ACU’s Summer Seminar Moving Online

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Cost: Free. Attendees must register to receive a link to the webinar.

The annual Summer Seminar at Abilene Christian University is moving online this year as a precaution against spread of COVID-19. Online registration is open now for the July 30 event.

The seminar will be streamed 9 a.m. to noon one day only, Thursday, July 30. The event normally is two days, with meals served on Friday night and Saturday morning. This year’s seminar will be free.

Fittingly, the theme of the seminar will be “Faithful and Flexible: Flourishing Congregations in Times of Transition.”

“Summer Seminar will engage in hard hitting questions we’re all facing during this time of change and upheaval. The Siburt Institute gathered input from church leaders across the nation, and their reflections on COVID-19’s impact on their church contexts helped shape the focus for this year’s webinar,” a statement from the sponsoring Siburt Institute reads.

Topics include ecclesiology; culture, society and race; conflict management; church and politics; and discipleship. There will also be panel discussions and time for Q&A.

Speakers include Randy Harris, Siburt Institute spiritual director, and Carson Reed, Siburt Institute executive director and ACU vice president for church relations. Other presenters will include Andrew Root, noted author and professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The seminar is designed for ministers, elders, deacons, small group leaders, and other lay leaders. Summer Seminar is sometimes designed specifically for Church of Christ participants, but this year’s webinar will apply to a broader range of Christian traditions.

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