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Our communal life as the Body of Christ has been forever changed by the ongoing pandemic, altering the ways we think about worship, formation, stewardship, and the very nature of community. In this time of unprecedented upheaval, how do we meaningfully do the work of congregational development in the midst of our current reality, all while preparing to move soberly and joyfully into the future God has called us to?

The Office of the Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia was pleased to bring back “The Bishop’s Leadership Conference” – an event that explored what it means to be faithful, healthy, and effective in your church’s local context, at this current moment, while looking ahead to the future.

Leadership groups from churches gathered Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, either in-person at Fort Worden (for those who could be physically present) or virtually through our online event platform (for those with health conditions, physical limitations, or who are otherwise unable to be physically present) and met in congregational cohorts of similar size to explore such topics as hybrid community, stewardship in and after the pandemic, youth ministry, children and family ministry, the state of the clergy in our diocese, and the trauma our communities have experienced over these last two years.

Recordings of selected workshops can be found here.

Workshop and plenary resources:

Bishop’s Leadership Conference 2022: What’s Now? What’s Next? Church in Pandemic and Beyond

6 thoughts on “Bishop’s Leadership Conference 2022: What’s Now? What’s Next? Church in Pandemic and Beyond

  • March 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm
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    Where is the registration information for the Bishop’s Leadership Conference?

    Suzi Robertson

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    • March 4, 2022 at 7:29 pm
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      Hi Suzi+,

      Registration will be open in mid to late-March. Thanks!

      Josh Hornbeck
      Canon Missioner for Communications

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      • March 14, 2022 at 5:54 pm
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        Hi Josh! Any update on registration? Anthony Terndrup, Vestry, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Eastsound, WA

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        • March 21, 2022 at 4:07 pm
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          Hi Anthony,

          The registration links are now live. Thanks!

          Josh Hornbeck
          Canon Missioner for Communications

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  • May 25, 2022 at 10:16 am
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    Are the presentation going to be published here are sent to attendees?

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    • May 25, 2022 at 2:28 pm
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      Yes, the presentations will be published here. Videos will be added in mid-June to early July. Slides should be added by the end of this week, early next week.

      Thank you!

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