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Church Revitalization Webinar

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Roger ShenkJoin Roger Shenk for "Befriending a New Vision," a candid discussion about leading an established church through a renewal process without dishonoring the past or the people who still find meaning in it.

Relevant topics will include the roles of prayer and preaching, befriending new people who question doctrines with which we identify, helping people navigate the fears of displacement, and the principle of "the Fridge."

Roger is pastor of Bahia Vista Mennonite Church in Sarasota, Florida, a sixty-year-old congregation that is taking bold yet thoughtful steps to revitalize its approach to ministry. Today the church is growing and befriending people of all ages with the love of Christ through community, worship, and service.

Webinar Dates (repeated--content is the same):

  •  Tuesday, September 27, 2011 — 3:30-5:00 pm Eastern/12:30-2:00 pm Pacific
  •  Thursday, September 29, 2011 — 8:00-9:30 pm Eastern/5:00-6:30 pm Pacific

CEUs:      0.1 for live session only — offered by Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Link to Login:      www.brethren.org/webcasts

For more information, contact:
    
Stan Dueck, Director of Transforming Practices
     Church of the Brethren
     717-335-3226
     sdueck@brethren.org

Larry Taylor
(MDiv Connections)

LarryOriginally, I was ordained to ministry by the Lewiston Church of the Brethren (Minn.) and later went on to earn a PhD in psychology, and am now a third year Master of Divinity (MDiv) student at Bethany. Having been a church planter for several decades, a Bible college director for a half-dozen years, and a pastoral psychotherapist for a lengthy season, I felt attracted to explore the possibility of hospital chaplaincy because of the challenges afforded me in Bethany's ministry formation classes, which were the catalyst to deeper understanding, broader theological reflection, and openness to the call of God.