Guest speaker Dr. Jill Peters will address ‘The Myth of the Good Old Days’ and Church Cultyure in a workshop for lay and ordained church leaders June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Bethany ECC in Tamaqua.
The workshop is sponsored by the Tamaqua Ministerial Association and the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network.
Dr. Peters is on the faculty at Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem. She will address a second topic that will be determined closer to the workshop date.
The Myth of the Good Old Days will examine how congregations often hang on to what they know, what is comfortable, what has worked in the past. But that means they never move forward to what could be and it leaves a lot of people behind.
Church Culture explores how church culture helps congregations stay together but it also keeps others out. How do congregations build a strong church culture that connects and at the same time welcomes others? Dr. Peters will talk about five aspects of culture in general and their impact, both positive and negative, on churches.
The workshop is open to all Tamaqua area congregations free of charge. In the interest of planning, however, workshop organizers would like to know by May 30 how many people to expect.
Please contact George Taylor at 570-668-4451 or email@example.com by the May 30 deadline.