Sat, Jan 29|
Leading the Church in Tumultuous Times
A free seminar on church leadership in tumultuous times for all present and potential church leaders—elders, ministers, deacons, small group leaders, and teachers.
Time & Location
Jan 29, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Austin, 11908 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753, USA
About the event
Church leadership has always been a noble but challenging calling. The pandemic has amplified the challenge and revealed even more clearly the need for effective leadership in congregations. This seminar, led by experts in congregational ministry, offers hope, encouragement, and strategies for leaders who are looking for opportunities to strengthen their churches during these tumultuous times. This free seminar is for all present and potential church leaders—elders, ministers, deacons, small group leaders, and teachers.
RSVP to reserve a spot and a lunch.
When: Saturday, January 29, 8:30 to 2:00
What: Theological and practical equipping for church leadership
Where: Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, Austin
For whom: Church leaders, ministers, and elders (present and potential), especially in Central Texas
Dr. Jim Martin is Vice President of Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to this appointment, he served various congregations in Alabama, Missouri, and Texas as a preaching minister for 36 years. Most recently he served the Crestview Church of Christ in Waco, Texas, for 20 years.
After 30 years as a senior minister, Dr. Carson Reed now serves as Vice President for Church Relations, Executive Director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Abilene Christian University.
Dr. Jeremie Beller will speak in lieu of Dr. Harold Shank, who has encountered an unexpected conflict. We look forward to hearing Dr. Shank speak at a future CCS event.
Dr. Beller has served as the congregational minister for Wilshire Church of Christ in Oklahoma City since 2002. Along with local ministry work, Jeremie serves as an adjunct professor of communication for Oklahoma Christian University and as the opinions editor for The Christian Chronicle. He holds an MDiv from Oklahoma Christian University and a PhD in communication and social influence from the University of Oklahoma. Jeremie’s academic work has focused on religion and racism, civil religious discourse, and terror management theory.
8:30- Registration and Coffee
9:00- Jim Martin, “Hope Knows No Defeat: Practices for Strength and Courage”
10:00- Coffee break
10:15- Carson Reed, “Crisis or Opportunity: Framing the Church’s Life and Mission in a New Season”
11:15- CCS presentation
12:30- Jeremie Beller, “"A Voice of Calm: Communicating Peace in Tumultuous Times"”
1:30- Panel discussion