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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).


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 Wollam-Berens
(MDiv Connections)

MattIsaiah 55:1-3
"Everyone who thirsts,
come to the water . . .
Why spend your money
for what is not bread,
and your labor for that
which does not satisfy?"

For me, discovering Bethany was like finding a stream of living water in the desert. Jesus walked out of the desert after being baptized by his cousin John and proclaimed, "Reform your lives, the Kingdom of God is here!" And then he called his first disciples. He did not first make them recite a creed, he did not give them dogma, or theology. He simply said, "Follow me."