What is Church Now Conversations?

Church Now Conversations are interactive webinars taught by some of the best Christian thinkers in N.A. as they discuss their perspective on how the church can best live into her unique calling in unusual times.

Where is Church Now Conversations?

Each webinar will be hosted online using ZOOM. You may register at no cost any time prior to the webinar then log in 5 minutes prior to the scheduled gathering. Once registered, we will email you a link to connect to the conversation.

When are the Church Now Conversations?

The second Thursday of every month June-December, 2020 beginning at 11 a.m. ET. During the first hour there will be an engaging interactive presentation. An optional second hour allows participants to join in smaller cohorts to discuss the content of the presentation.

Who is providing the Church Now Conversations?

Sponsors of these Zoom gatherings include Vibrant Congregations, Center for Church Renewal, Luminex, Healthy Church Discernment Process, Resonate Global Mission, Holland Classis RCA , Classis Holland CRC, and Pillar Church.

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