COVID-19 Conversation Summaries

11-17-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

PDF FileTopics:

  • Here we go again—Positivity Rate Soars​
  • Recommendations of the Presbytery​
  • Recommendations of the Hive​
  • How time is “mushy right now”​
  • The Stories of Covid
11-10-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Tropical Storm – How did you fair?
  • Honest talk about what just happened here
  • Oh the Numbers – worst week yet with COVID cases
11-3-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Presbytery Assembly November 14
  • Boy Scouts Bankruptcy—what to do if a troop ever met in the church
  • In the face of tension and division – In the Church and beyond
  • Gayle King: “It’s no wonder a lot of people are on edge.”
  • Where we find ourselves – rising tensions
  • How we respond?
    • Foundational Understandings
    • Following the Lectionary – Joshua and Matthew
10-27-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Holy Days, Seasons, Festivals, and Holidays Idea Summit
    • October 27 at Tuesday Together
    • Exchange of Materials
  • What is the main thing/s to keep in mind & hold in heart
    • All Saints’ Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Advent
    • Nativity/Christmas
10-20-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Holy Days, Seasons, Festivals, and Holidays Idea Summit
    • October 27 at Tuesday Together
    • Exchange of Materials
  • Reformation Sunday – On Change as the Way Forward
    • Reality check on return to Jerusalem
    • Enduring shifts posts COVID
  • Vibrant Together: Vital Worship – Workshop One Part 2
    • What are the Vital Signs
    • Taking the Pulse of our Worship
10-13-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • PPP Forgiveness application needs to be completed
    • Almost all churches qualify to do the EZ form
  • Vibrant Together: Vital Worship – Workshop One
    • What are the Vital Signs
    • Taking the Pulse of our Worship
10-6-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Applying Liminality to Tropical Florida and this “season”
  • Threats
    • Anxiety, Disorientation, Denial, Shifting Power Dynamics, The Emergence of Tricksters
  • What Great Listeners Actually Do
  • PTF churches: Rates for Re-Starting In-Person
9-29-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • DeSantis and the News Headlines
  • Implications for Churches and Resuming In-Person gatherings
  • What of grenades like “hoax” and “socialism”
  • When the fence is down…
  • Applying Liminality to Tropical Florida and this “season”
9-22-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Applying Liminality to Tropical Florida and this “season”
  • Opportunities
    • Communitas, Innovation, Rediscovery of Core, Cultivating Collective Wisdom
  • The Discernment of Ezra
9-15-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Purposeful Action during COVID-19
    • Fostering Experiments
    • Embracing Failure
    • Replacing Repetition with Iteration
    • Naming What is Arising
    • Waiting for Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity
9-8-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Remote Community Building 
    • Strengths, Assets, Resilience
  • Leadership Twists
    • The Absence of Feedback
    • Remote Availability Weariness
    • Lugging Along Everyone’s Baggage
  • Skills Building – Discovering a Sermon with Craig Dykstra
9-8-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Remote Community Building 
    • Strengths, Assets, Resilience
  • Leadership Twists
    • The Absence of Feedback
    • Remote Availability Weariness
    • Lugging Along Everyone’s Baggage
  • Skills Building – Discovering a Sermon with Craig Dykstra
9-1-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Vibrant Together Grants
    • Request for Proposals (see below)
    • Focus on Disciple Making and Vital Worship
  • Looking at the world (COVID and the CHURCH) from 4 views
    • Structural Frame – Rational
    • Human Resource Frame – People
    • Political Frame – Conflict
    • Symbolic Frame – Meaning
8-25-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • PCUSA- Black Lives Matter Week of Action​
  • COVID-19…INTERVIEW WITH LISA ALLGOOD – WOWZERS!
    • Long-term Effects on the Body
    • Reality of Wide Use of a Vaccine
    • Turn the AC Off Before People Get in the Room
    • No Singing
8-25-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

PDF FileTopics:

  • PCUSA- Black Lives Matter Week of Action​
  • COVID-19…INTERVIEW WITH LISA ALLGOOD – WOWZERS!
    • Long-term Effects on the Body
    • Reality of Wide Use of a Vaccine
    • Turn the AC Off Before People Get in the Room
    • No Singing
8-18-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • PCUSA- Black Lives Matter Week of Action​
  • What’s Brewing Out in the Atlantic​
  • Cleaning House​
  • The Nature of the Prayer of Confession​
  • Saturday’s Assembly
8-11-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Blurred Lines between the Personal and Pulpit
  • Social Media – It’s the Prince/It’s the Pits
  • Social Media – My Page/The Church Page
  • Social Media – Your Brand First; Your Content Second
  • Political Tensions Amplified
  • Personal Relationships Online:  Digital Distancing & Immediate Intimacy
8-4-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • One down…how many to go?  Isaias
  • Its AUGUST – A longer view of 2020
  • What about budgets, forecasting, and stewardship
  • Program modifications
  • Pastor’s Convocation Registration
  • August Assembly 
7-28-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • How to shape a Christian Education program for the fall
  • Taking your CE program online
  • Sunday School
  • Bible Study for Adults – what is being done currently
    • Learning from each other
  • Book Study Groups
  • When Small Group ministry goes online
    • Study
    • Fellowship
    • New groups
7-21-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Numbers are out of this world​
  • Close it down or open it up​
  • How to make people feel safer in such a volatile environment:​
    • Helps from the wider culture​
    • Prompts from the church​
    • Spiritual practices​
      • What are the apt spiritual practices in this moment?​
      • What menu items are being offered by your church?
7-14-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • An introduction to the next markers on the Ministry Map
  • Congregational meetings & Electing officers
  • Examining & Training officers
  • Ordaining and Installing officers
  • Receiving members and public recognition
  • Baptisms
  • PLUS – What to do when someone at church/school is exposed to COVID-19
7-7-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Reading the tea leaves
  • Reflections on where you and your church are
  • Re-imagining (no, we are not talking about that conference)
  • Re-thinking the time-table
  • Re-contextualization—a reworking of the Sitz-im-Leben as the exiles return
6-30-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • General Assembly – From Lament to Hope
  • Financial Items – The Latest and Greatest
  • Hurricane Prep Planning
  • Fall Planning – Including August Assembly
  • Pastors Convocation
6-23-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • 224 General Assembly Update
  • Next Frontier – 10 Guidelines for Pastoral Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak
6-16-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • PPP Flexibility Act (8 Changes)
  • Office Life – Reopening Offices to Administrative Staff
  • How Do We Support Our Staff
  • And…the Numbers (Are Going Up)
  • Session: Action & Voting Alignment
  • Property Use
6-9-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Leave Time
  • For Such a Time as This – Matthew 25 (Racial Justice Resource)
  • “Do Me a Favor, Open the Door and Let ’em In”
  • What’s the 411 About the New Sunday Morning
6-2-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Level 4 Matrix – Opening and Optimizing
  • This is a Disruption and Not an Interruption
    • Church
    • Systemic Racism
    • Vocational Identity
5-26-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

PDF FileTopics:

  • Payment Protection Plan (PPP) – Updates on Loan Forgiveness
  • COVID-19 Through the Lens of Community Trauma and the Change it is Fostering
  • Resources for Processing Trauma
5-19-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • The Confliction of Perceptions and Voices Around COVID-19
    • In My Neighborhood
    • In My Church
    • In My Theological Reflection
5-12-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Re-Opening and Resuming Discussion Tools
  • Financial Resources
  • Vibrant Christ-Centered Communities…Have Spiritual Depth
  • The Focused Picture of Mapping the Way forward
    • Spiritual Depth
5-5-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Re-Opening and Resuming Plans
  • The Focused Picture of Mapping the Way Forward
    • Reconciliation
    • Clarity of Identity
4-28-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • It is May!…Re-Open?  How About Now?
  • Vital Worship – The Focus Picture of Mapping the Way Forward
4-21-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • The Front-Line Picture on the Re-Opening Phase
4-14-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Time for Some Structure Around the Chaotic?
  • Adaptive vs. Technical Work – Ron Heifetz
  • Holy Week During the Pandemic
  • Technology – Yikes! I Need Help
4-7-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Checking in with Each Other
  • Open Questions on Finance and Stewardship
  • Holy Week During the Pandemic
3-31-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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  • Session Mindfulness (And Leader Mindfulness)
  • Where is Your Anxiety or What is this Time Like for You?
  • Stewardship, Finances, Loans
  • Sacraments and Holy Week
3-24-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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Topics:

  • Worship Innovations
  • Ministry Matters – Connections, Connections, Connections
3-17-2020 Covid-19 Conversation

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Pandemic Preparation Matrix

  • Monitoring and Modifying
  • Determining and Distancing
  • Closing and Cancelling
  • Opening and Optimizing

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