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Webinar: Beyond the Church Door

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Beyond the Church Door

Webinar for pastors and members!

This event was on September 14 and 16 2010.  To view the recording and read about the webinar see below!

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CEUs: No longer available

This webinar provides an introduction to the book and DVD of the same title by Steve Clapp and Fred Bernhard. Participants will learn how to engage the congregation in new practices of servant evangelism, inviting and faith-sharing. Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren partnered with New Life Ministries in the production of this resource.

Webinar Presenters:

BernhardFred Bernhard is a talented workshop leader and consultant, Fred Bernhard brings over 40 years of experience to his work with local congregations and judicatories.  Fred is the co-author of the widely popular books on hospitality (including Widening the Welcome of Your Church and Deep & Wide: Hospitality and the Faithful Church).

Clapp

Steve Clapp is the author of over forty books on congregational life (including Hospitality: Life in a Time of Fear and Sharing Living Water: Evangelism as Caring Friendship) and is the President of Christian Community, a nonprofit organization focused on congregational health. His talent in leading events is well-known across North America.

 

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.