COVID RESPONSE
Southeastern Synod ELCA

(Self-Care) Help with Burnout and Fatigue for Rostered Ministers

Tuesday, August 18, 11am EDT / 10am CDT

This 1-hour workshop will equip us for reflecting on our own mental health and self-care practices, and will provide coaching on compassionate self-appraisal and scientifically validated self-care best practices.  This is for rostered ministers, but we also invite lay ministers (whose duties include caring for others) to be a part of this free event.

Be sure to sign up by CLICKING HERE.

Training for Trauma-Informed Care for Rostered Ministers

Tuesday, August 25 - 11am EDT / 10am CDT

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) recognizes the widespread impact of trauma on church members and communities. Come and learn from trauma specialists how a TIC-informed response to pastoral care helps decrease the risk of re-traumatization and nurtures healing.  This is for rostered ministers, but we also invite lay ministers (whose duties include caring for others) to be a part of this free event.


Be sure to sign up by CLICKING HERE.

WEBINAR: Congregational Presidents and council leaders (ROUND 4)

Held on Monday, August 3, 2020

With numbers on the rise in all four states, we realize that we are all still struggling to navigate a path forward.  We hope to work together to provide guidance for you in these unprecedented times.  Our synod staff will share what resources are already in place and wish to hear from you about what is most needed in your contexts.  We thank you for joining in this ministry we do together.

Click HERE to see a video recording and resources discussed.

Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South

On Tuesday, July 21, Bishop Strickland led an interview with Rev. Robert Lee: “Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South: A conversation with Robert W. Lee on the call to preach, teach, and confront racism.”
 
Click here to see a recording of this interview, to learn more about Rev. Lee, and to purchase Rev. Lee's book:  "A Sin By Any Other Name."

Just Mercy: Movie Viewing and Discussion

We gathered on Sunday, July 19, 2020 to view the movie Just Mercy and to discuss our reactions to the movie, as well as discuss past and current events regarding racial justice.   Joining Bishop Kevin Strickland for a post-movie discussion was Dr. Elizabeth Bounds (Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology) & Mr. Charles King ("Just Mercy" producer).

The replay of the post-movie discussion will be loaded to this event page soon.

Sermons from Your Synod Staff (In English and Spanish)

The Bishop and Assistants are recording sermons during this time of physical distancing.  We will post these sermons here and host them on our synod YouTube channel. We are continually posting these sermons as a resource for pastors in need of a respite and to help share in the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Click here to see the video or to download a written copy of our weekly sermons.  (English and Spanish videos available.)

ALSO, we are including a link to the sermon (in .mp4 format) if you wish to download the sermon and insert it into your worship service.

FOR ANYONE NEEDING A LOW-TECH OPTION, just dial this number to listen in:

678-379-4840.   

Just follow the prompts!!!   

+Bishop Kevin Strickland

WEBINAR: Children and Youth Ministry in Uncertain Times

This webinar was held on Thursday, June 25, 2020.  We gathered experts from the ELCA to share about Children and Youth Ministry in this challenging time.  

Click here to see a recording of this webinar and to gain access to several important resources shared during this gathering.

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