Number of days: 3
Required books?: No
Live video session?: Yes
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
COVID-19 has caused many congregations to cancel their worship services or to move to a virtual service. This 3-day course will guide you through using Zoom to create interactive virtual worship for your congregation. We’ll look at the commitment level you’ll need for your membership, the inclusion of bulletin elements into worship, ways to engage the congregation, and training individuals to use Zoom and to lead the process.
The course will be mostly asynchronous, but live zoom meetings will be offered in relation to input from learners regarding their schedules.
This course is eligible for 0.5 CEU.
About the Instructor
Beth Perry was ordained in the United Methodist Church but now has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Elizabethtown College. In addition to 20 years of pastoral and chaplaincy experience, she teaches religion, philosophy, critical thinking, sociology, and general education courses for the University of Phoenix in New Jersey and Mercy College. She has been active in Safe Sanctuary/Safe church training for a decade or more, and a consultant for more than 150 congregations working to reduce the risk of abuse in the church. She also leads workshops and retreats on Spiritual Gifts, meditation, and mysticism. Her courses, Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts, Leading Bible Study: Biblical Interpretation, and Teach Adults are approved as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries and Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts meets one requirement towards lay speaker status.