Wil Cantrell: Ministry During a Crisis – Creating Needed Change During Unpredictable Times
2020 may well be remembered as the year of crisis. As church leaders, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed concerning decisions that could effect the long-term health of our congregations, as well as fulfill our calls to ministry.
In addition to stress which can overwhelm a congregation during times of crisis, these periods can also accelerate change that might have been needed for some time.
During this session, Wil Cantrell, United Methodist pastor and author of Unafraid and Unashamed: The Future of United Methodism, will address concerns about preaching, areas of ministry and more.
Rev. Wil CantrellAssociate Pastor, Concord United Methodist Church
Wil Cantrell serves as the Associate Pastor of Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut, TN. Wil’s driving passion is to help people live an authentic life while experiencing a real growing faith in Jesus Christ. Previously, he served for 6 years as the associate pastor at Middlebrook Pike UMC and for 5 years as the pastor of Lebanon Memorial UMC (Lebanon, VA) before coming to Concord UMC in July 2015.
Wil was elected to serve on the General and Jurisdictional Conference delegations from the Holston Conference in 2012 and 2016. He was an active observer and reporter of the happenings at both General Conference experiences through his blog. Unafraid and Unashamed is a result of those experiences and his many conversations with bishops, district superintendents, and local pastors throughout United Methodism.