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2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 7

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 7

May 28, 2021

"How our identity in Christ, leading change, and overcoming barriers can lead to revitalization," Session 7 of the 2020-2021 EPC Church Revitalization Workshop hosted on April 28, 2021, by Doug Resler, Senior Pastor of Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Parker, Colorado.

Panelists are:

• Bryn MacPhail, Senior Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk in Nassau, Bahamas.
• Mike Wright, Pastor of Littleton Christian Church in Littleton, Colorado.

The Jeremiah Journal - May 2021

The Jeremiah Journal - May 2021

May 13, 2021

In the May 2021 (and final) edition of The Jeremiah Journal, Jeff Jeremiah reflects on his 15 years as EPC Stated Clerk, and thanks a number of individuals and groups he has served with. Jeff is retiring as Stated Clerk following the 41st General Assembly in June 2021.

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 6

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 6

April 29, 2021

"The Revitalization of the Congregation (Part 2: Revitalization Through Worship)," Session 6 of the 2020-2021 EPC Church Revitalization Workshop hosted on April 28, 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.
• Mike Wright, Pastor of Littleton Christian Church in Denver, Colorado.

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 5

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 5

March 25, 2021

"The Revitalization of the Congregation (Part 1)," Session 5 of the 2020-2021 EPC Church Revitalization Workshop hosted on March 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.

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 4

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 4

March 10, 2021

"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.

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 3

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 3

March 10, 2021

"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.

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 2

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 2

March 10, 2021

"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.

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 1

2020 Small Church Workshop, Session 1

March 10, 2021

"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.

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 4

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 4

March 2, 2021

"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.

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 3

2020-2021 Church Revitalization Workshop, Session 3

March 2, 2021

"The Revitalization of the Session (Part 1)," Session 3 of the 2020-2021 EPC Church Revitalization Workshop hosted on January 27, 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.

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