Wednesday, September 23, 2020
11:00 AM EST
This Fall colleges and universities around the country face the challenges of inviting students to campus and returning to instruction safely. Some have opted for online only instruction, others have delayed their move in dates and start dates, some have restricted access to campus while others have tried to operate as close to business as usual as they reasonably can. Some who have opened are now shutting back down and sending students home.
In these unprecedented times our local congregational leaders find themselves in a unique predicament – many of the students they expected to be away at school, are still around, at home and in the community. So, What Now?
During this webinar we will:
- Share practical guidance for ministers who are used to sending their college students away, and now find that they’re back home
- Encourage compassion for students, parents and ministers - acknowledging the strain and fatigue caused by this significant interruption
- Embrace the opportunity to take risks and experiment with new expressions of ministry
Our students are dealing with a lot right now. So are those who are called to minister to them. As we pray that God’s grace would cover each of us in this time, we also encourage one another as we work together to continue in the mission that God has called us to.
This one-hour webinar is for all those who minister alongside students and their families.
The Kairos Initiative of the BGAV equips young adult ministers who develop leaders to pursue a life of mission.
Eli has been serving at HBC as Minister of Spiritual Formation since March of 2016. She enjoys creativity in ministry and in all aspects of life and like the rest of the world is working to find out how we can be the church in these challenging times. We must come together and share what has been working for us as well as ways we can help one another continue to serve God and our communities in the living of even these days.
Minister of Spiritual Formation
Harrisonburg Baptist Church, Harrisonburg, VA
Minister of Students
Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
Ben Brown is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He holds a Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and a Masters in Patient Counseling from VCU, as well is a graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. At Second, Ben guides youth and their families in the sacred space that is spiritual formation and student ministry. He believes that God calls all students, and God has a plan for each of them. Ben is passionate about developing student leaders and giving students new opportunities to see God working in their everyday lives. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary and researching healthy church praxis.