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Virtual Office Hours: 2021 Special Edition

 

Connect virtually in this space to ask questions, explore ideas, hear responses and share resources about managing your congregation and your ministry’s response to this pandemic. Look for appearances from a variety of Moravian and other ministry leaders.

2021 Monthly Virtual Office Hours: Special Edition

June

NO More Hard Copies and REPLY-ALL Emails: Leading and Learning Collaboratively
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 1:00- 2:00 PM ET

If you’re looking for more effective ways to get ministry done in your church, then pay close attention to the tips we’ll reveal in June’s special edition office hours! Especially in this post-pandemic world, collaboration is now easier than ever. We’ll share tips and tools that will result in better communication and collaboration for your team of volunteers, staff, and clergy. If you’re ready to really get organized and eliminate the struggles related to communication in your faith community, join us on June 23.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting! (No registration is needed, just click the link on May 19th to join the meeting directly.)

July

TBD


Previous Virtual Office Hours

April

Planning for Both/And Worship (Recording Posted Soon)

As we begin to slowly move back into our buildings, what can worship look like? How can we be sure we’re providing an experience that resonates with those who join us onsite and those who are online? Bring your ideas, best practices, and questions as we chat with folks from congregations trying a new thing!

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May

What do Moravians believe? An Introduction to the New Catechism
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET

What do Christians in the Moravian Church believe? What do candidates for confirmation and church membership affirm? May’s Virtual Office Hours feature Rt. Rev Sam Gray, Rt. Rev. Blair Couch, Rev. Staci Marese-Wheeler, and other members of the Interprovincial Faith & Order Commission as they introduce the newly-updated Catechism for the Moravian Church in America.

Beth Hayes, Director of Congregational Resources & Ministries, and Marie Couts, Director of Christian Education will also be present to share a few ideas for creative instruction of this new resource as well as ideas for confirmation in this new, (nearly) post-pandemic world.

Over the centuries, the Christian church has instructed potential members (new or those ready to confirm their faith) through the use of scripture and catechisms. These catechisms are summarized expositions of the doctrine of the church.