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Faithful Adaptation: Connecting Your People

Ben McDonald Coltvet Coronavirus, Innovate Faithfully 1 Comment

On Thursday, March 19, Luther Seminary’s Faith+Lead Learning Lab hosted the first in a series of Faithful Adaptation Webinars.

Thanks to all who participated in the first-ever Faithful Adaptation webinar, hosted on Luther Seminary’s Faith+Lead Learning Lab.

Twice a week, for the next several weeks, Faith+Lead will host a space where you can connect with ministry peers to discuss your needs, your challenges, your learnings–and most importantly, where God is showing up in the midst of this very real disruption.

The webinar focused on “Connecting Your People.” It was amazing to connect with leaders from around the continent and to join in prayer, God’s Word, listening to one other, and learning more about how to connect with your people in this time.

The next webinar will be Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. (Central), focused on Holy Week worship and ideas, and the webinar series will continue each Tuesday and Thursday for the next several weeks.



Session 1 presenters Ben McDonald Coltvet (Luther Seminary) and Pastor Joy McDonald Coltvet (Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota) shared their experience and insights gained in the last week at Christ on Capitol Hill. They discussed hosting worship online in a variety of modes (Facebook Live, Zoom, Facebook Watch Party), and also talked about the opportunities of gathering people to build community (including coffee hour and game night) in this time of physical distancing.

Online Worship Tips

If you have another resource to suggest, please add it in the comments below with a brief word about how this resource has been useful in your context.

And, of course, there’s the continual reminder to practice good self-care. Read Taking care of yourself as a pastor in a time of crisis by Emily McQuillan on The Faith+Leader blog.

Help us Shape Future Sessions

Finally, we’d love your input for planning upcoming sessions. Please participate in the Slido poll and indicate the topics that interest you most. You can also suggest topics by clicking on the Q&A tab at the top of the page and type in (or vote for) the topic that’s most pressing for you.

Thanks for participating in this ongoing learning opportunity!

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  1. Thank you so much for making these available to everyone and at anytime. It is such a gift to listen and reflect on my own schedule.

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