A Time for Sharing, Questions and Discussion.
Come listen to different experiences of lay church leaders including Transition Officer: Tammy Prather, who facilities this network and works with lay-led congregations in the Diocese of Milwaukee. Bring your questions, listen to the experiences of others and share your own ideas.
The future will require churches and dioceses to continue to make shifts in their thinking, prepare for change and become more flexible, creative and agile particularly when it comes to clergy staffing. Burnout is a growing concern for clergy and lay-leaders alike. COVID-19 has exacerbated decline, funding issues and drops in regular in-person attendance. Lay-leaders at churches without clergy are increasingly concerned for their future especially in smaller, rural, aging or declining congregations. Come help us begin and shape the conversation, consider innovative solutions and discuss new ways forward for sharing the gospel and grow the kingdom in this new cultural landscape.