Spirit, bless our souls with yearning!
We have several seminars that will be recorded as webinars and shared later in July, August and September.
*Anabaptism as Spiritual Practice
Sept 22, 6:30p Eastern Time (Jamie Pitts)
Anabaptism is most often talked about as a tradition defined by its central commitment to following Jesus in community. Many Anabaptists throughout the history of the tradition, however, have understood discipleship community as formed and guided by the Holy Spirit. This webinar introduces Anabaptist history as a Spirit-oriented tradition and discusses the difference that might make for our lives and congregations. View the video here
*Taking Each Next Step: Anti-racism in Our Homes, Churches, and Conference
July 16, 2p Eastern (Missional Church Committee)
As followers of Christ, we are all called to work for racial, ethnic, and religious justice in our world. Join members of the CDC Missional Church Committee in taking each next step in our personal, congregational, and conference journeys toward dismantling white supremacy and racial injustice. The webinar will offer provocations and resources from a recent Missional Church Committee task group to spur you and your congregation on towards God’s liberating, all-encompassing peace. View the webinar here
*Climate and Community: Creating and implementing plans for positive change,
July 30, 2:00 pm Eastern Time(Amy Huser)
We all understand the need to address the climate crisis, but it can feel overwhelming on our own. Working in community on shared goals empowers us to create positive change. Join Amy Huser and Jenna Liechty Martin of Camp Friedenswald to hear how Camp is addressing climate holistically through the implementation of a triple bottom line (environmental, social, and financial) strategic plan. Doug Kaufman of the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Brian Sauder of Faith in Place will also be part of the conversation, providing insights from their extensive work in this field. Participants will leave inspired to connect with their community on implementing climate related goals. View the webinar here
Aug 26, 7:30p Eastern time (SEMILLA Learning Tour Group)
In January, 2020, eight members from eight different CDC congregations experienced a learning tour with SEMILLA, an Anabaptist seminary serving Latin American Mennonite churches. Participants were encouraged, humbled and energized by those ministering in Mennonite churches in their context. Not only will you hear stories from these participants. You will be introduced to Willie Hugo Perez, Executive Director of SEMILLA and hear first-hand the mission and vision of SEMILLA. There will be opportunities to ask questions about this growing friendship between CDC and SEMILLA as well. View the webinar here