Tammy Prather, Dave Penniman, Kim Zaugg, Ericka Hall, Marna Franson and Jim Mogensen
A presentation in Lay Church Leadership
Come hear from a diverse group of leaders including former Transition Officer: Tammy Prather, who facilitates this network and worked during the pandemic with lay-led congregations in the Diocese of Milwaukee. Our hope is to highlight the unique needs and challenges faced by an ever growing number of lay-led congregations.
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 growing the kingdom of God in this new cultural landscape.