We have now completed our fall lineup of webinars on Innovation. To view a recording of any of our past webinars, check out our Past Webinars page. We are now actively adding webinars for our spring theme, Living in Community across Differences, and our summer series, Practical Matters. Keep checking back for updates, or sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page to receive alerts.
Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism
with Carolyn Helsel
Wednesday, February 13
In this webinar, Helsel takes a storytelling approach to describe the challenges and gifts that come from hearing and telling stories about racism. Part of the struggle involves remaining compassionate towards ourselves through the journey, and strengthening our “emotional muscles” to better bear one another’s burdens. Drawing from language of spiritual practices, Helsel deepens our capacity for tough conversations and points to how to have these conversations with others.
The Rev. Dr. Carolyn B. Helsel is the author of Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism (Chalice Press: 2018) and Preaching about Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders (Chalice Press: 2018). Her work helps people of faith, particularly white people, to have conversations about race by attending to emotions and honoring the experiences of those present. Helsel teaches preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
I am a Pastor, Not a Fundraiser!
with Tracey Appling
In this webinar, you will:
- Learn fundamental fundraising techniques that can positively impact your stewardship campaign.
- Understand the importance of creating a culture that encourages year-round tithing.
- Discover the importance of the Pastor’s role in successful fundraising.
Dr. Tracy Appling has more than 20 years of fundraising experience with large and small nonprofits, and higher education institutions. As a professor at N.C. State University, Dr. Appling teaches fundraising to students interested in pursuing careers in the public sector field. At her United Methodist Church, she serves as the Stewardship Chairperson and helps develop and implement the annual stewardship campaign.
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