Join us online for our annual Bega Kwa Bega Fall Festival! We will gather together for fellowship, learning and prayer on Saturday morning. There will also be a set of videos and educational materials that can be used for worship, Sunday School and Confirmation classes on Sunday, Nov. 15 and beyond.
9:30-10:15 a.m. – Opening Session
10:15-10:30 a.m. – Chai Break
10:30-11:15 a.m. – Learning Sessions (see descriptions below)
Or by phone: +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 867 3907 0265
Learning Sessions (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
Together & Apart – Navigating Differences that Make a Difference
Presenter/Host – Pastor Joy McDonald Coltvet & Pastor Peter Harrits
Even when we are physically present with our companions, we are often worlds apart when it comes to culture. With an iceberg as a guiding image and the cultural dimensions research of Geert Hofstede as a tool, we’ll use conversations and storytelling to identify ‘differences that make a difference’ we’ve observed in our relationships, lean into what they may mean, and learn to be better companions when we are back together.
Meeting ID: 918 4368 4147
Together & Apart – Accompanying and Mission Within the Congregation
Presenter/Host – Pastor Heather Roth Johnson
Learning to talk to people who are different from us is an important skill. The exciting part is that we don’t have to go around the world to learn how to do this. We can start with the generations in our own churches! This track is for all who want to discover how discipleship is about “accompanying” one another in our congregations and in our households; and how involvement in “mission” cannot be separated from faith formation for every age and stage of life.
Meeting ID: 843 6428 8246
Together & Apart – Those Who Travel and Those Who Stay
Presenter/Host – Kirsten Levorson
How does your congregation keep travelers engaged in your companionship after they arrive home? How do you engage congregation members who will never travel? This session will share strategies and experiences from a variety of SPAS congregations who do those things well.
Meeting ID: 861 8775 5739