The Post-Covid Re-entry Group (PRG) continues to find ways to assist local churches in their effort to relaunch!
Connecting with local churches through webinar format is most effective. Therefore, PRG is hosting a monthly Wednesday afternoon webinar series, which is recorded and posted on the website for future viewing for church leaders who are not able to attend afternoon sessions.
See previous webinar recordings and information at bottom of page.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1-2:30 p.m.
Bringing Hope to the World – Preparing for Advent
Advent is a time to present hope to the world. Immanuel, Christ with us, brings hope to the lost and weary. How is your church preparing for Advent? We will invite other churches to share their Advent plans, as we also listen to the conversation between the Rev. John Obang and the Rev. Tony Arnold of their experience of ‘Online Discipling.’
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uYX4x_qRSVGC96oA0ooXZg
Sept. 29 Webinar - A Time to Heal; Preparing for our churches to heal & All Saints Sunday
Sept. 8 Webinar - How ‘Simple Church’ can help in Relaunching
Evaluation & CEU Request Form https://forms.gle/vkKcP4AsHiy87HsW9
- Simple Church – Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown
- Move: What 1,000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth – Greg L. Hawkings & Cally Parkinson
Sept. 1 Webinar - What does Relaunch Mean for the Small Church?
Aug. 25 Webinar - Preparing for a Post-COVID World
Special Training on September 25, 2021
A conversation with pastors and deacons who have started impactful ministries over the past year on the following platforms: TikTok, podcasts, self-made apps, Geneva Chat, Twitch, Discord, Mighty Networks, Facebook Groups as a separate faith community and hashtag movements, along with looking more deeply at the theology of digital ministry and the reality of parasocial relationships.
•Stovall UMC- Radcliffe, KY- 57 AWA before covid- over 100 worship each week online with more in person: https://www.facebook.com/StovallUMC
•Two Rivers Church- Charleston, SC- 81 before worship now 200-400 in online worship
•Epworth UMC- Worcester, MA- 55 before covid- 70 worship live stream plus in-person attendance https://www.facebook.com/epworthworcester/
•North Olmsted UMC- North Olmsted, OH- 86 before covid and over 400 watched their first service, still averaging over 100 views. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vs0N1NDz1B2P97rpvNAyg/videos
•https://www.umc.org/en/content/where-to-worship-online for ideas on churches continuing online worship…