Adaptive Change – Thursday, August 11 @ 7pm
Churches have been challenged by circumstances well beyond our control in the past couple of years. The changes we’ve gone through in our efforts to be church during a pandemic have been, among other things, frightening, thrilling, invigorating, and frustrating. We’ve all gone through changes. But discerning which changes will be lasting and integrating those changes into our future are important tasks to which we’ve all been called. The change of volatile times can be an opportunity for renewal.
Reshaping Church is a Lilly funded program collaboration between Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Pinnacle Leadership Associates. Some of our region churches have participated in this program that helps provide space and skills for that discernment and integration. This event on Thursday, August 11 will highlight the concept at the core of the program, “Adaptive Change.” We’re calling it Adaptive Change: Responding to Volatile Times. Rev. Dr. Ircel Harrison of Pinnacle Leadership Associates will outline an introduction to the idea, and churches will have the opportunity to share some of the changes they’ve discerned and integrated into their current vision for ministry. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. The goal of the event is for churches to encourage and to be encouraged by one another.
The event will take place on Zoom. You can REGISTER for a link HERE.
Rev. Dr. Ircel Harrison is Coaching Coordinator for Pinnacle Leadership Associates and Supplemental Associate Professor of Missional Theology at Central Seminary (Shawnee, KS). “This is a pivotal time for church,” observes Ircel. “Changes in culture and society provide us not only with challenges but with new opportunities to engage in Kingdom work.” Individuals, congregations, and not-for-profit organizations find Ircel to be an able companion as they engage their ministry contexts. Ircel provides coaching, consulting, and training as a Pinnacle Associate, while also serving as Coaching Coordinator.