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Church Inside-Out: Digital, Virtual or Online?
Fourteenth W.A Welsh Seminar – COURSE THREE

Date/Time Date(s) - 02/21/2023

Date(s) - 02/21/2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Most faith communities shifted online during COVID 19. At the onset of this pandemic, some churches had resources already in place, while others swiftly scrambled to acquire the technological resources needed to have a digital presence. Unfortunately, some churches closed their doors and have not reopened. Conversations have been ongoing regarding whether the church will ever return to “normal.” This interactive seminar will inquire into the innovative ways faith leaders have reached people beyond the church building by investigating various churches’ online digital and virtual ministry components prior to, during, and beyond the COVID 19 pandemic. We will explore the opportunities and challenges leaders are presented with in a digital ministry, leaders’ pastoral presence online, the desire to get back to “normal”, and propose new ways forward.

Monica Bradley, MDiv, is Director of Admissions at Brite Divinity School. Monica earned a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School with a certificate in Sexual and Gender Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University. As a Member In Discernment, Monica is in the ordination process for authorized ministry in the Southern Association of the Southern California Nevada Conference, United Church of Christ. Monica’s ministry has focused on social, racial, and LGBTQIA+ justice. Monica was one of the founding members of the Racial Justice Collaborative in the DFW area. As a supporter and community member in San Diego, CA, Monica served on the Board of Directors for: Stepping Stone of San Diego – Member at Large for United Way CHAD San Diego, Diversionary Theater, and Urban Pride.

Sessions 2-4 will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm CT Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm CT Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm CT

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