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The Changing Church Webinar Series

Week 5 in series, "If we build it they might not come."

Join Us Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Time:              Thursday, July 15th,  11am EST/10 CST
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1.  Juan Sarmiento serves as Executive Presbyter of The San Fernando Presbytery. He has been in pastoral ministry and nonprofit leadership for more than 25 years. With the Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville, KY, and other organizations, Juan has helped strengthen community outreach and leadership development efforts in four continents. His formal education includes Columbia, Louisville, San Francisco, and Fuller Theological Seminaries. Juan is originally from Venezuela and ordained in Brazil. Both his wife Maricela, and their son Jonathan were born in the Los Angeles area.

2. Matt Pearson is the Campus & Teaching Pastor at The Church at West Franklin. He previously served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR (2012-2014), Wynne Baptist Church in Wynne, AR (2005-2012), and Friendship Baptist Church in Amite, LA (2001-2005). Prior to this, he served as Student Pastor at Wooley Springs Baptist Church in Ardmore, AL (1999-2000).  Originally from North Alabama, Matt graduated from Auburn University (1999) before receiving a Masters Degree (Expository Preaching) from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2004) and a PhD (Preaching/Practical Theology) from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (2009). He loves spending time with his 3 children, Luke, Seth, and Birti, going on dates with his wife, Katie, drinking strong Starbucks coffee, and yelling at the TV when Auburn is playing football.

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The Changing Church Webinar Series 2021

The Center for Healthy ChurchesThe Church Network, The Presbyterian FoundationBaptist News GlobalTruett Seminary, PneumatrixUptickMinistering to MinistersGardner-Webb University, and the Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership at Belmont University, and the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving are offering weekly webinars to help equip ministers and the congregations they serve to respond to the growing challenges of a changing world. For more information please visit our website.

WHEN: Thursdays 11 AM EST (approximately 40 minutes)
WHERE: Zoom (;
WHO: Ministers in local congregations
WHAT: Content will focus on responding and adapting to the practical needs of churches and ministers in the 21st Century.
COST: Free

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S.T.E.P.™ (Strategic Transition Education Program), the next generation in interim ministry, training is based on the principles developed by Russell Crabtree in Transition Apparitions: Why Much of What We Know about Pastoral Transitions Is Wrong. Crabtree uses an evidence-based approach that shows a one-size-fits-all approach ignores the uniqueness of each congregation.

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