Your South Georgia Conference staff is working hard this new year to bring even more helpful resources to you and your local church. Was 2020 a hard year? Yes! Did it provide opportunities for local churches to evaluate their local church ministries? Yes! The pandemic has presented an opportunity for innovation, exploration, and experimentation - in lots of areas. The following opportunities will help equip and empower pastors, church staff, and church leadership to learn and grow together as you respond in new and exciting ways.
Coming up this month:
Connectional Ministries: Both/And Event - Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences for Online & In-person Audiences (January 12)
As churches envision new opportunities for both online and in-person ministry, the BOTH/AND webinar is in high demand and will be coming exclusively to South Georgia on Tuesday, Jan. 12. This 2-hour live Zoom webinar, led by Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions, will delve into strategies for creating powerful transformative worship where no one feels like they’re an afterthought for both online and in-person audiences. It will explore:
Questions: Contact Allison Lindsey (email@example.com).
Congregational Development: This and That Think Tank & Grant Opportunity
Hand in hand with the BOTH/AND webinar is the This and That ministry opportunity. If your church is already engaged in hybrid ministry or has a desire to dip your toe into the water and you need some help, funding, or guidance, the Office of Congregational Ministries wants to partner with you in hybrid ministry.
Congregations in South Georgia are invited to apply to participate in a This and That Think Tank set for Feb. 19-20 to begin developing models for effective hybrid ministry in their context. Upon completing the Think Tank, churches may submit a grant request for funding for their ministry to Congregational Development. In addition to the financial grants, congregations selected will also be given a technical coach who will help them successfully implement their ministry plan.
Click here to learn more and apply by January 31.
Connectional Ministries: Leadership Training
Also coming online in January will be video trainings to help equip local church leaders in their ministry roles:
Ministerial Services: Strengths Coaching
In the local church it’s important to explore and discover what individuals naturally do best and develop these strengths to reach their full potential. There are tools to help you do this!
Jay Harris is now a certified coach who can help clergy and laity discover their unique combination of strengths. Strengths Coaching combines the insights of CliftonStrengths assessment with Appreciative Inquiry. Offered in three to six sessions at no cost to participants, Strengths Coaching is a great resource for both individuals and teams to learn the uniqueness of each member as well as how those combined strengths can work effectively together.
Click here to learn more or join Jay January 28 at noon for a “Conversation at the Table” Zoom webinar to learn about this leadership development opportunity. Register here.
Questions: Contact Jay Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org).