April 30, 2020
Two online events today explore ministry in the midst of COVID-19*
Coronavirus at the Crossroads of Faith and Science
Thursday, April 30, 12:00 PM (ET):  The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry will sponsor an online   discussion titled “ Coronavirus at the Crossroads of Faith and Science. ” Watch it live on the  GBHEM YouTube Channel .  It is also available through   Zoom .

This will be GBHEM E-Resources’ first live e-panel discussion: GBHEM General Secretary Rev. Greg Bergquist will moderate. The panel will feature:
Dr. James E.K. Hildreth , President of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and one the foremost U.S. experts on infectious diseases; and 
Professor Randy L. Maddox , William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School and a globally renowned theologian and Wesleyan scholar.
The State of the Church:  You’re Not Alone
Thursday, April 30, 3:00 PM  (ET): The new reality of people staying at home has forced church leaders to reexamine what it means to be church and how to pastor their communities. With the majority of Americans continuing to support the limiting of gatherings to 10 or fewer, this new reality has quickly become a new normal.

After surveying more than 1,000 church leaders about the impact COVID-19 is having on their ministries and communities, we found that many are challenged in the same ways. In this first webinar, researcher Mark McPeak will go over the survey’s finding, with a focus on the top concerns that most leaders identified:

How do we provide virtual and digital worship services?

How do we stay connected and in relationship as a community?

How do I communicate effectively when there are so many tools available?

How do I pastor remotely?

How will this affect our church work financially and what creative ways can help us overcome these financial burdens?

Join host Lisa Yebuah and panelists Justin Coleman, Mary Louise McCullough, and DJ del Rosario as they discuss these challenges with Mark and give hope and ideas for thriving through them

This event is offered by Amplify,  a unit of Cokesbury, is a multi‐ media  platform that delivers high quality, searchable content with an emphasis on Wesleyan perspectives for church‐wide, group, or individual use LEARN MORE   REGISTER   for this event.

*NOTE: We learned of these two events from their sponsors on Wednesday.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church
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