Sunday, November 26, 2023

EPIC Webinar Series: From Surviving to Thriving, New Congregational Research for a New Year

Join Hartford Institute researchers in the New Year to better understand the challenges and possibilities for congregations and pastors to thrive! Each week we will offer a lunchtime webinar and Q&A period to explore the latest church research and insights for beginning the ministry year full of optimism and direction.

Thursdays 12:15-1:30 p.m. EST.

Then, throughout 2024 EPIC will host a monthly webinar series every first Thursday. And, coming March 7, 2024 will be “The Most Effective Clergy Wellness Measures.”

Jan. 11, 2024: Clergy Health and Well-Being

  • Scott Thumma, Hartford Institute for Religion Research
  • Charissa Mikoski, Hartford Institute for Religion Research
  • Brittany Watts, Hartford Institute for Religion Research

Come hear about our latest study on clergy wellness, both what contributes to stress and diminishes it.

Jan. 18, 2024: Multifaith Patterns   

  • Aaron Speigel, Synagogue Studies Institute
  • Mike McMullen, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Allison Norton, Hartford Institute for Religion Research

Explore the variety of ways faith groups have responded to the challenges of the pandemic. Co-sponsored with Faith Communities Today.

Jan. 25, 2024: Latino, Black & Multiracial Church Dynamics

  • Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Iliff School of Theology
  • Brittany Watts, Hartford Institute for Religion Research

Join us for a deep dive into the distinctive patterns and dynamics of Black, Latino and Multiracial churches.

Feb. 1, 2024: Technological Innovation

  • Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M University
  • Charissa Mikoski, Hartford Institute for Religion Research

Hybrid worship is here to stay but how else are the technological changes of the past few years reshaping congregational life? Come find out.