Annual Meeting Virtual Workshops

The workshops will be conducted through Zoom format. There is no registration fee.
Thursday, October 14 - virtual workshops geared for lay but open to delegates, non-delegates, and clergy at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

6:00 pm Lifting the Shame: How Churches Can Break the Silence about Mental Health

Presented by Dr. Sarah Lund, Director of Mental Health and Disabilities UCC

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The workshop will discuss how a congregation can provide resources and/or support people in congregations with mental health concerns and the process to become a WISE congregation.


7:00 pm  Reimagining Our Collective Missional Call
Presented by Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Director of the Office of Professional Formation and Term Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation at Iliff School of Theology

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Change is a constant, but the events of the past year and a half have brought new meanings to the concept. How might we begin to discern a new mission and purpose in order to meet the present moment? What has recent research revealed in terms of the emerging future of church ministry in a changing world? This session will address each of these questions and offer possibilities for exploration in reimagining our collective missional call.

Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Ph.D. serves on the faculty of Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado as Director of the Office of Professional Formation and Term Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and the former director of the UCC Center for Analytics, Research and Data. Kristina currently teaches courses on leadership, community organizing and change, and research methods and co-directs the Doctor of Ministry in Prophetic Leadership. She has conducted extensive research and analysis of clergy, congregations, denominations, and theological schools in order to predict future trends and inform best practices. Her latest research efforts involve participation as a regional director in the multi-year Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations (EPIC) Project through Hartford Seminary.