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Leading in Crisis: Keeping the mission alive
August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
How do we keep our mission alive right now? How do we drive engagement and dialogues with our community? How do we witness the Good News when today’s news seems so bleak?
GBHEM is asking the experts.
Part III of our “Leading in Crisis” series will discuss how to keep your mission alive at a time when you might be struggling just to keep your lights on. Panelists will include Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Rev. Dr. Douglas F. Powe, Jr., and Rev. Ted Henry.
Bishop Harvey is the president of United Methodist Council of Bishops and bishop of the Louisiana Annual Conference. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Centenary College, Dillard University and Southern Methodist University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist University. As bishop, Harvey has challenged her faith communities to look beyond themselves and to keep an eye focused on the edge where God is at work.
Rev. Dr. Powe is the director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and the James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism and Professor of Urban Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is also an ordained elder in the Baltimore/Washington Annual Conference. Powe’s research focuses are church revitalization, urban theology and Methodist theology. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Rev. Ted Henry is the senior pastor of Banner Elk United Methodist Church and chaplain for Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. He is a licensed local pastor with the Western North Carolina Annual Conference and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. In his dual appointment, Henry confronts the effects of the pandemic not only on a local congregation but also on the higher education community in which he serves.