Take a Pulse - - - on YOUR church’s vitality
Rev. David Schoen
Evangelism Team Leader, Local Church Ministries
The communities our churches serve today are very different than the world in which many of us grew up. Come hear the latest thinking about why and how to reach out to people in an increasingly pluralistic and unchurched world. Experience some of the resources available through the UCC’s StillSpeaking Initiative and the Congregational Vitality Initiative, resources that you can take home to make an immediate difference in your church’s ministry.
Step into a whole new world: the multicultural church
Rev. Eric H. F. Law
Kaleidoscope Institute, and author of The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, The Bush was Blazing but not Consumed, and numerous other books and articles about the theology and practice of multiculturalism.
The cultural diversity in many of our communities is increasing rapidly, and yet most of our churches serve only one cultural group within their community. Eric will help us begin to understand some of the assumptions and attitudes which worked for our churches a decade or two ago, but will need to be re-thought for churches to remain viable in the future.
411 - - - Web Sites that Invite
Webmaster, Cathedral of Hope, Dallas TX
As recently as 5 years ago, church web sites were simple and inexpensive ways to advertise, but little more. In the last few years, web sites have become the principal way new people find churches, where communities of like-minded people can gather, and relationships are formed around common interests. Today, even a small church’s web site is potentially a powerful communication tool that is interactive, engaging, and geographically unlimited. Come to hear learn how your web site can become the focus of a whole new ministry team at your church, with the possibility of transforming everything from your newsletter to how you connect with people interested in your church’s ministries.