USMB is pleased to help sponsor webinars which provide opportunities for engagement in friendly and healthy discussions about various topics in our churches, ministries and personal spiritual lives.
Here is a brief description of past webinars and a link to watch the recording.
Follow up of the Bible and Women in Pastoral Ministry Study Conference.
This webinar was moderated by Tim Sullivan, Chair of the U.S. Board of Faith and Life. Panelists: Valerie Rempel, Dean of FPU Biblical Seminary and Tim Geddert, Professor of New Testament, FPU Biblical Seminary. Watch the webinar. (Live on January 23, 2019)
This webinar was followed by a two-part webinar exploring the beliefs that shape the MB Church. This series was co-sponsored the Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (FPBS) Center for Anabaptist Studies, the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB.)
Evangelical Anabaptism: (Part I) A conversation on the basic theological ideas that form the basis for our Confession of Faith. FPBS professor Tim Geddert and Aaron Halvorsen, pastor of Community Bible Church in Olathe, Kan., were the facilitators for this discussion. Watch the webinar. (Live on February 20, 2019)
Neo-Calvanism or Neo-Reformed Theology: (Part II) A more specific discussion about the influence of one evangelical theology and how theology influences MB pastors and churches. FPBS professor Tim Geddert and Dave Thiessen, associate pastor of Mountain View Community Church in Clovis, Calif., were the facilitators for this discussion. Watch the webinar. (Live on February 23, 2019)
The next series focused on exploring the spiritual life of the pastor. The webinar series was co-sponsored by the FPBS Center for Anabaptist Studies, the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB) and Multiply.
The Joy-Filled Life: The Power of Forgiveness: Dr. Bill Hogg and Karen Huebert-Sanchez were the facilitators for this discussion. Watch the webinar. (Live on April 10, 2019)
Humility: Knowing God and Knowing Self: Dr. Bill Hogg and Dina Gonzales-Piña were the facilitators for this discussion. Watch the webinar. (Live on May 15, 2019)
USMB Youth offered a free two-part webinar series on Equipping Small Group Leaders. This webinar series was sponsored by USMB and USMB Youth.
Small Group Interactions: the Victorious and the Awkward: Stephen Humber of Multiply and Sara Jo Waldron, Youth Pastor at Hillsboro MB Church, in Hillsboro, Kan., were facilitators of this discussion. Watch the webinar. (Live on April 30, 2019)
Small Group Principles: Stephen Humber and Sara Jo talk about principles that invite student engagement, promote safety and ensure respect in small group settings. Watch the webinar. (Live on May 7, 2019)