If the “Brave Change” theme and content of this Convocation resonates with what is going on in your ministry setting, you may interested in applying for one of our “Brave Change Planning Mini-Grants,” a funding initiative designed to encourage experimentation and transformation in organizations and faith communities.
To learn more about the planning grants, and how to apply, go to our Brave Change page.
Please note: Video recordings of the morning and afternoon presentations, including Pecha Kuchas shared by several communities negotiating significant change, are available at https://vimeo.com/album/5963044. You may also access handouts for the morning session and afternoon sessions by clicking the links below.
We hope that these recordings and documents will be useful for generating fresh (or re-freshed) thinking about change in your ministry setting. Please feel free to share them in your ministry context, or with colleagues who may benefit from viewing them.
Callid Keefe-Perry is a traveling minister within The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). He is an organizational consultant, retreat leader, and teacher of discernment deeply influenced by both Quakerism and Ignatian spirituality. He is the author of Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer, numerous articles on trauma-informed care in religious life, and was the co-founder of a community theater in Rochester, NY. He currently serves as the Executive Director of ARC: Arts | Religion | Culture, an organization committed to supporting individuals and organizations whose work is at the intersection of spiritual and creative practices, especially as those practices are done for community-building and work towards justice. Academically, he work at the intersection of public theology and education. Organizationally, he focuses on helping groups clarify their goals and make sure that their commitments to justice and equity become more than just aspirations and good intentions.
Rev. Jenn Macy is a member and ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. She has served as an urban community minister, small church solo pastor, and in a new church start. Currently, Jenn serves as a consultant for Christian Education and Safe Church policy and is the vice-moderator of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. In addition to church ministry, Jenn is also a foster parent and works for justice alongside those who have experienced foster care.
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