Mini Workshop on Practical Technology for Rural Churches

On March 18, 2021 participants gathered for a workshop discussing helping churches with their online worship amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our two workshop facilitators, Rev. Martin Dawson and Peter Chynoweth led participants through inexpensive possibilities for adapting worship while in-person services are not possible. To view plenary reflections and the reflection by Martin Dawson pleaseContinue reading “Mini Workshop on Practical Technology for Rural Churches”

Ashes & Resurrection: How Covid days are Shaping us for Newness

With help from Rev Dr. Catherine Smith, participants discussed challenges and opportunities experienced while being the Church during COVID-19 and how this time is shaping us for newness. Catherine Smith is the initiator of Rural Routes through the Holy, Governance as Spiritual Practice, Pausing Together Gatherings and Table Church. Rev. Dr. Catherine Smith is captivatedContinue reading “Ashes & Resurrection: How Covid days are Shaping us for Newness”

Grief Online Workshop

This workshop was facilitated by author Donna Mann, who writes a blog at grieveandgrow.blog. ‘Grieve and Grow’ is a well-used title, but it’s also a process. Actual grieving translates into growth and understanding. Donna’s encouragement to people over the last twenty years as she speaks about grief was to write and read about it, talkContinue reading “Grief Online Workshop”

Coming Together While Apart: Being Church During COVID-19

This workshop took place on September 23rd, 2020 followed by a second offering on September 29, 2020. With help from Dr. Marvin Anderson, participants discussed challenges and opportunities experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to being the Church. Marvin L. Anderson, Ph.D. is a theologian and consultant at large on congregational renewal andContinue reading “Coming Together While Apart: Being Church During COVID-19”