Blue Whirl Webinars are not only named after The Ministry Lab’s logo: by a beautiful synergy of religious symbolism and scientific discovery, a “blue whirl” is a newly-discovered phenomenon in which four separate types of flame combine into a blue fire-tornado that burns without soot: a tool researches hope will lead to more environmentally friendly oil-spill clean-ups and perhaps cleaner energy.
Blue Whirl Webinars bring together a guest presenter, church leaders, The Ministry Lab facilitator, and the Holy Spirit, four flames combining to “clean-up” tired ministries and energize leaders and communities for new life – hopefully without leaving any environmental hazards in our wake!
Featured This Week
In weeks when we are not sponsoring our own discussions, we highlight other webinars of particular timeliness and helpfulness.
This week we’re highlighting:
MennoMedia’s ~ing podcast #20, Following, featuring Rev. Dr. Rose Lee-Norman, Pastor of Formation at Sanctuary Covenant Church, a black-led, black-centered, urban, multiethnic church in Minneapolis, MN. Rev. Dr. Lee-Norman’s dissertation work was on the unique field of White Followership in church spaces, a practice in which people with power and privilege re-posture themselves within congregational leadership structures. An enlightening conversation with which to conclude Black History Month and begin Women’s History Month.
The Institute of Liturgical Studies presents Poetry, Liturgy, and the Writer’s Craft with Christian Wiman, Prof. of Communication Arts at Yale University, drawing on the expertise of poets to think more carefully and critically about how language and liturgy intersect.
Learn more and register here.
March 13, 2021; 10:00 AM CST
The Ignite the Church Conference for March explores Hybrid Community: Virtual and In-Person. Church renewal leaders maintain that vital congregations must continue their online presence going forward and offer a hybrid blend of community that is both physical and digital (phygital). This marks the birth of a new kind of community. A lively Q & A conversation will explore the merits of this new reality.
Learn more here. Register here.
March 18, 2021; 1:00-2:3o PM CST