The Parish Consultants will offer four Church-During-Pandemic Think Tanks via Zoom in the coming weeks. These free, one-time events will give an opportunity for conversation and cross-fertilization of ideas and strategies among the clergy and lay leadership of the conference. At the end of each session, participants will discern opportunities for further learning, coaching, and/or connection.
Each Think Tank will be held twice: Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm, and Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm.
The Zoom links will be identical for the two days. Contact Barbara Lemmel for more information and to receive the Zoom links.
This session: Creating the Craft of Asking: How can we be confident in asking for money? How can we cultivate donors and financial support in these challenging times?
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 and 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5
Aug. 11 and 12 — Double-Duty Worship: How do we continue a meaningful on-line worship presence while also resuming in-person worship (without burning out or going crazy)?
Tuesday Aug. 11, 11:00-12:30; Wednesday August 12, 7:00-8:30.
Aug. 25 and 26 — Growing the Body of Christ while Apart: How do we nurture the congregation and the connections within our churches while still social distancing?
Tuesday August 25, 11:00-12:30; Wednesday August 26, 7:00-8:30.
Sept. 1 and 2 — Creating Community Connections: How can we cultivate new and stronger connections with the community around our church buildings? How do we meet pandemic and post-pandemic mission needs?
Tuesday September 1, 11:00-12:30; Wednesday September 2, 7:00-8:30.