Farming Church at Fernwood Baptist Church Sept 6
Sep
6
9:30 AM09:30

Farming Church at Fernwood Baptist Church Sept 6

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Goal = To cultivate congregational ecosystems wherein mission-congruent progress is thriving (the norm)

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Leading congregations forward into significant, proactive, mission-congruent change is at the heart of effective pastoral and lay ministry in this Postmodern Era. We long for the day when our churches are agile and nimble, able to adjust quickly to contextual circumstances while remaining faithful to the gospel. We want to lead congregations toward relevance in a world who often seems not to care. Our congregations themselves want to adapt to the world in which we find ourselves, extending Christ’s love while being authentic and genuine participants in God’s movement in our world. 

After years of leading churches, consulting, coaching clergy, and otherwise engaging the Christian Movement, Mark Tidsworth writes Farming Church for those helping congregations adapt to the world in which we now live. Farming Church describes the growth environment for change, along with seven key cultivation practices which form the ecosystem for congregational development. 

This Farming Church learning experience focuses on these topics:

•    Describing the congregational ecosystem
•    Learning Adaptive Change theory and practice
•    Eliminating the obstacles to change
•    Avoiding false starts while leading change
•    Increasing readiness: raising the congregational readiness quotient
•    Introduction to the Readiness Indicator: Online inventory assessing readiness for adaptive change
•    Learning the seven key practices of Farming Church for increasing adaptive capacity
•    The leadership roles of clergy and lay leaders in cultivating change
•    Initiating and leading change cultivation ministry in your context

Participants will engage presentations, small group debriefings, videos, individual reflection, and dialogue in this interactive learning experience.


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A SHELTER FOR CONSCIENCE: A COURSE IN BAPTIST HISTORY TAUGHT BY DR. BILL J. LEONARD
May
27
to Jun 1

A SHELTER FOR CONSCIENCE: A COURSE IN BAPTIST HISTORY TAUGHT BY DR. BILL J. LEONARD

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AMERICA’S RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR BAPTISTS AND OTHER DISSENTERS

In the heart of our nation’s birthplace, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond invites you to experience the story of religious freedom. Hear the voices of early Baptist dissenters. Explore sites where liberty became law. Find your part in standing for religious liberty today.

BTSR visiting scholar, Dr. Bill J. Leonard of WakeForest University, is a recognized authority on Baptist history and politics who will lead our exploration and discovery, along with a diverse team of religious liberty experts:

  • Fred Anderson and Nathan Taylor of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society
  • Corey Walker, Dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
  • Brent Walker, Interim President of the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, and former Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

BTSR is the place to learn about religious liberty THEN and NOW!

Learn more at the BTSR website here or download the brochure.

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General Assembly 2018
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

General Assembly 2018

Schedule:

9:00 - 11:00 am – Check-in/register/fellowship time (continental breakfast provided)
10:00 am – BWIM Vespers
11:00 am – Break Out Session 1

12:15 pm – Lunch ($11 Per Person)

1:30 pm – Business Session
3:00 pm – Break Out Session 2
4:15 pm – Break Out Session 3

5:30 pm – Supper ($18 Per Person)

7:00 pm – Worship

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Keynote speakers:

Linda McKinnish Bridges, MBA, PhD
President, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

Eric L. Mathis, PhD
Associate Professor of Music and Worship

Thomas B. Slater, B.A., MTh. M.Div, D.Min., PhD
Professor of New Testament
McAfee School of Theology



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Pay for General Assembly Lunch AND Supper ($29)

Pay for General Assembly Lunch ($11)

Pay for General Assembly Supper ($18)

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