TLC: Talk, Listen Connect: Fall 2021-Winter 2022

We Shall Be Changed: Conversations for Leaders in the Post Pandemic Church

IMEC is offering five opportunities for conversation using the book We Shall Be Changed: Questions For the Post Pandemic Church edited by Mark D.W. Edington. Click here for a short excerpt in PDF prepared by Church Publishing.

As Edington points out in his introduction, two viruses changed life in the past year and a half.  The deadly COVID 19 respiratory virus resulted in untold death, fear and isolation. The virus of racism became front page news when George Floyd said “I can’t breathe. “ Edington describes these events as “two simultaneous pandemics linked by the deprivation of breath.” (p. xi)

The TLC group will follow the format designed by Edington to look at five areas of particular concern to the Post Pandemic Church. For each zoom meeting, participants may choose to read a short essay written from differing perspectives and voices that respond to the conversation topic. Or, participants may participate in the TLC group without having read an essay. 

TLC will meet on zoom for one hour on the second Thursday of the month – October through March (omitting December) at 1:00 pm Eastern time.

Click here to Register for the TLC and receive a zoom invitation.

October 14:     Distancing and Deepening  

November 11  Liturgy and Longing

December        no meeting

January 13      Hard Choices and Helpful Hands

February 10    Inequality, Marginalization and Renewal

March 10        Leadership—Challenge and Change

Here’s a link to scribd.com to review the book using the 30 day free trial if you are not already a subscriber:https://www.scribd.com/book/479355240/We-Shall-Be-Changed-Questions-for-the-Post-Pandemic-Church