A Time to Inspire! This is a place to come for inspiration! This webinar is about creativity and play; we will engage vulnerability, humility and an openness to the Spirit, while we share ideas that keep our spirits fed in leading and participating in worship. More Info »
During this webinar, we explore changes in technology and projection, explaining some of the system design issues that need to be considered when installing projection in worship spaces. There have been major changes in audio-visual systems over the past few years; computers now depend upon digital connections, all of which need to be considered in the More Info »
This webinar helps preachers, teachers and organizers prepare for Lent, focusing on the year C Revised Common Lectionary. During this season the gospel readings from Luke emphasize Jesus’ prophetic challenge to the authorities, from Caesar to Herod to Pilate. We pay particular attention to the “bookends” of Lent (1st and 6th Sundays), which provide the More Info »
Intergenerational services over the past ten years have developed a volatile reputation. Depending on who you talk to, intergenerational services are: children’s services that adults and older teens endure in order to be supportive; regular services with a praise band and skit instead of scripture; or a free space to do all-things creative and unexpected. More Info »
This webinar will explore the opportunities and issues involved in multi-site worship where multiple churches are joined together in real time on a Sunday morning via videoconferencing to share the worship experience. In a time of congregational transitions, multi-site ministry provides an alternative model for restructuring. Presenter: Randy Boyd
A walk through a Sunday experience at the thriving ministry of Hillhurst United Church, as they host a conversation on what people expect, and what Hillhurst has done to try to meet that need. Find out what Hillhurst has done intentionally that has worked, and who their audience is. Presenters: John Pentland and Joanne Anquist
Once we diversified worship by time. Then we diversified worship by style. Today cutting edge churches are diversifying worship according to mission purpose. If you don't think worship is a form of mission, please don't watch this webinar! Focusing mission targeted worship options is the way innovative church leaders are overcoming "worship wars", and opening More Info »
Entitlement, Expectation and Ecstasy Preparing for Advent is like setting the table for breakfast: we know what to expect. Or do we? Issues of entitlement spring fresh in December. Depression slips over the landscape like North Atlantic fog. In the midst of this, the ecstatic expressions of Zechariah, Mary and Elizabeth – not to mention More Info »
Many churches are facing a decline in membership yet music by Christian artists continue to generate revenue and more and more often Christian bands are "crossing over" into the mainstream. Take for example P.O.D., Switchfoot, The Fray, and Mumford and Sons. There is an ever-growing genre of Christian music that is focussed on Electronic Dance More Info »
Who are the Celts? How, when, and why did Christianity come to the Celtic lands? How has the Celtic view of the structure of the universe influenced theology? How do the Celts view Scripture? How do they view truth? What is the purpose of worship? Where is God located? Join Ivan Gregan in this exploration More Info »
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