A webinar focused on the short- and long-term impacts of pastoring through a pandemic will take place on Sept. 1 at noon central time.
The webinar is being produced jointly by Three Minute Ministry Mentor and Good Faith Media. Founder and host of 3MMM, Eileen Campbell-Reed, conducted research for 21 months with over 100 clergy and lay leaders. She will present findings of the report in the webinar.
“The declaration of a global pandemic in March 2020 threw clergy and laity leading the church into a long season of unprecedented challenges. There were no mentors, no playbooks, and no one further along the path. Every decision was new and complicated,” Campbell-Reed said.
“I believe it’s crucial for people who care about the church to understand these complex challenges, personal and communal grief, as well as resilience and grace that went into leading churches through multiple pandemics,” she said. “The #PandemicPastoring Report brings to light these complex realities and shares firsthand accounts of how pastors and lay leaders lived and led through the times. I’m inspired by their stories, and I hope this report will help guide people towards having important conversations that move more church leaders with more grace into the world as it has changed since March 2020.”
The webinar will also feature stories shared first-hand by ministers who experienced challenges, grief, resilience and grace in their ministries since March 2020.
“The church is still discovering how the global pandemic changed the ethos of her existence. For the next several decades, and possibly centuries, the church will look back on this moment. When they do, they will see a distinct change,” said GFM CEO Mitch Randall. “Eileen Campbell-Reed and her colleagues at Three Minute Ministry Mentor will provide significant insight and research on how clergy navigated the dark and stormy days of a global pandemic. This webinar is a must for anyone considering how the church will survive and thrive post-pandemic.”
The webinar is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.
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