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The Black Church is a force for good, especially when it is empowered together. But how can ministry leaders work collaboratively in this unique moment in history? Rev. Lia McIntosh, author of Blank Slate and Church/School/Community, teaches you how to wipe the slate clean and imagine community engagement in a fresh way.
Grief is a tricky topic, but it’s one we don’t have to navigate alone. Offering support is a community effort that can be intentionally fostered. Rev. David and Elaine Howlett offer an introduction to building a supportive community around grief for local church pastors and laity.
In a time of uncertainty, we can maximize our mission’s impact when we lean in and embrace risk. Nationally known speaker, Melanie Lockwood Herman, Esq., teaches how to identify, reflect on and take action on some of the biggest risks to your mission – from the fracture of the denomination to the aging and shrinking of church membership.
Bishop Robert Farr preaches on Genesis 12:1-9 and 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and the promise of God's mission. The scripture is read within the sermon and does not need to be read by a liturgist. (23:30 min. run time)
The Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch preaches on God's kingdom coming through the apocalyptic text of Revelation 1:1-5; 22:12-13 with reference to the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord’s Prayer and the Battle of Yorktown. The kingdom coming may be good news for some of us. It may bring judgment for more of us. But in that judgement, which leads to justice, we may also experience the love and joy of following Christ wholeheartedly. (15:02 min. run time)
Rev. Nate Berneking preaches on Luke 12:15-31 (NRSV) and asks questions of our place in the ordered world. Through the gift of Mary Oliver's poetry, the parable of the rich farmer, and discussion around care for the land, Rev. Berneking offers a way of experiencing generosity and living abundantly. (18:24 min. run time)