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New Things: Pastoring Through A Pandemic

An EMU “Mini-Retreat” Webinar

Tuesday, November 17

Part I from 11:00 AM to Noon

Part II from 1:00 to 2:00 PM


I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the dessert.

Isaiah 43:19


Since March of this year, pastors and congregations have been navigating a “new normal”— the wilderness and desert of a global pandemic.  We do this with the promise that God will make a way for us and will nourish and sustain us through both known and unknown territory and circumstances.  EMU (Excellence in Ministry Unleashed) invites you to attend a two-part mini-retreat webinar which will provide encouragement and support for continued excellence in ministry during Covid-19 times.  In Part I, from 11 AM to Noon, we will hear stories about navigating during times of change and difficult circumstances from J. Jayakiran Sebastian, the H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures and Dean of the United Lutheran Seminary, The Rev. Sara Lilja, Director of LEAMNJ, and The Rev. Jessica Lambert, Pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jersey City.  We will break at noon so you can have the time to forward questions for our panel of speakers and to have lunch. During the second part, our guides will answer your questions.  The mini-retreat webinar will begin and end with a brief time of word and prayer.

Register here!

A Bibliography prepared by the EMU Team (pdf download)