In May and June, the EPC Smaller Church Network presented a four-part series of webinars, “The Ordinary Church in Extraordinary Times.” Each week’s presentation focused on a key challenge that leaders of smaller churches faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these could become an opportunity for greater ministry impact.
Recordings are available at www.epc.org/smallchurchworkshop. Also included are handouts, notes, and other materials.
Speakers were Zach Eswine, Lead Pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Mo.; Josh Modrzynski, Pastor of Riceville Community Church in Asheville, N.C.; Doug Walker, Pastor of River City Church in DeBary, Fla.; and Roy Yanke, Executive Director of PIR Ministries and a Ruling Elder for Grace Chapel EPC in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Yanke noted that the inspiration for the workshop was the forced cancellation of the EPC’s 2020 Leadership Institute.
“We thought it could be useful to explore and share what many of us in small—what I call ‘ordinary’—churches are learning about ourselves and our churches during this unprecedented time,” Yanke said.
- A Pastoral Approach to Reconnecting
- The Life of the Church—Inside and Out!
- Facing the Financial impact
- The Tech Challenge—Its Use, Purpose, and Value for the Future
The recordings also are posted on the EPC YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/EPChurch80.