Online learning opportunities begin Wednesday, October 2 at 7 pm pacific time with Rev. Tera Little introducing a three-part series on “Worship for Small Congregations.” She’ll present an overview of worship theory and provide helpful tips on weaving imagery and symbolism into your liturgical elements, as well as pointers for including participatory elements that won’t feel alienating to visitors.
The following week on Wednesday October 9, Rev. Matthew Crary, focuses on the use of technology in its many forms in worship that smaller congregations can benefit from and manage on their budgets.
Rounding out the series is the third webinar on Wednesday October 30, led by Rev. Wendy Bartel, who will share ways that even small congregations can enjoy more robust and inspirational music.
In addition, the popular, “Good News in Youth Ministry” series is back with it’s first offering on Wednesday October 16 during the day at 2 pm pacific time. Religious Educator, Ashley Johnson, will explore the topic of “Congregational Safety” in a time of rising mass violence in our culture, helping participants find what is needed to broach this important topic in ways that ultimately lead to finding unique solutions grounded in fact, compassion, and faith.
Addressing another topic of importance to all congregations is being in right relationship with people who have disabilities. In this webinar, “The Difficulty of Being Just: Including People with Disabilities in Congregational Life,” on Wednesday October 23 at 7 pm, Mark Bernstein, Growth Development Consultant, will guide participants to examine attitudes and practices toward people with disabilities and will offer strategies for greater acceptance and inclusion.
Fees: Each webinar is $15. You are encouraged to participate with your congregational learning team by sharing one connection for a fee of $15. Webinars that have low enrollment 48 hours in advance of the webinar may be cancelled, so please register early.
Please don’t let the fee stop you from participating. Email Lori Ragona at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of a fee waiver for a webinar.