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Preparing for a Post-COVID world (PRG Team Webinar)
August 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Post-Covid Re-entry Group (PRG) invites all clergy, lay leaders, and PRG team members to join our next webinar on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Featured Speaker – The Rev. Rachel Gilmore
Most churches have an annual back to church campaign that launches each fall to energize and regather the congregation after the slower summer season. This global pandemic has changed the way we do church and this fall, we need to re-launch in remarkably different ways. Join us in August for a relaunch webinar where we’ll look at guiding principles as we plan for the fall, the new teams we need to have in place and how we can find margins in the midst of all of this for much-needed self-care after an exhausting year!
Registration link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mPVkv-FGQr6Q9GWFEfTg2g
The Rev. Rachel Gilmore is an elder in the Virginia Conference and planted The Gathering at Scott Memorial UMC in Virginia Beach, serving there from 2009-2019. In 2019 she accepted the position of Director of Recruiting, Training and Assessing for lay and clergy church planters in the United Methodist Church. Rachel and her husband, Rev. Brandon Gilmore, are now the pastors at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Phoenix, Arizona where they are creating a new faith community while revitalizing the existing congregation. In 2021 Rachel will be a founding member of Intersect: a Co-Planting Network. She will also continue to serve on the Advisory Council for United Theological Seminary’s Fresh Expressions House of Studies and lead the Mosaix Today with Rachel and Mark podcast on multiethnic and financially sustainable models of church. She is the author of Expanding the Expedition Reach with Missional Communities (Marketsquare, 2021) and Voices of Christmas (Marketsquare, 2021). Rachel is also a contributor to Launching a New Worship Community: a Practical Guide for the 2020s (Upper Room, 2021). Her story is also featured in Ready, Set, Plant (Upper Room, 2021) and From Franchise to Local Dive: Multiplying your Church by Developing your Contextual Flavor (Marketsquare, 2020).