Pre-Convention Workshops

Pre-Convention Workshop offerings
Friday, Oct 23, 2020

What Does Truth & Reconciliation Look Like?

In the Church we like to talk about reconciliation, and in the present moment of racial reckoning many people are talking about racial reconciliation, and perhaps America needs to have a South Africa styled “Truth & Reconciliation Commission”. Well what does truth look like? What is required for reconciliation? To repair the breach in our society requires some difficult work.

Led by The Rev. Walter Brownridge, Associate for Parish Life and Christian Formation, Christ Church, Grosse Pointe

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Sparking Engagement On Zoom: Deepen Your Adult Formation Experiences Online

This workshop will offer proven techniques for engaging adult learners on Zoom, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices. Common challenges will be addressed, including incorporating phone-only participants, creating the conditions for open discussion, and managing multi-media experiences.

Led by The Very Rev. Andrea Morrow, Rector, St. Stephen’s, Wyandotte and Director of Writing Programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

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Keeping Team Leadership Strong


Given the unique circumstances created by the pandemic, some of our best practices for leading and working together in teams need to be creatively re-imagined. What practical steps can we each take to strengthen our relationships and enjoy and be effective in the work that we are called to do together?

Led by Jim Gettel, Canon for Congregational Life, Diocese of Michigan & The Rev. Ellen Ekevag, Ministry Developer, Diocese of Michigan

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An Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing! Only Newly-Fashioned on Zoom!

Join us as we sing many favorite, joyful hymns. You can sing along at home (on mute) and even harmonize if you want. We will have the words on the screen; if you have a favorite hymn you would like to be included, email Julia at by Wednesday night, October 21.

Led by Rachael L Rose, Director of Music Ministry, Trinity in the Woods, Farmington Hills, Empowerer and cheerleader for all to sing, especially hymns! & The Very Rev. Julia Huttar Bailey, Rector, Trinity in the Woods, Farmington Hills and Life-long lover of hymns.