Online Educational Opportunities

• Leading and Launching an Online Group

Building friendships and trust within a new group can take time. Building this within an online group might seem next to impossible. The VP3 staff has been using Zoom for the past seven years with great success. You will walk away from this event with 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. This is a recorded conversation you can view at your convenience.

• Adult Engagement: What Matters Most?

It’s the secret sauce of engagement in our churches and among adult groups: paying attention to how adults best learn and grow and want to contribute. This session will be an excellent opportunity to invite adult leaders in all ministry areas to consider how best to engage other adults well. Most of us have a lot of UN-learning to do!

• Mentoring Workshop

Every ministry leader, every Christian, perhaps every adult, would like a mentoring voice in their lives. Most admit they are lacking. Join us as we unpack four hurdles we are noticing in adults moving toward and participating in mentoring relationships. What can we do to be a mentoring kind of person ourselves, and cultivate mentoring friendships in others?


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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