Live Webinars

8th March, 2012 - Posted by Kharma - No Comments

In order to see video of the presentation on the following webinars, attendees will need access to a computer and a fast internet connection. Some webinars will use audio through Adobe and others will utilize a telephone conference line.  Participants will be sent log-in information prior to each event, which will include instructions about audio/video requirements.


Please take a moment to Download & Review Instructions on using Adobe Connect, and on the conversation protocol that we will be using for audio interaction.

Registration for each webinar is $50 USD (unless otherwise noted.  (Click here to see our refund policy.)

Seeking Opportunities for
… Personal Spiritual Growth?
… Collegial Connection and Support?
… Practical Tools to Improve Your Life, Relationships, and Ministry?

Join Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Joe Cobb for to explore a book that will help you remember and employ some sustainable practices for getting more out of and giving more to life, ministry, self, love, God … (practices include: vision, reverence, incarnation, groundedness, wilderness, community, vocation, sabbath, physical labor, breakthrough, prayer, and benediction.)


We will read together the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World by acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor. Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.

This is not just a book study.  It is an opportunity to connect with clergy peers and engage in personal spiritual work in community.  One of the greatest challenges MCC Clergy face is a feeling of isolation as we go about the wonderful, but often exhausting, work of ministry. Finding time to truly engage our own growth and connect in supportive relationships with trusted peers is often difficult.  We hope this opportunity to do so virtually will meet that need for some.

This group is limited to active clergy and a maximum of 10 participants.

The Altar Study Group will meet for 90 minutes on Thursdays, 13 February – 20 March from 9:00 – 10:30 pm GMT/UTC (4:00 – 5:30 pm US Eastern Time) via Adobe Connect. Participants will need to commit to attending at least five of the sessions and must have a high-speed Internet connection and web cam. Registration is $50 USD for all sessions. 5 CEUs will be awarded.  REGISTER NOW!!

Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos is the Associate Director of Formation and Leadership Development for MCC. 

 Rev. Joe Cobb is the Pastor of MCC of the Blue Ridge and the co-author of Our Family Outing: A Memoir of Coming Out and Coming Through.






Thursday, 20 March 2014
6:00 – 7:30 pm ET

(10 – 11:30 pm UTC/GMT)

via Adobe Connect (internet connection will be used for audio / video)

Presenters: Rev. Dan Koeshall, Senior Pastor of MCC San Diego and Rev. Judith Maynard, Senior Pastor of MCC of Albuquerque

Responders: Kaki Johnson, Director of Children’s Ministry at MCC San Diego and Jude Litzenberger, Attorney and Network Leader (SO. CAL/NV)

MCC is a radically inclusive church with a commitment to creating safe spaces (sanctuaries) where all can worship, grow, and serve. We are a movement that believes in transformation, and we also know that this is very hard work that takes intentional and sustained effort. One issue that many (i.e. most, if not all) of our congregations will face is the question of how to include registered sex offenders who wish to become involved in MCC.

Join us for a conversation about how our congregations can best balance our responsibility to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm and compassionately include those with a history of sex offense. Rev. Dan Koeshall and Rev. Judith Maynard will share from their personal experience of working with their congregations through this issue from many angles and vantage points. We will talk about risk management, the development of processes and policies that help protect all parties, and the courage it takes to hold the tensions, emotions, and thoughts as well as the various civic laws and other ethical considerations that apply in these situations. The entire webinar will last 90 minutes and registration is FREE. The initial presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, with 10-15 minutes of response from those who have experienced this from a different perspective (i.e. a director of children’s ministry and an attorney). At least 30 minutes of time will be devoted to exploring and answering questions from webinar participants.

This webinar is open to in-care candidates, clergy, lay leaders, and anyone else interested in the conversation. 1 CEU will be awarded for those needing continuing education credit. To register, please send an email indicating your plans to attend to


Stay tuned for a complete list of upcoming webinars. See the On Demand Learning Site to access previous webinars.