Announcing our 2021 Webinars (Part 1)

Co-sponsored by Gathering of Leaders and Episcopal Church Foundation

After ending 2020 on a high note (our webinar on Covid-19 Impact and Recovery Planning sold out!), we are announcing our webinar schedule through June and our webinar topics through April.

As always, we remain open to your suggestions and requests (submit to [email protected]). 

Here is our webinar schedule through May 2020:


Jan. 20, 2021 (Wed.) | 1:00pm–2:00pm (ET)
Congregational Vitality Assessment: How To Use This Powerful (Free) New Tool

FaithX has partnered with the Episcopal Church Foundation to offer our powerful, research-based Congregational Vitality Assessment diagnostic tool online, at no cost to congregations of all denominations and religious affiliations. Participants in this webinar will learn how to use this tool as a part of their congregations’ strategic missional planning, leverage their strengths, and address their weaknesses for the sake of their congregations’ vision and mission. Co-hosts: Ken Howard of FaithX and Haley Bankey of ECF and Gathering of Leaders.

Registration: 

  • Individual: $19.95/ticket
  • Group: $16.95/ticket (5 or more)

Feb. 17, 2021 (Wed.) | 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)
Creating Deeper Community Connections

If you don’t know your community, how can you respond in a missional way? Just like any relationship, making community connections takes time, effort, and intention. Join us as we offer specific tools to create deeper connections for missional planning.  Come ready to work and try out new ways of doing things.

Registration: 

  • Individual: $19.95/ticket
  • Group: $16.95/ticket (5 or more)
  • Add take home resources: $49.95 (webinar only, normally $250)

Mar. 17, 2021 (Wed.) | 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)
Public Health Expert on Tap: What’s Ahead for Congregations in 2021

Back by popular demand, public health expert Carl Johnson will share with us the latest information on Covid-19 today and how we can use this information to help our congregations plan for 2021.

Registration: 

  • Individual: $19.95/ticket
  • Group: $16.95/ticket (5 or more)
  • Add take home resources: $49.95 (webinar only, normally $250)

April. 21, 2021 (Wed.) | 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)
Mapping Systemic Racism in Your Community (a rural perspective)

Systemic Racism is real. Often called Structural Racism, it has been woven into our societal structures over centuries in such a pervasive way that if you are not on the receiving end of it, you may have inherited a cultural blindness to it. In this webinar you will learn how to use missional intelligence mapping not only to identify the specifics of how it affects vulnerable populations in your community, but also how you can confront those issues effectively.

Registration: 

  • Individual: $19.95/ticket
  • Group: $16.95/ticket (5 or more)
  • Add take home resources: $49.95 (webinar only, normally $250)

May 19, 2021 (Wed.) | 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)
To be announced


Jun. 16, 2021 (Wed.) | 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)
To be announced


Tentative Topics for May-June (and Beyond)

Capital Campaign Missional Assessment
In this webinar, participants will learn how to provide a solid foundation for capital campaign planning by conducting a data-grounded assessment of the missional opportunities and challenges in their neighborhoods to determine potential community support for improvements of their properties and buildings.

Creating Congregation-Community Collaborative Hubs
Across the United States, congregations are struggling to balance their budgets without sacrificing important congregational and community ministries. Meanwhile, 85% of their building space is vacant every week and more than 500,000 acres of congregational property go entirely unused nationwide. In this webinar faith leaders will learn how to develop a data-grounded plan to leverage their underused buildings and property for the sake of their neighborhoods and mission.

Leadership Transition Missional Assessment 
In this webinar, participants will learn how to conduct a data-grounded assessment of the missional opportunities and challenges in their neighborhoods to determine what knowledge, gifts, skills, attitudes, and qualities a successful candidate will need to have in order to help the congregation achieve their vision and mission.