- Our Media Team is developing new skills that will be utilized in the future. I envision live and live-stream gatherings in the future.
- Our budget for “on-site” has been repurposed to assemble needed equipment and staging.
- This will be a tremendous test for doing online webinars, and we expect to do many more webinars in the future like this.
- The greatest value-added is that instead of 500 participants we are hoping to connect with thousands of members from around the world. Praise God!
- YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO GET ACCESS (https://www.gci.org/events/2021)
- Make plans to watch as a congregation or a group. Having a retreat planning team of 4-5 people to plan and host your church’s watch party.
- Especially create spaces for Hope Avenue Leaders. This includes Hope Avenue champions, Children’s Ministry teams, and Worship Ministry teams to utilize the workshops.
- Use this as an opportunity to engage and immerse your congregation in the Hope aspect of ministry. This can be an amazing re-launch event to bring you out of the throes of COVID.
- Check out many more ideas on the Make it A Church Retreat link on the event page (https://www.gci.org/events/2021)
- Q&As in the workshops and the main sessions
- Breakouts in the workshops
- Join the Facebook Group to connect with members from around the world. Use the hashtag on your screen to share your Celebration experience and check out takeaways from others.
- Intentional Local Preparation
- Make the weekend experience special and revel in the celebration.
- After the event, review the learning and let the shared experience soak into the fabric of your church as you participate in the ministry of Jesus!
Listen in as Dr. Greg Williams, President of GCI, invites us to participate in the 2021 Virtual Denominational Celebration this coming July 23-25. He talks about coming together as a global family to celebrate how the Spirit is moving in our fellowship.
To register and for updates on the 2021 Virtual Denominational Celebration visit gci.org/events/2021
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