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April 2020

Create and Continue Community Connection from your Couch

April 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

New Church Hacks: Season 2, Episode 2 Faith leaders have their hands full trying to figure out new ways of being church together in this season of social distancing. Congregations may also be looking for safe, innovative ways to respond to unprecedented needs in the community. What does it mean to “love your neighbor” in the midst of a pandemic and shutdown? This webinar offers suggestions for how places of worship can foster a feeling of community and care for…

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June 2020

Manage Change like a Champ

June 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Successfully managing a period of change takes art, intuition, skill, strong listening, effective communication, and spiritual discernment. When done correctly, change management can help a leader gain respect and loyalty. Done poorly, it can have adverse effects on the organization and its people. Managing change is often daunting to oversee, especially during challenging circumstances. These hacks will help you adjust to change by working with your team to create and execute imaginative plans. Learn to: Launch major transformation efforts to…

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July 2020

16 Action-Hacks to Attack Racism

July 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Anti-racism webinar

People are suffering. How can the church show that it is listening? How do we exercise Biblical justice as Disciples of Christ? There are some practices that leaders, congregations, and organizations can adopt to eradicate systemic racism. The Bible is clear that all people are made in God’s image. Racism and oppression are against the heart of God, who does not tolerate injustice. You can courageously and radically transform your church and community into an active force for justice and…

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September 2020

Explore the Enneagram

September 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Enneagram personality type

The Enneagram is a personality type theory that argues nine different personality types exist in the world. It's time to discover why it’s an effective tool to implement within organizations, ministries, and workplaces. Bringing the Enneagram as a tool to use within your church increases the quality of communication among your team members. The Enneagram’s surge in popularity among Christians has spawned an increased demand for resources from spiritual seekers hoping to identify and explore their personality types. In response,…

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October 2020

Webinar: Secure a Firm Financial Foundation

October 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Building a budget, eliminating debt, and investing your savings will help your community of faith build a solid financial foundation for long-term success. What simple but significant changes could revolutionize giving at your church? In this New Church Hacks episode, we will: Discover how vision clarity gives your stewardship lifeLearn how generous leadership draws followersConstruct pillars for financial successUnderstand the spiritual relationship between scarcity and abundanceCelebrate what you have, not what you don’t The episode’s featured guests included Belinda King, the…

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September 2021

A Dozen Hacks for Digital Disciple-Making

September 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The rise of social media and digital platforms has opened up a whole new world of virtual discipleship possibilities. Because digital discipleship is still relatively new, you may find that you lack the necessary understanding to make disciples of Jesus Christ via virtual platforms effectively. This New Church Hacks episode will teach you how to develop in-demand digital media abilities that can be used for the glory of God:  Make digital discipleship a central part of your church’s ministry approachProvide…

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October 2021

Crucial Hacks to Decolonize Your Church

October 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Season 3, Episode 4 In recent years, the term "decolonization" has entered popular vocabulary, drawing attention to the role of religious organizations in gentrification and the history of colonial oppression. This subject is complex and frequently fraught with contradicting ideas about defining religious ideals, colonialism, and its victims. How can congregations uphold their standards while actively combating social injustice? In this New Church Hacks episode, we unpacked these ideas and: Focused on anti-racism as an approach to church development and…

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April 2022

Trauma-informed Church in Pandemic Recovery

April 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Season 4, Episode 1 These past few years have been very strenuous for our whole community. With issues on top of the pandemic such as police violence, the threat of war, and other collective traumatic experiences, the need to not only understand how trauma affects an individual's spirit but how to walk alongside those who are experiencing the responses to trauma is crucial in today's age. The term ‘Trauma Informed Ministry’ is becoming more commonplace for congregations. Utilizing the work from the field of…

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July 2022

Navigating Grief in Children and Youth Ministry

July 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Season 4, Episode 2 Our young people have been through a lot of compound grief in the last several years. Between school shootings and other forms of mass gun violence, racial injustice, and the ever-growing climate crisis, the youth in our communities are feeling the stresses of our society on top of a global pandemic that has killed over 6 million people. How do you minister to them during this time? In this New Church Hacks episode, our panellists will explore tangible ways…

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November 2022

Creating Best Practices for Creation Care

November 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Hurricanes. Floods. Heatwaves. Our world is experiencing an increased amount of these natural disasters because of rising temperatures. What can Disciples do to address climate change and be responsible stewards of the environment? Learn the answer to this question and much more with host and Transitional Minister of New Church Strategies, Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, at New Church Ministry’s New Church Hacks webinar. Panellists David Bell is the Minister for Indigenous Justice at the Center for Indigenous Ministries (DOC). In this…

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