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The Scattered Church

 

Theological Reflections and Practical Resources for Online or In-Person Ministry

Welcome to the landing page for The Scattered Church. We’re glad you’re here.

The offices that make up the Office of Theology, Formation, and Evangelism ministry area have worked to gather resources to help congregational and new worshiping community leaders consider both theological and practical resources that provide shape and grounding for our efforts to answer the call of Christ to the Church in this moment. The resources here are designed for those who are seeking faithful and creative ways to gather as communities of witness online and in person.

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Webinars

Scattered Church Webinars on Evangelism

A series of five webinars hosted by the ministry areas of Theology, Formation & Evangelism. Each conversation features guests discussing aspects of Evangelism in the 21st Century.

Conversation with the Directors of Theology, Formation & Evangelism
Ray Jones & Kathryn Threadgill in conversation with Bryce Wiebe, Alonzo Johnson, Flo Barbee-Watkins, Brian Coulter on evangelism in our current context.

Watch Video: English | Spanish | Korean

Conversation with Christian Formation
Stephanie Fritz in conversation with Matt Shick (CedarKirk Camp & Conference Center), Jessie
Light-Wells (UKirk SMU), and Kathryn Campbell (Pastor & APCE) on teaching and evangelism.

Watch Video: English | Spanish | Korean

Conversation with 1001 New Worshiping Communities and Vital Congregations
Nikki Collins & Carlton Johnson in conversation with Jon Mathieu, Katie Kinnison, and Reggie Avant, on evangelism through the lens of addressing harm & trauma caused by the church.

Watch Video: English | Spanish

Conversation with Theology & Worship
Barry Ensign-George in conversation with William Brown (Columbia Theological Seminary) and Donghyun Jeong (Austin Theological Presbyterian Seminary) on less common Biblical texts for evangelism.with Jon Mathieu, Katie Kinnison, and Reggie Avant, on evangelism through the
lens of addressing harm & trauma caused by the church.

Watch Video: English | Spanish

Conversation with Presbyterian Youth & Triennium
Gina Yeager-Buckley and Mark Yaconelli discuss Storytelling as Radical Hospitality in evangelism for Youth & Young Adults.

Watch Video: English | Spanish
Handout: Jesus Moments

Webinars on Worship

Webinars offering an overview of producing online worship services and considerations for sustaining this online presence as we gather in person again.

Empowering and Sustaining Online Worship
Producing Online Worship

Quicksheets

Theological reflections and discernment questions for leaders who are evaluating the virtual gathering methods available to us.

Engaging in New Modes of Ministry | Discerning New Modes of Ministry

How to Start a Prayer Group | Worship Books and Intergenerational Ministry

This is My Song | Making Music in the Meantime

Resources for Church and Community Growth

Additional resources that may help your community grow as disciples even though we are scattered as a church.

Resources

Faith Practices Toolkit Sampler

The Office of Christian Formation engaged a group of writers to create a toolkit for faith practices that will be released in summer 2020. The completed toolkit will provide scriptural… Read more »
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