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August 2021

Disciples Virtual Gathering workshop

August 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Disciples Virtual Gathering is an opportunity for Disciples to connect, learn, worship, and imagine new ways of gathering as church. Our day together will focus on the covenant we share as Disciples and the promise of Romans 8:38-39 that nothing can separate us from the love of God. The program will consist of bible lectures, educational workshops, and worship service, with invited speakers and presenters focusing on our theme. As a proud sponsor of this virtual event, New Church…

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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

Second Saturday workshops

October 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
$10 – $25

The Northern Lights Region has been hosting "Second Saturday" learning events on Zoom each month where it's explored a variety of topics. Pastor Terrell L McTyer and Wesley King will be presenting two workshops. Hybrid Church: Combining Online and In-Person Communities Creating a hybrid church extends beyond Sunday morning, but bringing online and offline members together is only one step. To align your congregation with digital culture through hybrid experiences, we must find more creative practices than providing a dial-in…

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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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Water the Plants October Prayer Summit

October 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Find fun, faith, and fellowship at October Summit With our virtual Water the Plants Prayer Summits, New Church Ministry has the opportunity to hear from supporters of the new church movement. Led by host and Associate Minister for New Church Strategies Joi Robinson, attendees pray alongside coaches, regional and general ministers, and members of congregations across the United States and Canada. These online gatherings include scripture showers, live musical performances, and testimony from various church planters about how prayer influenced the development of…

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November 2021

Engage with love and justice

November 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Join us for the Love and Justice Gathering this November! Celebrate and ENGAGE Love and Justice Ministries of The United Church of Canada The Church in Mission Unit invites you to celebrate and learn with us about the many love and justice ministries of our church. From November 3-7, the unit is hosting ENGAGE! an online love and justice gathering. Join us to worship, build community, and learn together. Throughout this five-day online event we will: Engage deep spirituality Engage daring justice Engage courageous community Engage bold…

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Theory of Change workshop

November 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm EST

A Theory of Change is your ministry’s story of how you believe change will unfold. Are you planning to change, grow or add a ministry? What impact are you having? How do you know? What difference is your ministry or program making? Learn what your mission is and understand the roles in achieving it. The cornerstone of effective evaluation is a thorough understanding of the program you are trying to evaluate. This workshop will help you break your program or…

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January 2022

Terrell McTyer’s farewell party

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Join us to say goodbye to our Minister of New Church Strategies, Pastor Terrell L. McTyer! Visit the New Church Ministry Facebook page to watch a live send-off filled with tributes and speakers from across the denomination. If Terrell has made an impact on the life of your faith community (and we're sure he has), make sure to leave a comment under the video. Terrell began his work with us in August 2016, as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)…

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April 2022

Trauma-informed Church in Pandemic Recovery

April 27 @ 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 @ 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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