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The St James’ Institute presents:
Pastoring in a Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Clergy and Congregations Resulting from COVID-19

Tuesday 5 October | 10:00am-11:30am | Webinar | Free with registration

Webinar presented by Erin Johnston, PhD & Jennifer Headley, MSW, Duke Clergy Health Initiative
with a response by the Rt Rev’d Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton 

How does disruption cause us to rethink ministry? 

The webinar will feature a team of researchers from Duke University’s Clergy Health Initiative. The team conducted in-depth qualitative research interviews with pastors from 32 congregations, exploring how their ministries evolved due to COVID-19. This session will focus on impacts to worship, pastoral care, and finances. As clergy and congregations modified religious practices and symbols, they were often forced to rethink central tenets of ministry. The research reveals the unexpected opportunities that ‘unsettled’ cultural periods create for reshaping ministry.

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