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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WEBINARS 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.)


This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries.

This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both parts will receive 3 CEUs and meet the 2015 designated requirement for Clergy Boundaries.  Each part is 90 minutes long and will be offered on a selection of dates and times to allow ALL clergy to participate in their appropriate time zones.

Each part of these webinars was offered on three occasions. We have scheduled one makeup session for each part, for your convenience.

Monday – August 17th at 1pm US Eastern (5 pm UTC/GMT)

Monday – August 24th at 1pm US Eastern (5 pm UTC/GMT)

REGISTER NOW (Free) (NOTE: you will need to register separately for each part).


Find new vitality for giving in your congregation through a holistic approach to excellence in stewardship!

During this 90-minute webinar, you will:

  • Gain insights on how you can help to create a culture of generosity in your congregation.
  • Learn how to develop a highly effective annual stewardship campaign for your church.
  • Discover a wealth of resources to support your stewardship efforts throughout the year.
  • Connect with other church leaders with perspectives on the ministry of stewardship.

Webinar Facilitators are:

Rev. Elder Don Eastman has long been one of MCC’s leading advocates of healthy church growth and excellence in ministry. From his many years as a successful pastor, non-profit organization executive, and MCC denominational leader, he brings a wide range of experience and expertise. As an Elder, Rev. Eastman served as both the Treasurer and Vice Moderator of the MCC denomination.

Rev. Dr. Robert Griffin is the Executive Minister of the Sunshine Cathedral MCC in Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA). He has served for more than 25 years in transformational leadership roles as a pastor and denominational leader in the global MCC movement. He currently serves as a member of the Governing Board of Metropolitan Community Churches and is a member of the Episcopal Divinity School’s Board of Trustees.

This webinar is designed for Pastors, Board Members, and Stewardship Teams.  Space is limited, so register soon.

This webinar will be offered three times in 2015.  REGISTRATION IS FREE. Select the webinar that matches your congregational size.

  • Over 150 in weekly worship attendance: 22 April 2015, 3:00pm – 4:30pm UTC/GMT (11:00am – 12:30pm EDT)

  • 75 to 150 in weekly worship attendance: 17 June 2015, 3:00pm – 4:30pm UTC/GMT (11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT)

  • Under 75 in weekly worship attendance: 12 August 2015, 3:00pm – 4:30pm UTC/GMT (11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT)
    REGISTER NOW! (Free)


“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”  — Attributed to Lilla Watson and the Aboriginal Activists Group in Queensland, Australia

The context for justice work is often very messy and complicated. People experience oppression based on many things-race, gender, sexuality, nationality, language, religion, ability, appearance, age, relationship/familial status, etc. We know that justice work is most effective when done in solidarity with one another, but it is hard to know how to best accomplish this. It is particularly difficult for people of privilege to work for justice with those who are experiencing oppression based on characteristics they do not share. For example: How can white people work against racism and race-based violence with people of color in ways that are truly healthy, mutual, and constructive?  How can cis-gendered people most effectively speak and act against anti-trans oppression with trans* and gender non-conforming people? These conversations are difficult conversations to have because this is hard work.

The Office of Emerging Ministries and the Office of Formation and Leadership Development are co-sponsoring a series of virtual webinars and conversations for all who want to engage in this work of solidarity beyond being allies but as effective activists in one another’s struggles for liberation.

The first webinar will occur on Thursday, August 20th from 1:00 – 2:30 U.S. Eastern Time (5:00 – 6:30 pm UTC/GMT). This kick-off event will include a foundational presentation about privilege, power, and oppression and a discussion about the ways in which all of us experience privilege and marginalization in various contexts.  Following this initial webinar, we will host a series of discussions on the particularities of oppressions such as racism, sexism, anti-trans* oppression, etc. that will allow us to get real with ourselves and one another about how to strive for solidarity in our shared work for justice.

Please don’t miss this opportunity. Bring your questions. Bring your experiences. Bring your willingness to be uncomfortable and your openness to learning more about yourself and your siblings on the journey.

This webinar series will be FREE. To register, please email We will send login information prior to the webinar, along with any additional resources.


CLERGY BOOK CLUB – So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World by Margaret J. Wheatley.

Revs. Joe Cobb and Alycia Erickson will lead this clergy book study on:

Mondays from 7 September – 12 October from 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST.

This will be in the “Clergy Support” room on Adobe Connect.  Limited to 12 people. Click This Link to Register – Places are filling fast:

You will need to purchase the book ahead of the class starting on September 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Joe Cobb  or Rev. Alycia Erickson