Being Church in the Time of COVID-19: FREE Virtual Offerings Hosted by ELCA Coaching Ministry

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Greetings, ELCA Leaders. We pray you are each well and finding the solid ground of Christ in this time of fear and confusion.

Last week, we hosted an opportunity for faith leaders across the country to gather online. Our template included a time of welcome and centering in scripture, a short presentation on a specific topic related to being church in this unique time, an opportunity to join small group conversation in breakout rooms, followed by a gathering back into the large group for a short debrief and closing prayer.

This was well-received, and over the course of the 3 days, we hosted approximately 300 leaders in this virtual space! (Note: we intend to post recordings of the presentations and follow-up documents on our website:

We intend to continue offering regular opportunities to gather online to receive support and check-in with one another. We will shape the format based on the needs we are hearing from our leaders. This is meant to be a space where you can bring your fears, questions, experience and HOPE – trusting that God is with us and will equip us in “such a time as this.”

Over the next 2 weeks, here are the gatherings we are offering:

Topic: Being Church in the Time of COVID-19 - Weekly Meeting for ELCA Leaders

Wednesday, March 25 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Sharing Our Grief and Our Hope with One Another As Leaders

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Sharing Our Grief and Our Hope with Those We Serve

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Click here to learn more about our guest speaker, Don Eisenhauer, with Coaching at End of Life:

Please join us knowing the discussion is not meant to be seen as the place that holds all the answers, but IS meant to be a safe -- and even brave -- space where we can bring the truth of our situation, our fears, and our hopes as we figure out the next most faithful step we can take.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” -- 2Corinthians 1: 3-4

Please contact Jill Beverlin, ELCA Coordinator of Coaching, with any questions: | (920) 209-1933

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