Truett Seminary, BaptistWay Press make resources available

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Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, Texas Baptists’ Great Commission Team and BaptistWay Press are offering free resources to help church leaders during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

“We are living in a changed and changing world,” said Matt Homeyer, assistant dean for external affairs at Truett Seminary and director of the Truett Church Network. “Who would have thought, even two weeks ago, that we would be facing the leadership challenges and life adjustments with which we are dealing?”

In response, the Truett Church Network launched a series of daily Zoom and Facebook Live webinars on pastoral leadership March 23.

The first, “Pivott: How to Thrive in the Midst of Change” featured Matt Steen, co-founder of Chemistry Staffing, and can be viewed here.

“Leading Through Crisis” is the topic of a seminar featuring Robert Creech, professor of pastoral leadership at Truett Seminary, at 3 p.m. on March 24. To join the webinar on Zoom, click here or on Facebook Live here.

“Preaching to a Dispersed Congregation” is the topic of a seminar featuring Scott Gibson, professor of preaching at Truett Seminary, at 3 p.m. on March 25. To join the webinar on Zoom, click here or on Facebook Live here.

The Truett Church Network is also one of several sponsors of a twice-weekly free webinar from the Center for Healthy Churches on “Being the Church in the Midst of Crisis.” The webinar will be offered each Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m., beginning March 26. The first webinar, “Pastoral Care in a Pandemic,” features panelists Steve Scoggin from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Guy Sayles, retired pastor of First Baptist Church in Asheville, N.C. To register, click here.

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Angela Gorrell, assistant professor of practical theology at Truett Seminary, also has created a free guide to creating participatory worship services as churches go online.

The Baptist General Convention of Texas and BaptistWay Press are making free Bible study materials available for download.

Resources for preschool and children are available at no cost through Texas Baptists’ Great Commission Team and BaptistWay Press. To download preschool resources, click here. To download resources for children, click here.

Downloadable no-cost Bible study materials for adults on the theme “Faith > Fear” are offered by BaptistWay Press here. Resources include study guides, teaching guides, premium teaching plans and premium commentary by David Ritsema, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The article posted on March 23 was edited March 24 to include new information in the 7th paragraph.


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