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Information and inspiration from the EPC Office of the General Assembly

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Information and inspiration from the EPC Office of the General Assembly

    2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 5

    2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 5

    "The Revitalization of the Congregation (Part 1)," Session 5 of the 2020-2021 EPC Church Revitalization Workshop hosted on February 24, 2021, by Doug Resler, Senior Pastor of Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Parker, Colorado. Panelists are:
    • John Mabray, Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Louisiana.• Bryn MacPhail, Senior Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk in Nassau, Bahamas.

    • 52 min
    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 4

    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 4

    "The Tech Challenge—Its Use, Purpose, and Value for the Future," led by Josh Modrzynski, Pastor of Riceville Valley Community Church in Asheville, North Carolina.
    The inability to meet in person has forced all of us into new territory. This discussion addresses the challenges, successes, and failures of relying (or not relying) on technology to worship, teach, and connect. Our big question to grapple with: “How will technology shape our future ministry—the possibilities and cautions?”
    Session 4 of a four-part webinar held May-June 2020. The series focused on a key challenge EPC churches have faced over the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how each could become an opportunity for greater ministry impact. Each presentation was led by EPC pastor who are themselves small (ordinary) church practitioners.
    Presented by the EPC Smaller Church Network.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 3

    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 3

    "Facing the Financial Impact," led by Doug Walker, Pastor of River City Church in DeBary, Florida.
    The economic impact of the pandemic has not passed the church by. This session explores what that impact looks like, as well as what the future might hold. Also addressed is the importance of deciding how to assess options and how to measure church vitality, as well as the impact on the pastoral role going forward.
    Session 3 of a four-part webinar held May-June 2020. The series focused on a key challenge EPC churches have faced over the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how each could become an opportunity for greater ministry impact. Each presentation was led by EPC pastor who are themselves small (ordinary) church practitioners.
    Presented by the EPC Smaller Church Network.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 2

    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 2

    "The Life of the Church—Inside and Out!" led by Roy Yanke, Executive Director of PIR Ministries in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
    This segment engages with church family life and connection—how it has grown or lessened—during the pandemic. Questions like “Has the value of meeting physically become more apparent?” “Where have we seen opportunities beyond our walls to impact our communities?” and “Has our sense of doing important and significant work increased?” inform the discussion.
    Session 2 of a four-part webinar held May-June 2020. The series focused on a key challenge EPC churches have faced over the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how each could become an opportunity for greater ministry impact. Each presentation was led by EPC pastor who are themselves small (ordinary) church practitioners.
    Presented by the EPC Smaller Church Network.

    • 40 min
    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 1

    2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 1

    "A Pastoral Approach to Reconnecting," led by Zach Eswine, Lead Pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri.
    As leaders—Teaching and Ruling Elders together—called to shepherd the flock, this presentation examines the spiritual and emotional impact of the pandemic on our people, on us as leaders, and the teaching opportunities this presents. We also look at what we have discovered about working together as a Session to navigate the challenges.
    Session 1 of a four-part webinar held May-June 2020. The series focused on a key challenge EPC churches have faced over the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how each could become an opportunity for greater ministry impact. Each presentation was led by EPC pastor who are themselves small (ordinary) church practitioners.
    Presented by the EPC Smaller Church Network.

    • 48 min
    2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 4

    2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 4

    "The Revitalization of the Session (Part 2)," Session 4 of the 2020-2021 EPC Church Revitalization Workshop hosted on February 24, 2021, by Doug Resler, Senior Pastor of Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Parker, Colorado. Panelists are:
    • John Mabray, Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Louisiana.• Bryn MacPhail, Senior Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk in Nassau, Bahamas.• Mike Wright, Pastor of Littleton Christian Church in Littleton, Colorado.

    • 45 min

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