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Using the assets we have: Innovation in ministry


A webinar that names some of the challenges that face the church and explores how we can innovate to meet them.

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60-minute webinar with Q&A
March 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. EST
On-demand replay will be available

Join Outlook Editor/Publisher Teri McDowell Ott in a conversation with Mark Elsdon, an entrepreneur, nonprofit executive, author and speaker who focuses on the intersection of money and meaning. His latest book is We Aren’t Broke: Uncovering Hidden Resources for Mission and Ministry.

In this webinar, participants will explore the narrative of scarcity infiltrating churches and related institutions — and how the church’s future requires us to recognize the assets we have and use them creatively. There will be a brief presentation and a Q&A with those in attendance. The webinar will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend live.

There are many problems facing modern churches. Attendance is down, giving is declining, churches are closing, and buildings are being sold at increasing rates. On top of this, the church is tasked with responding to complex problems such as climate change, White supremacy and the wealth gap. Many churches are struggling to respond to all these challenges and remain relevant. We try to do more with less, but we are left feeling tired and powerless.

Mark and Teri will discuss these problems, and elaborate on how there is still a hope and future for the church. By God’s grace, we can use the assets we have to help our communities and bring God’s love into the world. We have much and there’s much to do.

What do I get when I order?

When you order today, you will receive a recording of the webinar.

What is the price?

We ask that you pay $10 for individual viewing and $20 if the recording is going to be viewed by a group. If your group is larger than 25, please email for pricing.

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