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We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church
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This event recurs Every 2 days from Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to Thursday, August 12, 2021

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After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.
 
As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, there are many questions, such as:
  • Who will return and who will stay home?  How do we stay connected with everyone?
  • What digital communities do we want to keep and nurture? What resources will that require?
  • How do we grow relationships with the new people who found us online this past year?
  • What resources will both our congregants and our leaders need?
  • After this past year, what do people expect from churches?
 
Join us in this new webinar series as pastors, small-group leaders, and digital experts discuss how church leaders can help their congregations and communities continue to grow spiritually, whether online or in person.
 
Episode 1 – Staying Connected: How Small Groups Will Refresh and Nurture Your Church Online and In Person This Fall – Airs Tuesday, August 10th @ 1:00 pm CT
 
Episode 2 – Honest Conversations and Practical Solutions: What Leaders Must Consider – Airs Thursday, August 12th @ 1:00 pm CT
 
Host: Ryan Dunn, Minister of Online Engagement, United Methodist Communications, Nashville, Tennessee

Panelists:
  • Rev. Brandon Baxter, Coordinator of Spiritual Formation and Associate Pastor, West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Bill Gray, Director of Grow Ministries, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, Virginia
  • Melanie Hill, Adult Discipleship Director, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, Kansas
  • Micheal Pope, Lay Leader, The California Nevada Conference of the UMC, West Sacramento, California