When I started this ministry, I had three goals in mind:
- Encourage small church leaders
- Equip small churches by finding and creating great resources
- Partner with existing ministries to promote the needs and strengths of small churches
I’ve been doing the first two for almost nine years. Now, for the last couple of years, the third step is becoming a reality. Next week I’ll be speaking at two FREE webinars based on a couple of those burgeoning partnerships. A lot more will be coming very soon.
One webinar (on July 15 at 8pm ET) will be about Reimagining Missions Strategy in the Small/Mid-size Church, in partnership with Compassion International. More on that in my next article.
But today, I want to tell you about another partnership and our first upcoming webinar.
Coming Back Better (July 14 at 2pm ET)
PD Exchange is a monthly online gathering of pastors, sponsored by Purpose Driven Ministries.
For their July webinar I’ll be sharing some of what I’ve learned from small church pastors, educational leaders, and even neurobiology about leading a small church through traumatic times.
Here’s a note about what I’ll be teaching, as taken from the Purpose Driven newsletter.
Leading Through Traumatic Times
You, your leadership team, and everyone in your church have been impacted on multiple levels over the last year. Are you going to pick up where you left off or move forward toward something greater?
Trauma requires healing, and healing is a process. Going through the process well affords us a time of reflection, reconsideration and release, before we begin to renew. If we’re obedient to the process, it will help us come back stronger, healthier and better prepared to usher in the new.
This month’s speaker, Pastor Karl Vaters, is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship. His heart is to help pastors of small churches find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church.
Walk away from PD Exchange ready to:
- Prepare your congregation for the coming years of post-pandemic issues (emotional, spiritual, financial, and more)
- Create an action plan for reopening or releasing ministries and programs
- Minister to church members who have been affected by the trauma