Schedule

Tuesday, September 22nd (all times eastern)

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Acts and Imagination for the 21st Century
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Question and Answer with the speaker

Eric Barreto will present on the Acts of the Apostles. While not a blueprint for a perfect church, Acts contains stories meant to provoke and inspire our imaginations about how God might be present among us in vibrant and unexpected ways. Eric wil explore the relevance of Acts today, asking us to imagine what our call as stewards of the gospel looks like today, and how we can be a relevant, impactful church in the midst of crisis.

Tuesday, September 29th (all times eastern)

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Faith and Financial Well-Being: Shifts in the Spirituality of Stewardship
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Question and Answer with the speaker

In our rapidly shifting culture. how does faith inform our personal stewardship beliefs, values, and assumptions about financial well-being? Bonnie Ives-Marden will explore how our personal spirituality and faith journey impacts our financial well-being – including our relationship with money. Attempts to segregate our financial behaviors from our faith lead to fragmented lives. Cultural idolatry and fear based silence about money which denies the interdependence of our faith and our finances need to be uprooted and transformed. We will explore how four dimensions – History, Power, Freedom, and Courage show up in our faith journey and impact our financial well-being especially amid shifting culture, technology, and economic realities.

Tuesday, October 6th (all times eastern)

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Shifting Congregational Paradigms for Forward Funding
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Question and Answer with the speaker

In a time of cultural and technological upheaval, Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow will help us think through practical and anxiety lowering approaches to building a healthy financial foundation for our churches. For both online and in-person gatherings, we’ll look at rituals and practices that reflect the realities of context and culture as we think about congregational paradigms needed for strong forward-looking funding for ministry.