Here to Serve: Being Church in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Weekly Online Gathering for ELCA Leaders
Wednesdays, 1PM Central

You are invited to join this weekly gathering designed to provide encouragement and support for ELCA leaders across the church and throughout society. Participants will hear topical presentations related to how we are called to be Church in the time of COVID-19, as well as an opportunity to be in small group discussions with an ELCA group coach facilitating the conversation. All of this is designed to help us process our feelings in this strange and fearful time and to create a space where we can each name our next most faithful step forward in our unique context.

You are welcome to share this invitation with any other ELCA leader, rostered or lay. #ELCAChurchTogether #HereToServe

Our guest speakers on May 13 will be Bishop Paul Egensteiner with the Metropolitan New York Synod, Bishop Kristen Kuempel with the Northwestern Intermountain Synod, and Bishop Yehiel Curry with the Metropolitan Chicago Synod. Each will share the unique experience of COVID-19 in their contexts and how they see their people navigating the journey of grief and hope therein.

As an advocate for mutual learning and growth, Bishop Egensteiner “strives to make God the one that people see, and not me,” upholding positive change as the Lutheran Church increases and maintains its inclusive love and care for all of God’s children....Bishop Egensteiner expresses that in “being trustworthy, thoughtful and loving, changes come more easily and with more acceptance. This style leads to the willingness of the community to take greater risks and be more innovative.”

Bishop Kuempel is a passionate supporter of campus and outdoor ministries, believing these are two areas where future faith leaders are born – leaders that will be well-equipped to face the changes that are sweeping across our culture and changing our churches in ways we still don’t entirely understand. She believes that technology is a tool that can be used to create community among vast distances and across various philosophies.

Bishop Curry's life journey informs and influences his apprenticeship model of mentorship which maintains that you should make a friend before you try to make a member because it’s easier to quit on a denomination and harder to quit on a friend.

ELCA Coaching is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Being Church in the Time of COVID-19 - Weekly Gathering for ELCA Leaders
Time: May 13, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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