Bob Ingram, CAP’s bookkeeper, led a Zoom training for church treasurers and finance teams in 2020. You can view the training HERE.
Charleston Atlantic Presbytery hosted two officer trainings via Zoom in 2020. You can view them by clicking the links below:
You can view the recorded STEPS 2021 workshops and worship below and read more about the presenters and the workshop descriptions in the BROCHURE. Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 at the time, we only held the virtual workshop options listed in the brochure.
- Planning Advent
- Stones that Shout? A Living Stone!
- Stress and Substance Abuse: A Place for the Church
- Building Stamina for Racial Justice
- Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living All Church Curriculum
- Reshape 2.0: Emerging Church Leadership and Practice in a VUCA World (Volatility – Uncertainty – Complexity – Ambiguity)
- Fear Not! Faith-Filled Children’s Messages
- Talking with People Who are Suicidal
- Of Immigrants, Refugees, and Exiles: A Christian Approach to Our Neighbors on the Southern Border
- The Impacts of Cybercrimes and Its Effects on our Children and Youth
- STEPS 2021 Worship
Once again your STEPS Planning Team put together a wonderful event. Feedback we have received so far has been positive. Those attending especially thought the workshops were relevant to the church today. Rev. Cece Armstrong brought the theme, “Living Stones” alive with her closing worship homily. The presbytery is grateful to Laurey Harrell and Hanna Crosby for serving as co-moderators of the event and to Ashley Sanders, Evelyn White, Lissa Long, Pat Jones, Kay Keeler, Lisa Schrott, Pamela Spivey, and Cece Armstrong- all who serve mightily and faithfully to make this STEPS happen.
Janis Blocker, Charleston Atlantic Presbytery Recording Clerk and Clerk of Session of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Walterboro, led a Clerk of Session Training via Zoom in the Fall of 2020. If you were not able to attend live (or just want a refresher), you can view the recording below as well as download relevant handouts.
STEPS in Winter was held on Saturday, February 27 via Zoom. You can view the recorded workshops below.
1. The Pandemic and Children and Youth led by Rachel Ward- The pandemic has upended the lives of everyone, but how specifically does it affect our children and youth. This workshop will discuss ways parents and the church can ease the stress. Rachel Ward is a counselor and a member of Providence Presbyterian Church. View the workshop HERE.
2. Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us lead by Layton Williams- Join the author of this book as she proposes that our primary calling as humans is not to create unity but rather to seek authentic relationship with God, ourselves, one another, and the world around us. And that means actively engaging those with whom we disagree. Our religious, political, social, and cultural differences can create doubt and tension, but disunity also provides surprising gifts of perspective and grace. By analyzing conflict and rifts in both modern culture and Scripture, Williams explores how our disagreements and differences—our disunity—can ultimately redeem us. Layton Williams is an ordained PCUSA minister and writer. She has worked with Sojourners and NEXT Church. View the workshop HERE.
3. Planning for Holy Week and Easter with Sanctified Art- This workshop will provide creative and meaningful ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in your congregation and homes. Sanctified Art is a talented creative team formed as the result of each member discerning ways to blend their creative talents with ministry. They are trained theologians and pastors in addition to being artists and creators. Sanctified Art offers their creative gifts to resource, provoke, guide, facilitate, and enrich the spiritual lives of worshipers around the world. View the workshop HERE.
Virtual STEPS 2020 was held Saturday, August 29. If you were not able to attend or wanted to be in two workshops at once, you can view the workshops and worship service by clicking on the links below:
- Ministry to and with Older Adults While Social Distancing
- Teaching Children Faith at Home
- Big Ideas in Youth Ministry
- Self-Care in a Season of Change
- Adaptive Change in a Time of Volatility
- What Happened at the First Ever Virtual General Assembly?
- Worship with Rev. J. Herbert Nelson
Video Prelude “For Such a Time As This”: