COVID-19 forced church leaders to respond to a global crisis in the blink of an eye. In a moment with little information and much uncertainty, churches reinvented nearly every aspect of church. This moment has ignited imagination, created collaborations, launched experiments, and dreamed of new possibilities as the heroic efforts of leaders continue to lead ministry. The response to these challenges has been great, but there comes a time when responding is no sufficient. If the church is going to live into a new reality, it will need to pivot.
Pivot invites church leaders to use the disruptive moment of COVID-19 to reimagine how they think about church, ministry, and leadership. Each week three veteran church leaders wrestle with making spiritual sense of this time, name how the Christian faith is a resource for navigating this moment in history, offer ideas on how church leaders can pivot toward the emerging future, and suggest practices for engaging others in this work.
Pivot is co-sponsored by LEAD and Faith+Lead.
June 16th, 2020 | 23 mins 35 secs
christian community, church, community, online church, pastoral leadership
Community, whether online or in-person, is all about engagement. Real community is also about communication and vulnerability. Let's imagine what that can look like.
June 9th, 2020 | 23 mins 5 secs
Lament is a language that changes how we communicate with God. Lament powerfully expresses complex feelings and situations.
June 5th, 2020 | 25 mins 44 secs
There are many responses to loss. The killing of George Floyd includes grief that expresses itself in acts like protesting, giving, and listening. In the middle of loss, what can we do to address racism?
June 2nd, 2020 | 23 mins 37 secs
The basic contours of what it means to do ministry are gone. Our congregations miss much of community life. How do we engage the various layers of loss.
May 27th, 2020 | 20 mins 58 secs
What does it mean to pivot? How can Christian leaders help their congregations and organizations respond to times of chaos and crisis–faithfully and effectively?