Online Educational Opportunities


The What Matters Most? Series are key conversations around the craft of helping adults develop and grow up into Christ.




Mark your calendars for our upcoming free What Matters Most online events! Each 90-minute event will begin at Noon CT.

February 16   Life Rhythms: What Matters Most?



What Matters Most? Webinar Series

There are many topics we could be learning about these days, so we hope these sought-after topics are helpful and encouraging to you.


Adult Learning: When leading a group of adults, how can I best engage them?

Leadership Development: How did Jesus develop leaders and how does that apply to us?

Spiritual Formation: Keith Anderson shares how we are formed in the ordinary-ness of our lives.

• God is Already Up to Something Good: Kirsten Waldschmidt and Vic Gordon joined the VP3 team in talking about this assumption, where we see it in the Scriptures, and how we are to join in.

• Life Transitions: Scott and Beth Shaum, Barnabas International, shared parts of their stories of life transitions and ways in which they identify and process these transitions.

• Life Story: Pastor Aubrey Barnwell and Sam Nikkel joined Pam and Rob as they discussed not only about sharing your story but about listening to others’ stories. (recording to be posted soon.)



Leading and Launching an Online Group

If you are thinking about leading an online group, we encourage you to listen to this recent event. We talk about how building friendships and trust within a new group can take time. Building this within an online group might seem next to impossible. You will gain insights and tips as well as answers to some of your questions before you launch your own online Bible study, small group, or VP3 group. Questions such as:


      • • Is it possible to create “community” in a virtual format?
      • • How do you cultivate conversation well?
      • • What are the biggest hurdles in a virtual format?
      • • What are the good surprises within an online group?


Jesus’ Way in a Social Distancing World

There are a lot of voices contributing to how to “be” during this disorienting season. Perhaps too many voices. Consider with us what it could look like as we explore Jesus’ hospitable, particularizing, deepening, and patient way with others – socially distanced.

Crucibles: Times of Disorientation in a Leader’s Life

What am I to do as a leader when life simply does not make sense? These seasons will come, and they often prove to be very trying, isolating, and confusing. But they can also be heightened times of learning in our lives and for our leadership. How are we to respond faithfully? There are ways we can learn to navigate such times.


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