Rachel Gilmore & Kay Kotan: Leading Your Church Through Advent
Advent is the perfect opportunity to offer your congregation the possibility to slow down, take in the season, its meaning, feed their souls, and perhaps even some time of reflection. Especially during this time of concern related to COVID-19, opportunities to practice means of grace take on new meaning. More than ever, people are searching for meaning and purpose. Don’t miss out on this special time to help your congregation’s spiritual growth in individuals, groups, and the entire congregation.
Join Kay Kotan and Rachel Gilmore on October 7 as they discuss ways to involve your congregation in an Advent study, and offer Advent study ideas and materials. The authors will use suggestions from their latest book, Voices of Christmas, as well as providing suggestions to help get your congregation involved in an Advent study together. A few of the ideas to be discussed include:
- Going deep without considerable preparation
- Including multiple voices and faces
- Flexible methods for engaging resources
- Congregational, group, and individual approaches
- Taking steps beyond Advent
Kay Kotan is a professionally credentialed coach who has coached hundreds of pastors and churches across the nation, helping them become more vital in reaching new people. She has authored more than a dozen books on church and leadership transformation. Kotan was the primary creator of the Small Church Initiative under the HCI process.