“Everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new.”

All of us are learning what life looks like as we worship and serve during a global pandemic. Already we are wondering what of this new way of being we will take with us into a faithful and creative future as the pandemic subsides.

How can we avoid the pitfalls of going back to “normal”? How will we do this work sustainably, exercising care and kindness toward ourselves and others? How do we — as the church — move from survival mode to one of thriving, even as the situation around us is devastatingly challenging?

These and other ideas will be considered during a six-week cohort group that NEXT Church will offer from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (ET) the second and fourth Thursday of each month starting May 14. The cost is $300 per person, with a sliding scale available. Be in touch with Jessica Tate (revjetate@gmail.com) for options. Access the online registration form below.

The program is being offered in conjunction with MaryAnn McKibben Dana, a pastor, speak and associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation. The group will work with adaptive leadership tools, design thinking and improvisation. Participants will learn from each other, develop individual goals and plans, and support one another in a spirit of accountability.

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